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flu shot/bursitis

Can a patient get bursitis from a flu shot if they were stuck twice with same needle
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Hello,

The answer is: "it depends." It depends on where the injection was placed on the upper arm.

Please take a look at the link below.

http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Occupational-Health--Safety/Shoulder-pain-after-flu-shot/show/1384218

Please reply if you have additional questions.


~ Dr. Parks

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
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Avatar_n_tn
The needle was placed 2-3 inches below the shoulder, but did ont go in the full1 inch only about 1/2 inch
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Avatar_dr_m_tn
Hello,

Do you have additional questions?

Being "stuck twice by the same needle" does not necessarily put you at risk for bursitis.

- Dr. Parks
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