Left upper arm(bicep)
While giving a tt injection on my left arm bicep , the needle broke off accidentally and I think that needle was left inside the body (which I didn't observe at that time) , now I feel a mild pain on my left arm after 2 days. Kindly help as to what to do and how to know if the needle has been left inside the arm and the procedure to be followed
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G. Rangaswamy
General Physician 34 yrs exp Hyderabad
If the pain is the only issue, then apply hot water fomentation on area, which will relieve d pain in two to three days. If needle is really broken any doctor worth his salt will not keep quiet, atleast tell you d situation. But if you think its there, feel on the area with your fingers you will have pinprick sensation or get an x-ray of part taken, if its there it will definetly be seen.
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