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What causes sore painful lumps at injection sites?

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Posted on Tue, 27 Oct 2015 in General Health
Question: Hey. I recently injected method & I was constantly puncturing my arm looking for a vein & now I have big lumps under the skin that are really sore & hurts to even move my arm. Please help!
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Brief Answer:
It is a swelling due to local trauma and needs care as under.

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You have punctured your skin many times and it caused bruising and bleeding into the skin.

Also when we puncture into the veins many time, it also causes pain from the veins. The punctured veins may bleed and cause a swelling due to hematoma (bleeding under the skin and accumulation of that blood. It causes pressure on the nearby structures and causes severe pain.



Management :-
Apply cold compresses to relieve the edema of the skin and don't worry it will help soothe you soon.
Take 'Excedrin extra strength' for the pain relief.
Apply Bengay Ultrastretch gel on the skin and very gently massage it to get absorbed in the skin. It will give you relief.


Give rest to the arm and don't lift heavy weights with it. It will take a little time to go away but will be ok soon.



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