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What causes pain at the site of injection?

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I got an olfen injection a week or so ago because i was sick.. And ever since ive got a feeling of a severe burn in the area where i got the injection
Posted Fri, 15 Aug 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Jyothi B L 21 minutes later
It must have been an intramuscular injection and so it could be painful. Nothing to worry. IM injections are often painful in individuals not used to it.
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Follow-up: What causes pain at the site of injection? 1 minute later
May i ask when will the pain go away? Its been mor than a week now
Answered by Dr. Jyothi B L 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Usually 2 weeks for muscle healing.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking.
I am Dr. Jyothi BL.
My opinion is as follows:
1. If the muscle mass,(eg: gluteus) is more, it should disappear. If the mass is less (eg: arm), It will take around 2 weeks as muscle would have got damaged during injection and repairing takes around 2 weeks.
2. If it is only pain and no fever at present - It should go in maximum of 2 weeks.

Topically you can use painkiller sprays over it to reduce pain.

Any further queries, happy to help again.

Dr. Jyothi BL
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