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I got a shot in the arm a few months ago and my arm is still sore?

I got a shot in the arm a few months ago and my arm is still sore?

Probably OK: This is unusual but not unheard of. Sometimes there is some trauma to the tissue of the arm, or maybe a nerve, that just takes many months to heal completely. If it is generally getting better, you might just give it some more time. If you are concerned, or it is not trending better, you might have your health care provider take a look. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not normal but...: Such a reaction is not "normal" but unfortunately is also not highly unusual. The flu vaccine can cause many side effects, some of them quite serious. This might be worth risking if the flu shot really worked but research shows there is surprisingly little evidence that flu shots really help! see http://nyti.Ms/16qehvo ; http://bit.Ly/19vzl7q ; http://bit.Ly/15y6igv try homeopathic arnica. ...Read more

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I had a tetanus shot and now a few days later I have a big lump on my arm and its red and hurts?

I had a tetanus shot  and now a few days later I have a big lump on my arm  and its red and hurts?

An expected reaction: A sore red area at the site of a vaccination is what happens when your healthy immune system reacts to the shot. It should only last 2-3 days. ...Read more

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I received a blow to the inside of my left knee a couple months ago and it's still somewhat painful, thoughts?

I received a blow to the inside of my left knee a couple months ago and it's still somewhat painful, thoughts?

Is it getting worse?: An injury to the knee most likely causes bruising of the tissues, which gets better in about 3-4 weeks; traumatic synovitis from the injury occurs and can take upto 3 months to completely resolve. If its not getting worse, but has improved then just hang in there as I am sure it'll subside completely; if not then check with your orthopod and get properly diagnosed and treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was in the garden a week ago and felt a pinch on my pinky toe......a week later it is still swollen and has had the pins and needles feeling?

I was in the garden a week ago and felt a pinch on my pinky toe......a week later it is still swollen  and has had the pins and needles feeling?

Sounds like bite?: Certainly seems possible that your toe has been bitten by some form of "critter" which has obviously not left many clues except ongoing swelling with paresthesias. Your best bet is to see a physician who can get a good look at the swelling and toe to determine whether or not this is something that is likely to respond to antibiotics or something else. ...Read more

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I have had a swollen lymph mode under my chin for more then a year now it was around the time I had bad acne and got phnemonia I first got it?

I have had a swollen lymph mode under my chin for more then a year now it was around the time I had bad acne and got phnemonia I first got it?

Ok if not enlarging: or tender. Acne or localized infection will often cause a lymph node to enlarge and may stay mildly enlarged for some time without cause for worry, but I would prefer that you have an exam with your doctor before I can give you "all clear." ...Read more

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I got a tetanus shot a couple weeks ago and I still have a bump where the shot was put in at. Is there something wrong?

I got a tetanus shot a couple weeks ago and I still have a bump where the shot was put in at. Is there something wrong?

No: If it was a booster shot, the local reaction with the vaccine and pre-exisiting antibodies may last a few weeks. It will resolve.
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I am 28 yrs and a few months ago i started getting a cold feeling in my left arm it comes and goes but always last a few days what could cause it?

I am 28 yrs and a few months ago i started getting a cold feeling in my left arm it comes and goes but always last a few days what could cause it?

See a doctor: This could be neurological or vascular and without an exam have no way of diagnosing. You might start with a pcp and they can refer to you specialist if necessary. ...Read more

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I got a cut in my leg months ago and it's still tender. Is this normal?

Possible: Pain may last for a long time after any injury. Have it evaluated by a professional to make sure that there is nothing out of the ordinary going on. ...Read more

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My neck hurts and stays a little stiff, the right side.I had a cortazone shot a few weeks ago. It didn't help.What can I do for it?

My neck hurts and stays a little stiff, the right side.I had a cortazone shot a few weeks ago. It didn't help.What can I do for it?

Many things: See a physiatrist. They will perform a throrough history and physical examination, order the appropriate tests and then prescribe a rehabilitation program. This may include, medication, physical therapy, particular types of injections (there are several types depending on where the pain is coming from), alternative therapies if needed like acupuncture, chiropractic etc. There are many options. ...Read more

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I got bit by a mosquito in a park a few hours ago and now my arm feels weak. What could be the reason for this?

I got bit by a mosquito in a park a few hours ago and now my arm feels weak. What could be the reason for this?

I do not know: Usually a mosquito bite would not cause weakness in the whole arm. If it continues, see a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I had a tic in my knee over a month ago the spot still itches and you can still see 33 where it was at?

I had a tic in my knee over a month ago the spot still itches and you can still see 33 where it was at?

Not unusual, but...: The local reaction to a tick bite is not that different than what you would have from a splinter. The tick was a foreign body & your body is reacting to it. When removed, sometimes mouth parts break off & stay in the skin, which can cause a more prolonged reaction. Fortunately, these leftovers do not greatly add to your risk of tick borne diseases. If you have rash, fever, pain however, see a dr. ...Read more

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I had a unsafe sex 5 month ago and a two weeks ago i had strep throat and like month ago I have a small rash on the bottom of my back is that an hiv?

I had a unsafe sex 5 month ago and a two weeks ago i had strep throat and like month ago I have a small rash on the bottom of my back is that an hiv?

HIV is Hard to get: If you got HIV and got a full body rash two to three weeks after exposure then this would be a possible explanation. But, five months? Nope not likely. It is something else. Do not forget that if you have a high risk exposure to HIV you can prevent infection as long as you get on the post exposure prophylaxis" regimen within 72 hours. You should have a doctor who knows what to do. ...Read more

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I had the flu a little over a week ago and now have my left ear clogged and sore throat. Is this related to the shot?

I had the flu a little over a week ago and now have my left ear clogged and sore throat. Is this related to the shot?

Congestion/ sore : Throat.You had the flu or a flu vaccine? Two very different things. To decrease congestion that may be impacting your eustachian tube (drains the ears) try a couple things. Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ΒΌ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that >. ...Read more

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