Undiagnosed Symptoms Community
Pain and Numbness after Injection (Ongoing 4 months)
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to undiagnosed symptoms, breathing difficulties, feeling cold, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, fever, indigestion, itching, nausea, numbness, pain (chronic), paralysis, rash, sweating, swelling, urination problems, and vomiting.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Pain and Numbness after Injection (Ongoing 4 months)

I was admitted to hospital at Christmas and as part of the treatment was given an intramuscular anti-emetic in my posterior. Since then I have had altered sensation and occasional pain in a approx. 6 cm square area on the top of my left thigh. It's about 10-15 cm from where I was injected. The pain is mostly when I touch/press on it but can also come on without contact. The numbness is constant.

Does anyone have any clue what this is? Should I see a doctor? Anything I can do to treat it?
Related Discussions
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_dr_m_tn
Hello,

Although the site is quite far off from the injection site,but it looks like a nerve root of the sciatic nerve which passes through this area must have been irritated.Compression or irritation of the nerve causes the symptoms of pain and numbness.It can also be due to piriformis syndrome in which the piriformis muscle irritates the sciatic nerve and causes pain and numbness.Apply awrm compresses on the area of pain and also take some anti-inflammatory analgesics like Diclofenac or ibuprofen.Also apply some topical muscle relaxant on the muscle.

If the symptoms persist then pls take a physician’s/neurologist’s evaluation for this.Nerve conduction velocity tests and electromyography are required to confirm the diagnosis.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted.Kind regards
Blank
144586_tn?1284669764
You have a potential compensible malpractice situation.

Because of this you should not initiate self-treatment, but see a physician to document the injury, the pain and the problem. The hospital should eat the bill.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top General Health Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mkh9
CA
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
silverfox67
Clifton, AZ
363281_tn?1353103243
Blank
SassyLassie
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Invida
MI
1340994_tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC