I did my first injection today. I looked through many posts here about injections and watched a couple YouTube videos.
It seems the general consensus is to gently pinch the fat away from your belly. One YouTube video showed the doc pinching the area several times before actually inserting the needle. This is what I tried.
Gently pinched a couple times. Needle (which had been warmed in my armpit) straight in. Two to three inches away from my belly button. Injected slowly and kept the needle in for about 3-5 seconds after injection was complete. I also kept the fat pinched the whole time like it showed on the YouTube video.
Tonight, I noticed a quarter-sized bruise at the injection site. There is no pain to it and it is barely warmer than the surrounding skin. I only noticed it by sight - it doesn't bother me in any way. I do tend to bruise easily and have bruised from many injections/blood tests in the past
From what I have gleamed from other posts, this sounds relatively normal. Some people were saying don't pinch, some saying do pinch.
Does anyone have thoughts on this?? Is there a way to avoid this??
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