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Subcutaneous Injection Complications
Does subcutaneous and intramuscular injections use the same B12 solution or vial? or is it different solution for different types of shots?
Get seen now: You're probably going to need a skin graft. People lose their legs from this stuff. Now please forgive my frankness. If you have any respect for your body or care at all about those who love you, get whatever help you need to stop doing meth. ...Read more
How does subcutaneous alcohol injection kill certain tumors when alcohol is known to cause certain cancers? Seems strange
Where can I find a good tutorial on how to do abdominal subcutaneous self-injection? Any good public video links? Thank you!
Lots of options: Check out following: http://www.Drugs.Com/cg/how-to-give-a-subcutaneous-injection.Html, http://www.Cc.Nih.Gov/ccc/patient_education/pepubs/subq.Pdf & http://www.Wikihow.Com/give-a-subcutaneous-injection. Many videos are available eg http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=hhl8qc8wf3m. Better yet, ask your doctor's nurse to show/watch you the first few times you need injection. ...Read more
If you take subcutaneous injections of methotrexate on a regular bases for long periods of time, are you still able to drink alcohol?
Yes: Small amounts one or two days a week are permissible. ...Read more
Subcutaneous.: Under the skin, as opposed to within or atop the skin. ...Read more
Air under the skin: Subcutaneous emphysema is a medical term used to indicate a condition where pockets of air have collected underneath the skin. This most often happens after chest surgery and frequently indicates that there has been an air leak from the lung or airways. It will dissipate or go away when the air leak has healed or is better controlled. This condition is temporary and not lifethreatening. ...Read more
Of course, but: It depends on the location and size of the hematoma. Hematoma refers to an actual collection of blood rather than a bruise, which is more like a soaked sponge, with tissues being the sponge. Both will eventually reabsorb on their own, but hematomas may do better and resolve faster if aspirated with a needle by an expert in surgical anatomy. ...Read more
Examine : The area involved, there is nothing more definitive that. Seeing and touching the area. No labs needed for diagnosis. ...Read more
Lipoma: You may have a lipoma or a cyst. You should have a dermatologist or pcp evaluate you and remove if painful or bothersome. ...Read more
How risky or unrisky is it to give sandostatin (octreotide) lar after only 1 subcutaneous 'test dose'?
Sandostatin (octreotide): It is best to work the dose up slowly to avoid some rather unpleasant symptoms/side effects. ...Read more
How healthy or unsafe is it to give sandostatin (octreotide) lar after only 1 subcutaneous 'test dose'?
Should be fine: If you tolerated the test dose, you should be OK going straight to the LAR. Low risk of adverse events. ...Read more
I have had a subcutaneous bump on the top of my head for 5+ years. This has never caused discomfort, but it grew in size. It was disregarded by my dr ?
Scalp bump: Scalp bumps may be lipomas (benign fatty tumors) and cysts ("sacks" under the skin containing trapped oil or keratin). These are not worrisome and doctors may just check them periodically. However, when bumps grow, doctors often recommend a biopsy to make sure that there is no cancer or other worrisome cause. ...Read more
Overall nutrition: Subcutaneous fat is our body's way of saving for future periods of starvation. Our body has developed ways of survival over thousands of years of development as humans to store energy for future use rather than rely on us eating as we go. Body fat can be burned off by gradual changes in our eating habits and exercise patterns to help stay lean, exercise for cardiovascular, and avoid overeating. ...Read more
MMR is given SQ: Mmr should be given sq as that route gives the best antibody response and any deviation from that recommendation can result in inadequate protection. However, response to MMR vaccine probably will not be affected if administered by the im rather than sq route, and, therefore, repeating the dose is not necessary. ...Read more
No skin removal: A subcutaneous mastectomy removes as much breast tissue as possible without removing any skin of the breast. This may sometimes be performed on women who are at high-risk for breast cancer to lower their risk; it is not an acceptable surgical treatment of breast cancer. ...Read more
Ctscan found "2.8x1.2x2.2 mildly enhancing right anterior neck subcutaneous mass". should I be worried?
It depends on its: location and whether it is enlarging or not, assuming it is 2.8 cm mass. Ask your doctor for specific recommendation whether or not he advises removal of it. ...Read more