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Bruise and pain on the depo shot site. Anything to be done?

i recived the depo shot 3 days ago this is my second shot the nurse that did it this time told me this was her first time giving this shot when she gave it to me it hurt more then the last one she said not to rub it or itd bruise and i did not rub it and i now have a large bruise, pain and and when you touch around where the bruise is it feels like theres a large hard bump in there and this did not happen the first time should i be worried
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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There is nothing to worry, it will get fine in 1-2 days. You can apply a thin film of neomycin oitment on the bruise. If it is painful you can take an analgesic.

Do not scratch or rub. To reduce the inflammation and hardness you can apply thrombophob oitment, it will aid easy blood circulation and reduce the swelling.

Do not let the bruise get infected. However, if you see any pus forming, you should take antibiotics to help wound dry up and get well early.

If wound remains the same get clinically assessed and treated. When you take the next shot, do not take it in the same spot, take care.
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