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Is this normal???
Ciaran1984 posted:
I got a "flu shot" about three months ago, and the doctor put two syringes in me, that he said had the flu shot stuff in it, and now three months later, the area where the doctor put the syringes in, is pigmented white and its sore around the area, and so I would like to know, How many shots or syringes are supposed to go in your arm, when getting a flu shot? And is your arm still supposed to be sore and pigmented white MONTHS after taking the shot, and then I have constant pains in my arm and my leg on the same side I got the shot in. So is that normal???
nic14120 responded:
I had a flu shot done before, and it was only one injection, into the top part of my arm, the muscle. My husband as well. Did your primary care dr administer the shot? Did he say if the shot was split for any specific reason? Were you possibly getting another shot for something else? For example, when I was released from the hospital after having my daughter, I received the pertusis vaccine, but I was offered the flu shot as well, so it would have been two shots at one time....
I would definitly follow-up with the soreness and discoleration. That could have just been part of the healing process for you, but I would look into the pain you're experiencing. I was sore for about a week with them, but never so prolonged. Good luck!
Anon_5366 responded:
I would ask the doctor why two injections. I got a flu shot and only one injection.

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