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Itchy Leg 4 Months after Pethidine Shot

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princessdave Fri 17-Oct-14 20:33:56

Evening all

I was sat here mindlessly scratching my right leg when I realised that yes, 4 months after having my baby my leg is still hard and itchy where I had a pethidine injection.

Just wondering if anyone else has experienced the same and how long it took to finally clear up? It was much worse the first month after birth and I could feel it when I was running. The bruising took around a month to fade and was the size of my hand! Now its just itchy most days.

Need to book a pill check so I will mention it to the Dr but any advice / experiences to share would be great.


pintofmilk Fri 17-Oct-14 21:58:42

Hi there princess

I had the same thing when I had pethidine with DC3.

I had a massive bruise on my leg for about 2 months. Even when the bruising went down I still had a really big hard lump on the side of my leg. I remember it waking me up some nights when I turned over in bed.

I must have had the lump for well over 6 months, it got smaller over time then just went.

Now PG with DC4 and just remembered to make a note-No pethidine for me this time.....

Mmolly2013 Sat 18-Oct-14 03:57:36

I had my baby 7 weeks ago and the bit were I got the injection is still slightly numb but its getting better

FloweryBoots Sat 18-Oct-14 14:05:04

Not itchy, or pethedine, but I do have a numb patch where I had an anthistime injection as a teenager. Now 33 so I think I'm stuck with it! Also causes slightly odd senseation in a different part of my thigh if caught the right (or wrong!) way, most odd. Hope yours clears up.

princessdave Wed 05-Nov-14 13:30:20

Good luck pintofmilk with DC4.

Sorry only just remembered this thread but thanks for the replies. It's still a bit itchy but sounds like it's normal and will get better in time.

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