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How long will my arm be sore after getting the gardisil vaccine?

How long will my arm be sore after getting the gardisil vaccine?

24 hours: Arm soreness can occur with any vaccination but typically it resolves within 24 hours. Sometime the soreness may last for 2-3 days ...Read more

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I recently got a HPV or gardasil shot in my left arm. It has now been two days and symptoms of a reaction have developed. Please help!

I recently got a HPV or gardasil shot in my left arm. It has now been two days and symptoms of a reaction have developed. Please help!

Local reaction: Reactions at the site of injection occur with some frequency with almost any vaccine. If this continues to enlarge, be red and tender or if you have any symptoms such as fever or chills, see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I got the Gardasil shot a month ago and my arm still has moderate pain with limited mobility. Should I be concerned and should I visit a doctor?

I got the Gardasil shot a month ago and my arm still has moderate pain with limited mobility. Should I be concerned and should I visit a doctor?

Very unusual: Injection site pain can occur with any shot, including Gardasil and other vaccines, but should clear up in a few days; unusual to last this long. What does "limited mobility" mean? Because it hurts to move the arm? Conceivably you have a bacterial infection in that area. See the doctor who gave the shot. (If it was first Gardasil dose and nothing serious is found, it's time for your second dose.) ...Read more

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I had my last gardasil vaccine 2 months ago. No complications. Now i have a lump on my arm that hurts to touch and move my arm. Should i be concerned?

I had my last gardasil vaccine 2 months ago. No complications. Now i have a lump on my arm that hurts to touch and move my arm. Should i be concerned?

Infection?: If the lump is exactly at the site of the vaccine injection, maybe it is a delayed infection or other reaction to the shot. This sort of thing is rare but could happen. If the lump is anywhere else, probably it has nothing to do with the vaccine. See a doctor soon if the area continues to enlarge or becomes more tender; if any redness; or if you have fever. ...Read more

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Got the gardisil shot 2 days ago and my arm still hurts today...Is this normal?

Got the gardisil shot 2 days ago and my arm still hurts today...Is this normal?

Sometimes: It happens sometimes, should get better and better by next week. Try to keep moving around but no heavy lifting, take over the counter pain med, gentle massage, contact the doctor if not improving next week. It doesn't mean will happen with other gardisil shots, so be sure to complete series. Sore arm is better than procedures and treatments for cervical cancer which the shot helps prevent. ...Read more

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Sore throat and stuffy nose after guardasil how long will this last?

Sore throat and stuffy nose after guardasil how long will this last?

Likely not related: Hi. Your symptoms an likely unrelated to the Gardasil vaccination. It is more probable that you have another process, like a virus or cold, at the same time that you received the vaccine. Get well soon! ...Read more

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Shots make your arm sore. Which vaccines are not shots?

Shots make your arm sore. Which vaccines are not shots?

Vaccines not shots: Influenza nasal vaccine, oral polio which is not used any more in us, but still used in many countries, rota virus vaccine for babies are the only which are not shots. ...Read more