why do they give you shots in your butt?

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  1. rudeguy

    rudeguy Lifer

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    The only reason I could think of would that they want a fatty area, but the shot I got today was right in the muscle, not the chubby part. Someone explain this to me?

    And no jokes about me getting poked in the butt by a male nurse
     
  2. TitanDiddly

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    I think it's because if the muscle in your butt gets sore like you might from a tetanus(sp?) shot, it won't impede you as much as your arm. Maybe.
     
  3. Raj

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    so you don't get those ugly shot scars on your arm.
     
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    i wondered about that myself. when i had surgery a few months ago i got a few shots in the rear. THEY HURT!
     
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    what kind of shots were u getting on your butt?? :D
     
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    on a more serious note: people used to get tetanus, TBC, etc shots in the arm. Shots in arm will leave a mark. My mom's arm has this mark
     
  7. Guest

    Because unlike IV fluids, they dont want it to enter your system quickly, as it would overload it. Its the same reason Epi-pens are jabbed into the mid-lateral thigh.
     
  8. rudeguy

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    muscle relaxers and painkillers
     
  9. rudeguy

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    again, you are going for fat there. If you inject something into muscle it is absorbed a lot faster. And judging from the charlie horse, they got it right in the muscle.
     
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    because they want to see you butt booty naked
     
  11. prvteye2003

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    WRONG! They are going for the muscle. For that reason. It's absorbed better in the muscle because it's more vascular than fat is. Plus, it's one of the biggest muscles in the body.
     
  12. rudeguy

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    so you are saying it isnt absorbed faster by muscle than fat?
     
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    I believe that mark is from smallpox and it stopped around 1975.

    They inject it in your butt because most of the meds are fat soluble.
     
  14. Guest

    I got all my tetanus shots in my shoulder, it hurt like a mother for a couple days, but I'm no worse for the wear.
     
  15. Lico

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    shots are given IM (intramuscular) as a sort of slow-release form. IV painkillers wouldn't last you very long. drugs are never injected into fat, I have no clue how they would be absorbed from there.
     
  16. prvteye2003

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    I'm saying there are no shots given in fat. There are three types of shots: Subcutaneous, Intramuscular, and sub-dermal. SubQ(subcutaneous) shots are given for like insulin shots and epinephrine when used for acute asthma attacks. Subdermal injections are used for TB tests. Intramuscular injections are for meds, tetanus, etc.....basically everything else. If meds were given in fat, they wouldn't go anywhere. So, to answer your question, no, the muscle will absorb it faster.
     
  17. rudeguy

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    the only experience I have is giving my son his insulin shots. Those are always injected into fat. Muscle absorbs it too quickly, maybe it works different with other things.
     
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    You're not giving it into any fat. You are giving it subcutaneously. That is in the third layer of the skin.
     
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    Wussies take it in the butt.
     
  20. Yax

    Yax Platinum Member

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    Pretend you're a doctor and a fine chick comes into your office. Now, would you prefer to give her a shot in the arm or on the butt while she's bending over? hmm?

    Edit: for your case "And no jokes about me getting poked in the butt by a male nurse ", pretend you're a gay male nurse and...
     
  21. prvteye2003

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    this just shows your ignorance of why it's given in the butt.
     
  22. Ness

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    That was my thought, too. Whenever I get shots in the arm I can barely lift my arm the next day or two. I can't imagine that there would be similar effects on your ass.
     
  23. Mallow

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    a butt shot is always in the lateral superior portion. This is to limit the risk of hitting the gluteal arteries as well as the siatic nerver. If you hit the siatic nerver, your gonna know it :) If it wasn't in this region, it was probably a nurse that didn't know better.
     
  24. Lico

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    actually, subcutaneus(hypodermis) is mostly made up of adipocytes(fat cells)