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getting injections in arm or in butt

Hi, my name is Theresa and I am 22 years old. I recieved many intramuscular shots in my life. Some of them went in my arm, some of them in my butt. For quite some time I tried to find out on which reasons this depends, but I didn't get a good explanation yet. I also know many people who prefer getting an injection into the arm and some who prefer getting it in the butt. This might depend on the sex, I think women tend to prefer the arm. With taking this poll seriously and honestly (and only one time), you will help me, so thanks in advance. Theresa

First of all, I want to know how old you are

2% (11) 0-10
3% (20) 10-13
9% (48) 13-16
12% (66) 16-20
12% (68) 21-25
9% (52) 25-30
19% (104) 30-40
15% (80) 40-50
15% (80) 50+

529 voters have answered this question.

Second, please tell me your preference of the injection site - please mind the gender

10% (55) Male: i prefer getting an injection into the arm. if you want, tell me the reasons
43% (228) Male: i prefer getting an injection into the butt. if you want, tell me the reasons
4% (26) Male: I don't mind where to get the injection. If you want, tell me the reasons
12% (65) Female: i prefer getting an injection into the arm. if you want, tell me the reasons
26% (138) Female: i prefer getting an injection into the butt. if you want, tell me the reasons
2% (14) Female: I don't mind where to get the injection. If you want, tell me the reasons

526 voters have answered this question.

Now, I'd like to know which kind of shots you have already recieved

84% (432) Tetanus
11% (57) Birth Control / Depo Provera
46% (238) Vitamin B
35% (183) Pain killer
63% (326) Antibiotics
26% (134) sedative shot
15% (79) HPV / Cancer
39% (199) Polio
11% (58) Malaria
18% (93) vaccination against ticks / FSME
64% (331) Flu Shot
40% (204) Hepatits A
49% (251) Hepatitis B
48% (246) Measles
44% (228) Mumps
8% (43) Icterus
23% (121) Other shots (please specify)

510 voters have answered this question.

If you got a tetanus vaccination, please tell me your gender, whether it hurt, the injection site and your preference about the injection site

10% (48) Male: Got it in my arm and it didn't hurt
14% (67) Male: Got it in my arm and it hurt a bit
6% (30) Male: Got it in my arm and it really hurt
14% (67) Male: Got it in my butt and it didn't hurt
13% (65) Male: Got it in my butt and it hurt a bit
6% (29) Male: Got it in my butt and it really hurt
5% (27) Male: If I am allowed to choose the injection site, I'd have it in my arm.
22% (107) Male: If I am allowed to choose the injection site, I'd have it in my butt.
6% (32) Male: Usually, I get this shot in my arm
11% (53) Male: Usually, I get this shot in my butt
1% (5) Male: Don't mind the injection site
2% (12) Female: Got it in my arm and it didn't hurt
6% (32) Female: Got it in my arm and it hurt a bit
6% (30) Female: Got it in my arm and it really hurt
5% (28) Female: Got it in my butt and it didn't hurt
10% (49) Female: Got it in my butt and it hurt a bit
13% (66) Female: Got it in my butt and it really hurt
5% (25) Female: If I am allowed to choose the injection site, I'd have it in my arm.
12% (60) Female: If I am allowed to choose the injection site, I'd have it in my butt.
1% (5) Female: Don't mind the injection site
5% (24) Female: Usually, I get this shot in my arm
13% (62) Female: Usually, I get this shot in my butt

474 voters have answered this question.

If you got a flu shot, please tell me your gender, whether it hurt, the injection site and your preference about the injection site

24% (101) Male: Got it in my arm and it didn't hurt
10% (44) Male: Got it in my arm and it hurt a bit
2% (11) Male: Got it in my arm and it really hurt
13% (55) Male: Got it in my butt and it didn't hurt
5% (24) Male: Got it in my butt and it hurt a bit
4% (18) Male: Got it in my butt and it really hurt
4% (20) Male: If I am allowed to choose the injection site, I'd have it in my arm.
17% (72) Male: If I am allowed to choose the injection site, I'd have it in my butt.
1% (7) Male: Don't mind the injection site
7% (31) Male: Usually, I get this shot in my arm
9% (39) Male: Usually, I get this shot in my butt
6% (28) Female: Got it in my arm and it didn't hurt
9% (40) Female: Got it in my arm and it hurt a bit
2% (10) Female: Got it in my arm and it really hurt
4% (20) Female: Got it in my butt and it didn't hurt
7% (32) Female: Got it in my butt and it hurt a bit
9% (40) Female: Got it in my butt and it really hurt
5% (21) Female: If I am allowed to choose the injection site, I'd have it in my arm.
11% (47) Female: If I am allowed to choose the injection site, I'd have it in my butt.
1% (5) Female: Don't mind the injection site
6% (26) Female: Usually, I get this shot in my arm
11% (47) Female: Usually, I get this shot in my butt

405 voters have answered this question.

