Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
151 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  1 Views:  417
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response

Welcome to the forum

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.
Answered: Mon, 25 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful

3 Doctors agree with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor