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what happens if you hit a vein injecting for diabetes

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
25 years experience Gynecology
Hit artery: you may hit artery not vein if so much blood came out just put pressure for it to stop
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
32 years experience Pediatrics
No concern: There is no danger at this point, the concern with hitting the vein is that the medication can go directly into your blood.
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Unslikely: If you were using the insulin needle injector, it is unlikely to cause problems, as it is very short and designed to reach to the layer under the ski ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Ignore it: I doubt you injected it into a vein. It is more likely that the needle passed through a small vein and caused some bleeding. If nothing has happened b ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Watch, wait, & see..: May just watch, wait, & see as long as the pain and swelling are starting to ease and fade - taking 1-3 weeks or longer to resolve. If not, seek e ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Tdap injection: The deltoid muscle is the site of injection for Tdap and most other vaccines in adults. That area is chosen because there are no major veins or arteri ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No big deal: This is actually not uncommon and it could happen to anyone. The simple answer is nothing major will happen to you if you do this. You most likely w ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: The needle is not long enough to hit anything except a minor skin vessel.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It is impossible: The needle is not long enough to cause that problem. The worst is occasional minor bleeding from a tiny skin vessel.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
See a : Doctor. You need to be examined to make sure you are not getting an infection and that no glass is left in your arm.

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