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22 Gauge Needle
Lower gauge: Lower gauge (lower number) needles are wider so generally these will cause more discomfort. ...Read more
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
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
During an injection in my left buttock the 25 gauge needle broke off inside. An X-ray and two ultrasounds cannot locate it. What's the next step?
Hard: to understand that an XR and ultrasound will not show the broken needle. Commonly a local exploration of the point of entrance will show and help remove the needle ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are 4 samples using an 18 gauge core needle for 4mm breast lesion sufficient? Came back benign breast tissue with lactational change. Concordant.
Yes, if it: Was performed by a properly trained specialist. It sounds like you had one, if you had 4 samples for a 4 mm lesion. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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