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Intramuscular Injection

Intramuscular injection is a way of delivering the medication deep into the muscles. By giving intramuscularly, the medicines are absorbed quickly into the bloodstream. Intramuscular injections are preferred when the drugs can be irritating to the vein or when a suitable vein cannot be located.

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Is it life-threatening to have blood on return during IM injection?

Query: Hello doctor, I injected Kenacort into the muscle and when I made the return there was some blood. I did not notice that and I finished the injection. Is there a danger to the life of the patient?  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Usually, we do not inject when during the return there is blood. However, we often recommend the patient: Not to use the injected muscle or leg for a few days. Apply cold compresses locally to avoid edema or hematoma. Look for signs of...  Read Full »

Why am I having pain after getting an injection in the butt?

Query: Hello doctor, I was given injection in both sides of my butt. But my right butt is paining a lot. What could be the reason?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The buttock pain after injection can develop due to faulty procedure sometimes. If the injection is not given by an experienced person, then sometimes pain can persist for 1 to 2 days. Even with an experienced person sometimes pain can develop if a certain medication is...  Read Full »

I suffer from mouth ulcers and inflamed sub-mandibular lymph nodes with a history of needle pricks from an intramuscular injection. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a needle prick injury in my toe. The status of the patient with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) was unknown. This happened eight weeks ago, but now I am experiencing mouth ulcers and inflamed sub mandibular lymph nodes. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. HIV (humman immunodeficiency virus) can be transmitted through needle prick injury from an infected syringe. Since the post-exposure prophylaxis timings have already elapsed, now you can only go for testing as per the recommendations. The s...  Read Full »

I got an injection for a sprained ankle. There is numbness and pain at the injection site. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, A few days ago, I sprained my ankle, and got an injection. Four days later, a part of my left buttock is numb, and I still feel a bit of pain at the injection site. However, this is not the only problem I am facing; my lower right abdomen is painful on pressing, and discharge mixed wit...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Local infection at the injection site is not uncommon, and the treatment is based on the extent of inflammation and infection. Antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications are required. Please send me some photos of the injection site. From what you mentioned, dischar...  Read Full »

Is there a difference in absorption, bioavailability, and effectiveness of Testosterone Enanthate when injected subcutaneously or intramuscularly?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to know if there is a difference between injection Testosterone Enanthate injected subcutaneously or intramuscularly in terms of absorption, bioavailability, and effectiveness. Also, how is a subcutaneous injection for TRT administered to reach supraphysiological levels of te...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will surely explain. Bioavailability is more or less the same for intramuscular and subcutaneous routes. However, the IM (intramuscular route) route provides more vascular area; hence, the absorption rate is faster, leading to a quicke...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain and swelling in the injected area?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old, and I was given a painkiller injection before seven days due to an extreme headache. Recently, I have noticed a swelling and a severe pain near the injected area (an area just below my hips). What can I do to get rid of it?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You had a painkiller injection in the gluteal region. The pain and swelling can be due to inflammation. You can apply an ice wrapped cloth frequently over it for one to two days. There is no need for taking any further medication as per my opinion. Kindly upload your po...  Read Full »

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