Top
30
Doctor insights on: Does Getting A Shot Hurt

Share
1

1
Does getting alergy test shots hurt?

Does getting alergy test shots hurt?

Very little: If given properly and the dose is not excessive, even a 5 year-old child can tolerate it. In fact, it causes less pain and discomfort than the skin test. Many patients didn't realize that they already got the shots from a nurse who has been properly trained. ...Read more

2

2
When you get a penicillian shot in your butt is it supposed to hurt bad?

When you get a penicillian shot in your butt is it supposed to hurt bad?

Yes: It's a thick, viscous liquid, which always hurts more than a thin, watery one. ...Read more

3

3
Im going to pain management in the morning to get a shot in my back what should I expect to happen and how am I gonna feel after, and does it hurt?

Im going to pain management in the morning to get a shot in my back what should I expect to happen and how am I gonna feel after, and does it hurt?

Aftereffects: "a shot"! this is likely an epidural injection where he/she injects a steroid into or onto the area that is damaged. If successful the pain relief will be quick due to the local anesthesia, then may wear off for a few days until the steriod effect come in (5 to 10 days). Worst effects i see are recovery from anesthesia, which is variable, but may take a few hours to wear off. ...Read more

4

4
What to do if I have to get a TB shot and i need to know how bad it hurts?

What to do if I have to get a TB shot and i need to know how bad it hurts?

Slight pain: The TB test (PPD) is administered just under the skin (intradermal) so the needle is not inserted deep into the skin. A very small needle is used for this test and it will be over before you even know it. Use of distraction techniques while being injected might help relieve the discomfort or anxiety associated with this mildly painful procedure. ...Read more

5

5
I go to ER some when my meds don't help my migraines and get shots in butt and after 2 months butt still hurts why?

I go to ER some when my meds don't help my migraines and get shots in butt and after 2 months butt still hurts why?

Depends: Really depends how often you are going to the er and how often the same site on the butt in injected. If you have continual pain for this long, you need to be seen and evaluated by your physician to make sure there is no abscess or hematoma in the area. ...Read more

6

6
I am about to get a shot in the breast how bad is that going to hurt?

Predicting pain?: No one can answer your question honestly. You cannot predict pain. ...Read more

7

7
Does it hurt to get a cortisone shot in the ankle?

Needles usually : Are not painless. Having said that they aren't to bad. Personally, i'm not a big fan of steroids and feel there are better things to inject. ...Read more

8

8
I will get a flu shot wednesday. Is gonna hurt?

I will get a flu shot wednesday. Is gonna hurt?

Not worse than ...: Common side effects of flu shot are not worse than those of any other vaccine. One two doses of tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin after flu shot would alleviate or prevent common reaction. ...Read more

10

10
Do perlane (dermal fillers) injections hurt? I don't like shots much. I'm always worried they're going to hurt. I'd really like to get perlane (dermal fillers), but i'm worried the injections might hurt. .

Some : Some injectable fillers- like Perlane (dermal fillers) are available with a numbing medication mixed in. Topical Lidocaine on the skin will help alleviate the discomfort. After pre-treament, the injection of the filler feels more like pressure than pain. ...Read more

11

11
Does it hurt to get a novocain (procaine) shot at the dentist?

Does it hurt to get a novocain (procaine) shot at the dentist?

Not really: Pain is actually very subjective, while someone may feel it hurts terribly, someone else may not feel it at all. A big part of it is how 'heavy-handed' or gentle your dentist is, and you can talk to some of his/her patients to get an idea. Ask your dentist to put a bit of topical anesthetic before you get the shot, and it will help you in feeling less of the pinch of the needle. ...Read more

12

12
I got my 18 year old shot yesterday and about an inch under where I got it, there is a hard lump that hurts. Why !? And how do I get rid of it?

I got my 18 year old shot yesterday and about an inch under where I got it, there is a hard lump that hurts. Why !? And how do I get rid of it?

Muscle spasm: The vaccines are injected into muscle to get the most consistent dispersal over time, and sometimes the muscle will tighten up in the areas involved. It will relax within 48 to 72 hours in most cases.You can sometimes speed the process with a heating pad on a low setting. ...Read more

13

13
Can you say if it could it hurt if 2 of your baby teeth have to get removed and at the top.Will the shot hurt?

Can you say if it could it hurt if 2 of your baby teeth have to get removed and at the top.Will the shot hurt?

It's a trade off: Modern local anesthetics can be applied with little of no discomfort. Leaving teeth in place that should be extracted can create havoc. Talk to your dentist. If you are concerned, ask dentist for referral to a qualified oral surgeon, the specialist that's trained to do this for you in the easiest manner possible. ...Read more

14

14
Should i get a shot after getting a 10inch deep to the bone cut from a rusted fence? It is real deep. I am very weakened by it but its not on a main artery. But it hurts.

Should i get a shot after getting a 10inch deep to the bone cut from a rusted fence? It is real deep. I am very weakened by it but its not on a main artery. But it hurts.

Hello. : Hello. It is really important that your tetanus is up to date. (minimum of every 10 years). In addtion, please get this evaluated asap. Puncture wounds from rusty objects can get really nasty. ...Read more

15

15
While on the Depo-Provera shot, if I unknowingly get pregnant, will it hurt the baby if I keep getting shots?

While on the Depo-Provera shot, if I unknowingly get pregnant, will it hurt the baby if I keep getting shots?

No: Depo-provera will not harm an existing pregnancy. If you get your injections regularly, depo-provera is very effective. If there is any concern, request a urine pregnancy test before your injection. ...Read more

17

17
Will i get anesthesia before my radiesse (dermal fillers) injections? I hate shots. I always end up feeling like a little kid, because they hurt so bad. Will i be able to get something to prevent the pain before getting radiesse (dermal fillers)? .

Will i get anesthesia before my radiesse (dermal fillers) injections? I hate shots. I always end up feeling like a little kid, because they hurt so bad. Will i be able to get something to prevent the pain before getting radiesse (dermal fillers)?

.

Most : Most surgeons will give the patient the option of a local anesthetic injection or even the use of topical anesthetic (numbing cream). I generally do not give oral medications to be taken prior to injections. Products like Restylane (dermal fillers) and juverderm come with local anesthetic already mixed into the syringe. These products tend to cause less discomfort than Radiesse during injections.
Consult a plastic surgeon in your area.
Best of luck to you.
www.natureredefined.com. ...Read more

19

19
Why does my arm hurt after I get a flu shot? It feels sore.

Expected: Often people will experience soreness in the arm that received the flu shot as the body responds to the foreign material and this is normal as long as it doesn't last for more than a week. ...Read more

20

20
Whenever i get an intermuscular injection or a vaccine/pneumonia shot in my upper arm, it hurts for days. Why is that?

Whenever i get an intermuscular injection or a vaccine/pneumonia shot in my upper arm, it hurts for days. Why is that?

Normal immune system: Pain at the site of an immunologic injection (vaccine) is usually showing that your immune system is working well and the vaccine is having its desired result. Other times it can be simply from a deep bruise. Both respond to Acetaminophen and cold compresses initially, but warm compresses may make the pain feel better after the first 24 hours. ...Read more

21

21
I had to get a tetanus shot and monday will make it two weeks ago. My arm still hurts and is sore when moving it. Is this common?

I had to get a tetanus shot and monday will make it two weeks ago. My arm still hurts and is sore when moving it. Is this common?

Normal: The soreness can last for several weeks.
If you are able to move the arm and there is no overlying skin changes you are safe to watch it.
Exercise and gentle massage can help. ...Read more

22

22
Have arthritic knees take methotrexate get steroid shots in knees to walk got them 2 1/2 mos ago how often for how long safely hurt now trouble walkin?

Have arthritic knees take methotrexate get steroid shots in knees to walk got them 2 1/2 mos ago how often for how long safely hurt now trouble walkin?

