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!
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.
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?
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!!
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.