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Offline Rachel

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Sub Q location of injection
« on: January 02, 2022, 02:55:54 pm »
Hi, I am thinking about changing my subQ location of injection. Presently I alternate under the skin left or right of my navel a few inches away.

I use to do IM but they switched me to sub Q maybe 3 years ago. They said it is longer lasting and more even a delivery than IM.

I would love to do sub Q or even IM in the butt. Where do you do Sub Q?
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Re: Sub Q location of injection
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2022, 07:09:43 pm »
I do not use injectable Estradiol, but I do know that any area with good blood circulation is a proper candidate for your injection sites. I recommend rotating to as many sites as possible to avoid eventually building up scar tissue from the constant needle punctures at just one or two sites.

Many people give themselves a sub q injection on their thigh. The large area and good blood circulation are a big advantage. Abdominal is good, but don't forget the upper arms in the deltoid area. If you don't have any problems turning at the waist, you can inject in the gluteus max.





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Re: Sub Q location of injection
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2022, 08:29:38 pm »
I do IM in my thigh. Endo recommended it there. On balance, it does seem much easier than craning oneself all around to shoot oneself in the heinie.
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Re: Sub Q location of injection
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2022, 08:34:27 pm »
Being diabetic , thanks to chemo...I give my SQ insulin in belly , thighs , or back of arm.
All perfectly fine areas for SQ .

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Re: Sub Q location of injection
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2022, 09:33:05 pm »
Thank you everyone for their replies. I think I will move the the thigh. I do not know if I can get just under the skin on the back of my arm. I have very little body fat.
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Re: Sub Q location of injection
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2022, 05:04:29 pm »
I injected in my upper left right thigh. It is very soft there. I still have a bruise there now. I am thinking of injection in the back of my arm tomorrow.
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Re: Sub Q location of injection
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2022, 10:02:41 am »
Yah, bruises can happen. No biggie. Nice thing about upper thigh is that they usually don't show.
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Re: Sub Q location of injection
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2022, 03:08:31 pm »
There are two parties Friday (Vax cards to get in). So I am thinking about not injecting on my upper thigh this week (today). I can not figure out how to pull my under arm skin down and inject at the same time. Where can I subQ injecy E?

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Re: Sub Q location of injection
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2022, 05:39:51 pm »
I do not know why the first time I injected in my thigh I had a large bruise. The two subsequent times I have injected there was no bruising. Also, there is less pain injecting in that area too.

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Sataloff Cricothyroid subluxation and trachea shave12-11-2017
Dr. McGinn labiaplasty, hood repair, scar removal, graph repair and bottom of  vagina finished. urethra repositioned. 4-4-2018
Dr. Sataloff Glottoplasty 5-14-2018
Dr. McGinn vaginal in office procedure 10-22-2018
Dr. McGinn vaginal revision 2 4-3-2019 Bottom of vagina closed off, fat injected into the labia and urethra repositioned.
Dr. Thomas FemLar 10/13/2020
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Re: Sub Q location of injection
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2022, 05:51:58 am »
         Rachel, why not just a 'subQ' implant, wouldn't THAT be wayyy easier? ??? My doc office keeps offering it, she says 'less peaks' but but..

I just managed to get levels troughed!

IM in thigh (23g) np at all!

(methinks they only want to be pestered every 6 months instead of three?)
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Re: Sub Q location of injection
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2022, 06:13:30 pm »
My primary care is Mazzoni and they did not do implants the last time I asked.
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Dr. Sataloff Glottoplasty 5-14-2018
Dr. McGinn vaginal in office procedure 10-22-2018
Dr. McGinn vaginal revision 2 4-3-2019 Bottom of vagina closed off, fat injected into the labia and urethra repositioned.
Dr. Thomas FemLar 10/13/2020
Dr. Thomas laser vocal procedure 2/17/2021

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