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Daytona Beach, FL
A 52-year-old male asked:

how long is a person's arm sore after a flu shot?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Niharika Khanna
Family Medicine 39 years experience
For a short time: After the flu shot, the arm may be sore from the needle entering the body and there maybe heaviness at the injection site. Usually the injection site remains sore for 12-24 hours and then the patient starts to feel more normal.

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A 18-year-old male asked:

I am waiting for anappointment for an ultra scan on a tender lump on my arm which is left from a flu jab 5 months ago. What could it be?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Humphrey
Specializes in Interventional Radiology
Probably lymph node: It's probably a swollen lymph node.
Panama City, FL
A 26-year-old female asked:

My arm feels kinda sore and numb after the flu shot , is that normal ?

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Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 47 years experience
Quite often: Many pts have tenderness and even some numbness post flu shot...should subside in few days. If doesn't or worsens, consult your doc.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

After the flu shot why is my arm sore?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Flu Shot: Local inflammation is quite common.

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