Monitor for redness
, pain, fever
Hi and thank you so much for this query.
I am so sorry to hear about this swelling that you noticed after your injection. This is not uncommon after intramuscular injections because blood can escape into the space and cause a swelling. This i itself is no problem as the blood is often cleared off by the body tissues.
In some cases, it my develop into an abscess
and this is when it becomes concerning. In this case, there would be pain, fever, redness and maybe a purulent drainage. For now, I will suggest that you simply monitor for these symptoms. If nothing worrisome comes up, then there is no need to seek for further medical attention.
I hope this helps. i wish you well. Thanks for using our services and feel free to ask for more clarifications and information if need be.
Dr. Ivo, MD.