Does getting the depo provera shot hurt?

I currently take birth control pills, but I am thinking about switching to the depo provera shot instead. I find it to be more relieving to not have to worry about missing any pills or being on time.

Anyway, I guess my question is..just how much does the shot hurt? I've heard it hurts a lot. but I also heard the HPV shot hurts, and I dont think it does, except for a second.(but im a big and I mean BIG baby when it comes shots.)

I think you can get the shot in your arm or your buttocks, correct? Which one is better? Which hurts less?
Please help me!!!

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ANSWER #2 of 12

it shouldnt but ushley it hurts after

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ANSWER #3 of 12

just got the depo shot on my butt check. Man, does it hurt esp. afterwards in an hour or two. It feels bruised and sore, but I heard its normal.

Just cant sit down, bend down on lay on it for a while.

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ANSWER #4 of 12

I get it in my butt it dont hurt when you get it, but a few hours later it sore

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ANSWER #5 of 12

I got it in the butt-didnt feel a thing. I was freaking out at first because the needle looked long but really I didnt feel a thing. The area does get sore right after. I got it 3 days ago and its still sore if you touch.

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ANSWER #6 of 12

I'm due to go on the depo provera shot, I have come off the microgynon pill because it was giving me really bad Migranes. I'm Just wondering does it hurt as much as you say it hurts and what does it feel like?
I am A really Big baby when it comes to injections, even blood tests I cry at lOl. :) I know.
Please help me :)

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ANSWER #7 of 12

I find that it doesnt hurt until they actually inject the depo and afterwards I get pain in my lower back.. but that goes after a couple of hours and im fine.. it isn't that painfull, just talk to your nurse whilst she's doing the injection and it should be a breeze!

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ANSWER #8 of 12

I got it on my arm and when the medicine is injected it kinda stings a little.. But the real pain comes after a couple hours. Your arm is sore and I can't bare to move it.. And the huge bump it leaves on my arm. But a couple days after the pain and bump goes away. And I'm great when it comes to shots but this one..? Can't stand it but its great.. No period and once every 3 months you get the shot so the pain is worth it

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ANSWER #9 of 12

dont get it on your arm ! I just got it today and I got it in my lower back /hip and it didnt hurt at all its a small needle

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I got my shot today around 3 o'clock p.m. and its now 11:34p.m. and my arm is in the worse pain ever. Could hardly move it. It really do hurt.

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ANSWER #11 of 12

just take it in your butt, its easier

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It’s my first time having depo shot today (In my Arm)and I’m feeling so sore. During the injection, it feels like an Ant bite and it’s pretty quick. After an hour you can feel the soreness and I couldn’t really move my arm. What scares me most are the side effects of depo but let’s see what happens.

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