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need help about injection...please can anyone help???

(24 Posts)
bubbly1973 Sat 23-Apr-05 18:07:02

please can someone put my mind at ease

i am having fertility treatment,

i am having injections below my navel

are there any veins there?
and if the drug was injected in, could it come out if blood oozed out when needle was removed

im not making much sense...

the needle went in okay, but once it was pulled out, blood came out, so is that cos needle hit a nerve?

and i really really need to know, if the blood did come out, did the drug come out with it?

if someone could help, i would be very very grateful, especially the question about the drug coming out or not

Donbean Sat 23-Apr-05 18:13:34

Im presuming the injection is subcutaneous, if yes then there are no major blood vessels that close to the surface. Many times there will be a slight bleed after injection. Do you not draw back to check prior to injecting?
You should still have got the majority of the substance injected, dont worry.

BROWNY Sat 23-Apr-05 18:15:38

Hi Bubbly1973,

Sorry I can't help answer your questions - I know someone on here will. Just wanted to say I think you're brave as having an injection there must hurt . Hope you have some happy news soon

bubbly1973 Sat 23-Apr-05 18:17:10

donbean, im sorry i dont know what subcutaneous means, but if you mean is it a small needle, yes it is a small needle and not a large needle

what do you mean about 'drawing back' sorry i know i sound thick, but am not medicaly knowledged in this way

thank you for posting, im sitting here very worried that drug came out of me with the blood

Donbean Sat 23-Apr-05 18:20:59

Sub cutaneous just means in the subcutaneous layer, just under the skin. If its a small needle then it probably is.
All it is, is that i always just pull back the plunger when the needle is in and nothing should come back. If blood comes into the liquid then you have hit a blood vessel so should take needle out and put it half an inch over.
As i said, its quite common for a bit of bleeding, you will still have got the injection in the right spot. You did it corretly, try not to worry,its quite normal.

bubbly1973 Sat 23-Apr-05 18:24:49

donbean, thank you , thank you!! i really been sitting here panicking that the drug came out along with the blood.

thank you for replying back quickly...and for explaining what 'draw back' means

browny, thanks, not sure about brave, desperate is more like it
i dont inject myself, not brave or desperate enough for that!!someone else has to do it for me

thanks for wishing me luck in my treatment

will go and calm down now!

bubbly1973 Sat 23-Apr-05 18:26:12

donbean, i should point out that it wasnt a slight bleed, it was a bleed that oozed out for about 30seconds....should that matter? drug still would have got in yeh?

Donbean Sat 23-Apr-05 18:27:18

This has got to be a very worrying time for you, you dont want anything to go wrong, i completely understand.
There will always be some one here who can help so you should never sit worrying, always post hun.

bubbly1973 Sat 23-Apr-05 18:30:32

ooo donbean, i feel so embarassed pestering you, as you have replied back, but did you see the very last message where i said it wasnt a 'bit' of sorry, i need to know

Donbean Sat 23-Apr-05 18:30:47

Yes, the injection will have gone into the layers there. In future just press gently on the spot with a bit of tissue.
I dont know any thing about fertility drugs but i give injections on a daily basis at work. I never worry that the drug hasnt got through when there is a bit of bleeding.
Sorry, im not putting your mind at rest at all here. Is there a help line you can phone to just check if you are not happy?

Donbean Sat 23-Apr-05 18:32:53

Im only saying "bit" of blood because unless its torential and wont stop within a minuit or so, then i worry. Otherwise this happens to me allot and im dead good at giving injections!!!

bubbly1973 Sat 23-Apr-05 18:33:10

thank you me, you have helped me a great deal!!

my mind is put at ease now...will get a grip with myself now...i really appreciate this, you will never know how much

ps..will make sure i have a bit of tissue ready to press down tomorrow

Donbean Sat 23-Apr-05 18:34:51

Im watching you diary with interest, ive got every thing crossed for you.
Nice to talk to you.

bubbly1973 Sat 23-Apr-05 18:34:51

although when dh comes home, i will exagerate and tell him it shot out right across the room

ah i must be feeling better, im actually smiling and my so called sense of humour is coming back..

thanks again

BROWNY Sat 23-Apr-05 18:38:15

Just to let you know, I've posted on your other thread - glad you seem reassured now, keep posting - we'll be there every step of the way for you!!

feelingold Sat 23-Apr-05 18:41:25

When I was having fertility treatment I had my injections in my bum and I always bled so straight after inj had to have some cotton wool on standby and press down on it for about 30 secs. My injs were always given by nurse and they never thought it was any problem. Try to relax and if still worried ring your clinic on monday just to be sure.
Good luck.

bubbly1973 Sat 23-Apr-05 18:45:23

thank you browny, means a lot when theres good vibes flying around

feelingold, thanks too, i dont feel worried now, (just feel a bit sheepish and embarassed that i could lose it like that) feel reasured thanks to all you lovely people

did you have any luck with the treatment?

feelingold Sat 23-Apr-05 21:20:35

bubbly, yes I did have success, I was on pergonol but I was on it for 2 years before getting pregnant with dd and then again for just over 1 year before getting pregnant with ds (but I do have PCOS).

bubbly1973 Sun 24-Apr-05 07:19:16

hoxtonchick Sun 24-Apr-05 08:26:16

bubbly, i have diabetes & inject myself 4 times a day (much more when i'm pregnant), using an insulin pen. i almost always inject in my tummy (more convenient & accesible!) - quite often it bleeds & it isn't a problem at all. hope i've reassured you.

bubbly1973 Sun 24-Apr-05 08:29:31

hoxton chick...thanks

i think yesterday i was panicking because i have bled a little when having injections before but yestereday the blood literally oozed out thus making me worried that the drug came out too

i think your very brave to take injections every day, must be hard on you...especialy 4 was moaning this morning that my belly feels all bruised...will stop moaning now

hoxtonchick Sun 24-Apr-05 08:35:52

dont' be embarrased bubbly. obviously i'd rather not stick needles in myself, but hey, i have to, so i just get on with it! pregnancy is a big PITA though, lots more injections, & doctors get really freaked out when i have bruises on my bump.... hope you are pregnant soon too .

jambo1707 Sun 24-Apr-05 09:04:20


Hope to hear you ar expecting very soon

bubbly1973 Sun 24-Apr-05 10:31:09

thank you hoxtonchick and thank you jambo

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