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What hurts worse? Lower or higher gauge needle?

What hurts worse? Lower or higher gauge needle?

Lower gauge: Lower gauge (lower number) needles are wider so generally these will cause more discomfort. ...Read more

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What is the best gauge/length of needle to use for administering trimix ?

What is the best gauge/length of needle to use for administering trimix ?

Smaller is better: Use a 3/10 ml syringe with a 8mm length 31 gauge needle. Remember to inject at the base of the penis at 10 or 2 o'clock on the clock face. Follow your prescribing physicians instructions regarding volume. ...Read more

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What would experts say about actual size of needles (gauge or diameter in mm) used for blood donations?

What would experts say about actual size of needles (gauge or diameter in mm) used for blood donations?

Usually....: 16 gague. Yes, that makes for a big pinch, but it's quick. And, the more you donate, if the nurse or phlebotomist uses the same location, going through the scar tissue hurts less (because it does not have as much sensation on the surface). ...Read more

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I have an RX for Test-E IM inj., but am not sure which needles to use? I'm not obese and have very little fat on my buttocks. 1" or 1.5"? What gauge?

I have an RX for Test-E IM inj., but am not sure which needles to use? I'm not obese and have very little fat on my buttocks. 1" or 1.5"? What gauge?

1" is fine: Hi. 1" is fine. Testosterone enanthate is pretty viscous stuff, so we usually have people draw it into the syringe with an 18 g needle, then change needles to a 20 g for injecting into them. So a 1" 20g needle should suit you. Have you thought about transdermal testosterone? You might want to talk with your doc about that. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr used 18 gauge core needle u/s guided biopsy for 5 mm breast lesion. 4 samples were obtained. What does that mean?

Dr used 18 gauge core needle u/s guided biopsy for 5 mm breast lesion. 4 samples were obtained. What does that mean?

Breast biopsy: The "18 gauge" refers to the diameter of the core biopsy obtained (a lower number is a thicker biopsy). The "4" refers to the number of tissue samples obtained of the 5 mm. Lesion that was presumably identified by imaging. Assuming the pathology results correlate with the imaging findings, you and your care providers should feel comfortable that they are addressing the lesion appropriately. ...Read more

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Dr used 18 gauge needle for breast core biopsy because lesion was small(4x7mm). Results were benign. Does this make sense?

Sure,,: This just means you've had a breast biopsy that yielded benign tissue from this lesion indicating that it is of a benign type of lesion. You can discuss with your doctor what you want to do next, like take it out depending on where in your breast it's located. Best if luck. ...Read more

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Blood in stool.I'm 22 years old.I noticed red blood in stool for 2 days 2 years ago but it disappeared.Now happened againpainful like needle in anal!

Blood in stool.I'm 22 years old.I noticed red blood in stool for 2 days 2 years ago but it disappeared.Now happened againpainful like needle in anal!

Have it checked: You are very young so the possibility of cancer is low. Nonetheless, blood in the stool is never normal so i suggest you visit your family doc and see if he thinks a GI visit is necessary. Hopefully is nothing more than a hemorrhoid or a fissure. ...Read more

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I gave a Depo-Provera provera shot IM in the deltoid using a 22 g 1.5" needle. If I gave the shot a little lower in middle of upper arm will it be a problem?

I gave a Depo-Provera provera shot IM in the deltoid using a 22 g 1.5" needle. If I gave the shot a little lower in middle of upper arm will it be a problem?

Depo-P shot location: Yes it can cause problems if not injected in the middle of the muscle belly. The needle can hit the bone, damage the tissue in that location. Also medication given in wrong location will not disperse properly throughout the body, so may not work as intended. ...Read more

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I get heart palpitations from time to time and also get pins and needles in my arms and hands im only 22 what could this be?

I get heart palpitations from time to time and also get pins and needles in my arms and hands im only 22 what could this be?

Probably not serious: Although these symptoms may be due to real disease processes, the constellation of these associated symptoms in a 22 year old raise the spectre of hyperventilation syndrome, a benign situation with the rapid heart rate and tingling due to the physiologic and biochemical changes in the body induced by Adrenalin and elevation of the pH by overbreathing. To be safe, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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