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I have been giving my wife vitamin B12 shots in her upper arm. Last time she said her arm feels numb there. Anything to worry about?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
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In brief: VITAMIN B12 SHOTS

You may have hit a nerve in the arm. The chances are the numbness will disappear. But if you are concerned, see a doctor.

In brief: VITAMIN B12 SHOTS

You may have hit a nerve in the arm. The chances are the numbness will disappear. But if you are concerned, see a doctor.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dr. Jerome Litt
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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology

In brief: Vitamin B12 shots

Varying the location for giving the shot would be a good idea.
I usually give these shots in the front of the thigh. There are large muscles here and little risk of damaging a nerve. I also alternate sides so each leg gets a break.

In brief: Vitamin B12 shots

Varying the location for giving the shot would be a good idea.
I usually give these shots in the front of the thigh. There are large muscles here and little risk of damaging a nerve. I also alternate sides so each leg gets a break.
Dr. Tara Passow
Dr. Tara Passow
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