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I injected tesosterone im last thursday and think I hit a vein, how long is the danger window? Or am I out of the woods?

I injected tesosterone im last thursday and think I hit a vein, how long is the danger window? Or am I out of the woods?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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I take kineret (anakinra) injections sub-cu.I didn't notice that i accidentally hit & possibly injected the med into a vein until i was finished.Advice?

I take kineret (anakinra) injections sub-cu.I didn't notice that i accidentally hit & possibly injected the med into a vein until i was finished.Advice?

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 by now, nothing will. ...Read more

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I have been injecting suboxone for over 4 years. I hit my penis 3 days ago still swollen and the veins are swollen and very hard in forskin?

I have been injecting suboxone for over 4 years. I hit my penis 3 days ago still swollen and the veins are swollen and very hard in forskin?

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 evaluation, confirmation, care, & counseling timely. Why have you used Suboxone? More? See doc or contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login - using audio/video goes much faster and learns much more than text chat. ...Read more

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What happens if I accidently hit a vein while giving myself my insulin injection for diabetes?

What happens if I accidently hit a vein while giving myself my insulin injection for diabetes?

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 will have a small bruise. The Insulin also could "peak" quicker than before so it might be prudent to check your blood sugar more on the day that this happen. We give Insulin through the iv's quite frequently to treat hyperglycemia in the hospital. ...Read more

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How do I make sure i don't hit a vein with humira (adalimumab)?

How do I make sure i don't hit a vein with humira (adalimumab)?

It is impossible: The needle is not long enough to cause that problem. The worst is occasional minor bleeding from a tiny skin vessel. ...Read more

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Home blood gluc monitor suggests poking forearm. If I hit a vein, could that present a dangerous situation?

Home blood gluc monitor suggests poking forearm.  If I hit a vein, could that present a dangerous situation?

Not likely: Although many glucose monitors allow you to get blood from the forearm, this is typically more difficult to do and tends to cause bruising. However, it is very unlikely that you would hit a vein, and if you do, the bleeding will stop on its own with mild pressure to the area. ...Read more

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I hit a vein on my foot really hard and now it's bulging and getting really big. What is it, and should I be worried?

I hit a vein on my foot really hard and now it's bulging and getting really big. What is it, and should I be worried?

Trauma to veins: Trauma to veins can cause several problems including bleeding, swelling and discoloration around the injured area due to bleeding around the vein. Sometimes a vein injury will cause the valve in the vein to rupture leading to varicose vein formation or even to clotting of the vein. If you have a vein problem then see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation. ...Read more

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I gave my husband his humira (adalimumab) injection tonight. He wanted to try his upper leg. We did it but it bled. Could we have hit a vein?

Possibly: It is fine to have a small bleed after taking an injection and it should stop bleeding quickly with pressure applied and a band aid. Soon you will both get enough experience that it will not bother you. Hope you do well. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more