Originally Posted by b4554
I have been juicing for probably months now and have a new problem. I usually shoot in my quads and sometimes am sore from it but this last time is a lot more than sore. I shot about 3/4 ml into the side of my right quad, half in one spot and half about a inch from the first site to spread it out a little. Now I have a large oval lump on my leg covering a large area over where I injected. It's probably 1 1/2" wide by 3 or a little more inches long and like 1/2 high. It was really painful the first day or two and now it is just kinda sore and tender. Problem is that it has been like 4 or 5 days and it hasn't gotten smaller.
1) What happened?
2) Will it eventually go away on its own?
3) Please dont just say "go see a doctor", I don't have insurance and no cash to go see one.
4) If I went to the hospital: could I get into trouble if I told them I was pinning AAS? What would they do? Just drain it with syringes
Please anyone who can help me. Thank you!!!
Learning how to do an injection properly is important. Obviously, without doing an examination it is impossible to determine the exact problem. Taking that into consideration, there are a number of things to conclude from the problem.
The first that strikes me is the size of the swelling in relation to the injection volume. This gives me an indication that a vein might have been struck. Is there any bruising visible? What part of the quadriceps did you inject? An injection into the quadriceps, done properly, can easily absorb without much pain 2-3 CC. Be sure to use the Vastus Lateralis muscle.
The reason that the size might be larger in that many times an injection will take place between the fascia and muscle. This is where pain fibers reside. What was the needle size and length? This will make the size appear larger.
Infections do not occur immediately (assuming proper technique and sterile equipment). It will take days for one to begin. That the size and pain is decreasing are all good signs. As you are doing, keep an eye on the area, particularly for redness (erythema), worsening swelling, lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph glands), wound discharge, etc. Hallmark symptom to look for are fever, sweats, and chills.
At this time, I do not see a reason to go to the ER. They will not drain the area unless there is a very obvious reason. The first course will be antibiotics. If has been less than three days, wait.