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Arm Pain After Flu Shot
Yes its quite common: It can last for less than a day in majority of people, but in some it could last longer, for a few days. If it last longer 2-3 days or is getting worse, see your pcp, as it might be something else. ...Read more
Since flu shot 9/25/12 severe arm pain, weakness, and numbness. Emg was fine. Tking Medrol pk for inflammation. What causes tightness and tingling?
I got a flu shot about a 1.5 weeks ago and bled when i got it. Now I have a deep bruise and some arm pain through the whole arm. Is this normal?
No, but possible: Normally one wouldn't bleed after any vaccine shot, but very occasionally the point of the needle might pierce a slightly aberrant large vein inadvertently, and result in more bleeding that typically occurs. The deep bruise tells me there was bleeding under the skin. This normally passes with time and will gradually get better. Sometimes a heating pad or warm soaks help speed the resolution. ...Read more
Is it normal to have pain at the injection sight on my arm after a flu shot that radiates towards the upper back?
1-2 days: Local adverse reactions like soreness, swelling and redness usually begin soon after the shot and last 1-2 days. ...Read more
Muscle inflammation: Flu vaccines are generally injected into the deltoid, the muscular part of the arm. It causes inflammation of the area and followed by a slight immune reaction (desired effect). So, your arm/deltoid should be sore for 1 to 2 days following the injection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a severe, sharp, localized pain that radiates away from the area when i move my arm specific ways. I am a week out from my flu shot, Why?
If you are having: pain at the site of an immunization that can be normal as it goes into the muscle and sometimes it causes a small bruise in the muscle, not to be confused with a blood clot that travels to the lungs. If your arm is red and tender it is possible you may have an infection in that case you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more
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