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Issues with vaccination site - September 24th 2018, 01:48 AM

I know none of you are doctors but I want to see if anyone has had a similar experience.

I got the HPV vaccine on August 21. After getting it, I had bruising and the injection site swelled pretty bad. I never had that happen before but it went away so I ignored it.

It’s a month later now and that part of my arm still feels sore, like a bruise, except there’s nothing visible in that exact spot (I have small bruises nearby but not THERE). That area also still feels kind of hard. I had my mom feel and she felt the hard spot as well.

I’ve never had this happen before. I didn’t notice the hard spot when I was at the doctor the other day or I’d have asked. It’s not causing me huge distress besides the bruise feeling being annoying. Has anyone else had this experience? Is it worth calling the doctor since it’s not like it’s a huge issue? I’m getting the second dose on the 26th of October, so since it’s not a huge problem I can also point it out then.

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Re: Issues with vaccination site - September 24th 2018, 01:53 AM

I recommend telling your doctor, it could be anything, it may not have hit your muscle or had hit your muscle when it shouldn't have and it could potentially cause that sort of reaction. This could get serious if left untreated for a long period of time, so make sure you tell a healthcare professional Just to be safe.

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Re: Issues with vaccination site - September 24th 2018, 02:14 AM

I agree with Wonder Woman, you should check in with your doctor so that they can run tests or just do their medical things. Even if someone here has had a related experience, so many factors could go into this that could cause this result that means the answer is different for you versus one of us. Better be safe and see a doc
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Re: Issues with vaccination site - September 24th 2018, 02:31 AM

I agree with the others. It would be a good idea to call your doctor and let them know what you are experiencing. If they feel it's important they might have you come in for tests. If this is something that some people experience with the shot they can inform you of that and they might be able to suggest ways to alleviate the swelling/bruising feeling.

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