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Pain in upper left arm after the flu shot. How long it lasts?

Pain in upper left arm after the flu shot. How long it lasts?

1-2 days: Local adverse reactions like soreness, swelling and redness usually begin soon after the shot and last 1-2 days. ...Read more

Flu Shot (Definition)

Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more


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How long will my arm hurt after a flu shot? It's been a week and i can barely use my left arm.

How long will my arm hurt after a flu shot?  It's been a week and i can barely use my left arm.

Pain after flu shot: This is not common to have pain lasting so long. You should report this to your doctor as a reaction to the flu shot and ask for advise. ...Read more

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Constant pain upper left arm. Had flu shot 3 weeks ago could this still cause pain?

Constant pain upper left arm. Had flu shot 3 weeks ago could this still cause pain?

Flu shots: If the person administering the shot hit the muscle tendon and injected into it, the pain may persist for some time. The injectate itself causes inflammation within the muscle too. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago, got a flu shot in left arm and a pneumonia booster in right arm. Left arm fine. Right arm has heavy feeling for past two weeks ?

Two weeks ago, got a flu shot in left arm and a pneumonia booster in right arm. Left arm fine. Right arm has heavy feeling for past two weeks ?

Not serious: This is not common but does occur. It may be your immune response to the shot. As long as you can use the arm, in a normal fashion, then there is not a problem and should pass. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Left arm randomly tingles for past three weeks, extending from the lower back of the upper around to forearm stopping at the wrist; flu shot recently?

Left arm randomly tingles for past three weeks, extending from the lower back of the upper around to forearm stopping at the wrist; flu shot recently?

Arm pain: This is not likely to be due to the influenza vaccine, and must be examined to be diagnosed. You may need imaging studies of the cervical spine or the brachial plexus. Go and see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can left arm muscle pain be sign of heart attack? Woke up feeling like when you get arm soreness from flu shot, but been two weeks since flu shot

Can left arm muscle pain be sign of heart attack? Woke up feeling like when you get arm soreness from flu shot, but been two weeks since flu shot

Hard to say.: Did you sleep on your arm?. Could be musculoskeletal pain, can not exclude heart. Does it get worse with activity. Anything makes it better or worse?. What other risk factors you have. Depends on full history and exam. Please see an md. ...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?

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

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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more