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Old 09-12-2008, 08:25 PM   #1
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testosterone shots where are they given

A testosterone shot was given in the thigh, and the day after he is very sore and can't walk,without pain. swollen around thigh and a light fever. today is the second day and remains with same symptoms. help me!

 
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:18 PM   #2
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Re: testosterone shots where are they given

First question is why is a female receiving a testosterone shot?

In any event, shooting in the thigh should be fine. However you must make sure you clean the injection site with alcohol and of course use a sterile needle. Also, if shooting IM you must make sure you are not shooting into a vein by pulling up on the plunger after insreting the needle. If blood comes up you have to start over. If using a 1/2 " needle or less then you don;t have to worry about this.

I also clean the injection site with alcohol after injection. But I inject into my stomach fat with a 5/16" needle and almost never have any problems.

 
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:35 PM   #3
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Re: testosterone shots where are they given

First off, who administered the injection? Were sterile practices
followed? Top of thigh is dangerous as too many veins there.
Off to the side is recommended, instructions given on many sites.

From the way you wrote it sounds like you are describing someone
else, hence the confusion as to who is getting the shot, male or
female. Are you speaking about someone else?

What you describe could be an infection and if not gotten better
by now you would be wise to get quick medical attention for it.
Injecting into a vein with testosterone is definitely a bad move.

 
Old 09-17-2008, 08:38 AM   #4
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Re: testosterone shots where are they given

Even small shots are painful for me in the thigh with exactly the symptoms you describe. I shoot into the outer, upper quadrant of the buttox, altering sides to avoid too much muscle damage.

 
Old 09-17-2008, 08:41 AM   #5
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Re: testosterone shots where are they given

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But I inject into my stomach fat with a 5/16" needle and almost never have any problems.
Are you talking testosterone shots into fat, or do you mean HCG? I thought you had to do testostererone shots into muscle, I'm not sure why but I thought it was to allow for slow release. How often are you doing the shots?

 
Old 09-17-2008, 11:36 AM   #6
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Re: testosterone shots where are they given

After reading of many who do sub-Q T-Cyp injections into
stomach fat I begin doing the same. Very painless, I use
a 28G needle and barely feel it. Intra muscle shots in my
thigh were painful and even in the correct glute quadrants
there was often soreness the next day. Slow loading the
syringe but worth it!!

 
Old 09-17-2008, 11:20 PM   #7
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Re: testosterone shots where are they given

T shots do not need to be done into the muscle. I do them subQ into fat and that is how Dr. Shippen suggests. Dr. Crisler does IM. Shippen feels doing subQ is what makes the T absorb slower and/or prevents a sudden spike it T whch can lead to more conversion to estradiol.

 
Old 09-21-2008, 06:26 AM   #8
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Re: testosterone shots where are they given

I use a 1/2"X27ga needle on a 1cc syringe. Wipe the injection area with alcohol.

DO NOT wiggle the syringe around, straight in & straight out or it will cut the flesh under the skin.

 
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