Knee arthritis: If you do not want knee replacement or are not a candidate for any given reason, there is a procedure called Genicular nerve ablation which will relieve the pain for about a year at a time. Try to find a pain physician in your area. Much better than getting steroid injections on a regular basis. It makes your knee joint numb so you won't feel any pain and is a very safe and effective procedure. ...Read more

23

23
Does it hurt to get a steroid shot on your shoulder? If it does, can you take Tylenol (acetaminophen) afterwards? And How long does the inflammation last?

A tiny bit: If done as usual, you would receive a little local anesthetic that would sting until it puts the skin to sleep. Local anesthetic is usually given with the steroid (ask!) so that actually you may be pain free for several hours. During this time your doc may advise you to move the shoulder through the full range of motion, depending on diagnosis. Inflammation relieved in days. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is fine. ...Read more

24

24
If a dentist pull your teeth will it hurt ? If a dentist pull your teeth will it hurt even if you get a shot in your mouth ?

If : If you have the right anesthetic it shouldn't but the area where the tooth used to be will hurt slightly for a few days after it is pulled out. You can ask for topical gel prior to getting the "shot" where the anesthetic is going to go and this will help. You can also ask to be put to "sleep" by an oral surgeon or ask if the dentist does nitrous oxide ( laughing gas) which will help as well. ...Read more

25

25
Can i be pregnant?I have a fever and a odorless discharge. Sometimes my breasts hurt and my body ache! i took the shot after we tried to get pregnant

Can i be pregnant?I have a fever and a odorless discharge. Sometimes my breasts hurt and my body ache! i took the shot after we tried to get pregnant

Pregnant?: Get a urine test strip kit from your friendly pharmacist and test yourself 7-10 days after you thing you may have conceived, and if negative wait the same amount of time and test again. Good luck and if not preggers, keep trying. ...Read more

26

26
I'm a 45 y.O. Black female & my bones & joints ache quite a bit. Occasionally, I get b vitamin & amino acid shots & I hurt much less. Why is that?

I'm a 45 y.O. Black female & my bones & joints ache quite a bit. Occasionally, I get b vitamin & amino acid shots & I hurt much less. Why is that?

Can't be certain: The uses of vitamin injections to help one feel good has been done for years, but i know of no scientific data yet to confirm doing that. The Amino Acid injections - i know of no data about those either. If you are vitamin deficient that may be an explanation but some woudl explain this as a placebo response. ...Read more

27

27
My teeth are too sensitive to tolerate any dental procedure and i rarely get any dental care. I have a lot of fear of dentists. I can't stand the pick. It hurts. Even with numbing shots i feel the drill like an electric jolt. I can barely tolerate go

My teeth are too sensitive to tolerate any dental procedure and  i rarely get any dental care.  I have a lot of fear of dentists. I can't stand the pick.  It hurts.  Even with numbing shots i feel the drill like an electric jolt.  I can barely tolerate go

Let : Let me start by saying that although I am a dentist i share your dental anxiety. I ask for nitrous oxide to have my teeth cleaned. It just takes the edge off! you have a right to the comforts of modern dentistry and it is important that you follow through with treatment. If your current dentist is opposed to giving you nitrous find someone who will. It's great that the nitrous works well enough for you-so don't be ashamed because some of the best of us who are certainly not drug addicts need it. Good luck. ...Read more

30

30
Could someone get pregnant if they did not go back for their Depo-Provera shot, my breast are real sore and I have been getting sick on the stomach a lot lately and my breast has never hurt like this before?

Could someone get pregnant if they did not go back for their Depo-Provera shot, my breast are real sore and I have been getting sick on the stomach a lot lately and my breast has never hurt like this before?

Yes: Being late or skipping a depo=provera injection can make it more likely to get pregnant and remove your birth control protection. Your symptoms could easily be secondary to having gotten pregnant. Get a pregnancy test and go for prenatal care if positive. I would see an ob-gyn doctore even if the pregnancy test is negative. ...Read more