Couldn’t inject

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Couldn’t inject

Postby Steve5231 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:39 am

Sometimes when I insert the needle I can’t depress the plunger. Why does this happen and is it safe to reinsert and try again?

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Re: Couldn’t inject

Postby Hunchback » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:33 am

Yeah, it happens... It's usually when you hit a wrong spot.
What you can do is try to pull the needle out a bit and re-plunge it a little bit deeper, or turn it around itself. If all that fails, you can completely remove it and change location, just make sure you clean the needle and the new injection spot with an alcohol pad... And try not to do that too often, to avoid repeated punctures.
33 years old, married. ED all my life because of spinal cord injury caused by a tumor in early infant age. Using standard EDEX20 for ~ 13 years.

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Re: Couldn’t inject

Postby bldoink » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:28 pm

I'm not a medical professional of any kind. Anything I post is, at best, based on my own experiences and at worst, hallucinations or delusions. Nothing I post should be misconstrued as medical advice. It's not. Always ask your doctor and follow his/her advice and instructions.

If the position and angle looks correct 1st try withdrawing the plunger a smidge as sometimes the plunger can get a little stiff with the rubber against the inside of the syringe tube. Then try pressing the plunger again (Not something you can try with an Edex cartridge). Next try pushing the syringe needle in deeper and then try gently pushing the plunger in and continue trying the plunger as you slowly pull the needle back out a bit. I think what happens in that case is you initially have trouble piercing the tunica and it just depresses it with the needle tip. You punch through by going deeper but then end up too deep but then you find the sweet spot as you withdraw back out to the correct depth.

I'm not sure I explained that very well, sorry.
R.R.P 2011 Mayo Jacksonville, Dr. Michael Wehle. Nerve sparing - badly damaged. C in margin. V.E.D, Viagra and PGE-1 (80mcg/ml) injections @ ~ 12 units. Originally Edex20, then compounded PGE-1 - cost. Inject. ~ 8 yrs. It works. Treasure coast of FL.

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Re: Couldn’t inject

Postby Anon-E-Mouse » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:16 pm

Sometimes for me the plunger gets "stiff" and takes a bit of force to get it moving, and once moving it goes easily. Before I use a needle I exercise the plunger a bit by extending it up and down several times and that seems to help for me.

Side note... When Im injecting if I "feel" the medicine go in I know Im in a wrong spot and stop. When Im in the right spot, I dont feel any liquids being injected (Keep in mind I only inject 0.05ml of a super strong strength)
33yr old Male in SoCal - Using Tri-Mix

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