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HIV: This depends on when the needle was last used and whether it has blood in the lumen. The chances of your getting HIV in this manner are very small but it is advisable to get tested if there is a serious question about this. Cannot imagine how this occurred unless you were using illicit drugs. That can certainly result in HIV transmission if the needle had just been used by another. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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