If you got a vaccination against ticks, please tell me your gender, whether it hurt, the injection site and your preference about the injection site

4% (8) Male: Got it in my arm and it didn't hurt
5% (9) Male: Got it in my arm and it hurt a bit
4% (8) Male: Got it in my arm and it really hurt
13% (22) Male: Got it in my butt and it didn't hurt
9% (16) Male: Got it in my butt and it hurt a bit
11% (18) Male: Got it in my butt and it really hurt
6% (11) Male: If I am allowed to choose the injection site, I'd have it in my arm.
14% (23) Male: If I am allowed to choose the injection site, I'd have it in my butt.
4% (8) Male: Usually, I get this shot in my arm
9% (15) Male: Usually, I get this shot in my butt
4% (7) Female: Got it in my arm and it didn't hurt
6% (10) Female: Got it in my arm and it hurt a bit
4% (8) Female: Got it in my arm and it really hurt
6% (11) Female: Got it in my butt and it didn't hurt
13% (22) Female: Got it in my butt and it hurt a bit
16% (27) Female: Got it in my butt and it really hurt
8% (13) Female: If I am allowed to choose the injection site, I'd have it in my arm.
16% (26) Female: If I am allowed to choose the injection site, I'd have it in my butt.
1% (2) Female: Don't mind the injection site
6% (11) Female: Usually, I get this shot in my arm
20% (33) Female: Usually, I get this shot in my butt

162 voters have answered this question.

Females: If you ever got a depo provera / birth control shot, please tell me whether it hurt, where you got it and where you would prefer it:

49% (82) I am male
0% (1) Female: Got it in my arm and it didn't hurt
1% (2) Female: Got it in my arm and it hurt a bit
1% (3) Female: Got it in my arm and it really hurt
8% (14) Female: Got it in my butt and it didn't hurt
8% (15) Female: Got it in my butt and it hurt a bit
28% (47) Female: Got it in my butt and it really hurt
5% (10) Female: If I am allowed to choose the injection site, I'd have it in my arm.
19% (33) Female: If I am allowed to choose the injection site, I'd have it in my butt.
1% (3) Female: Don't mind the injection site
2% (5) Female: Usually, I get this shot in my arm
25% (43) Female: Usually, I get this shot in my butt

167 voters have answered this question.

(Optional): If you want, please tell me what you think is special about the tetanus shot. For example, if you think the tetanus shot hurts more than other vaccinations, or if you think it's more likely to be given in the arm or in the buttocks than other shots. Please mention your gender.

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61 voters have answered this question.

(Optional): If you want, please tell me what you think is special about the flu shot. For example, if you think the flu shot hurts more than other vaccinations, or if you think it's more likely to be given in the arm or in the buttocks than other shots. Please mention your gender.

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35 voters have answered this question.

(Optional): If you want, please tell me what you think is special about the vaccination against ticks. For example, if you think this shot hurts more than other vaccinations, or if you think it's more likely to be given in the arm or in the buttocks than other shots. Please mention your gender.

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15 voters have answered this question.

(Optional, Females only): If you want, please tell me what you think is special about the depo provera shot. For example, if you think the depo shot hurts more than other shots, or if you think it's more likely to be given in the arm or in the buttocks than other shots.

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14 voters have answered this question.

Please feel free to write it down here if you think you have a clue why some injections are administered in the arm and others in the buttocks, or if you want to tell me something which might help me answering the question.

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58 voters have answered this question.

If you prefer getting an injection in you arm, is it (partly) because of the embarrassment to bare your butt?

14% (44) Male: Yes
40% (126) Male: No
20% (63) Female: Yes
25% (78) Female: No

311 voters have answered this question.

When getting an injection into the butt, you prefer to

25% (120) take it standing
59% (282) take it lying
15% (74) other position (please specify)

476 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2008-09-13 18:06:44 by theresa1986
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