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    22 Gauge X 1.5 inch needle


    I start shots today and the IM syringes are 22 gauge X 1.5".

    I am shooting in to the outer quad, how deep should I go, 1"? i.e. leave 1/2" exposed?)

    Also is it a better idea to keep the hCG in the fridge even BEFORE it's constituted?

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    What are you injecting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bpmartyr View Post
    What are you injecting?
    With the 22 gauge, test cyp, 1 ml, 200 mg/ml.

    I actually found another resource on the net and left it out about 1/4", aspirated, no blood, and injected.

    I changed needles between drawing and injecting and I am happy to report that my first IM inject went very well.

    That said, what's your take?
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    I prefer a 25g x 1" personally after drawing with a 22. You will get a feel real quick for the proper depth.
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    Ditto.

    1" fully inserted takes out the guessing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B5150 View Post
    Ditto.

    1" fully inserted takes out the guessing.
    So you guys use a 1" needle to the hilt?

    I thought you were supposed to leave a little in case it gets snapped?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick055 View Post

    I thought you were supposed to leave a little in case it gets snapped?
    Correct.


    22g is kind of a big needle. The large bore makes injecting easy, but since TRT is a long-term undertaking, the better practice is to use the smallest bore needle that you can in order to minimize scarring. I think injecting with a 25g would be a better choice.
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    Gets snapped? WTF? Ever try to snap one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpeil2 View Post
    Correct.


    22g is kind of a big needle. The large bore makes injecting easy, but since TRT is a long-term undertaking, the better practice is to use the smallest bore needle that you can in order to minimize scarring. I think injecting with a 25g would be a better choice.
    Okay, I will buy some 25 X 1.5's.

    CP, do you think 27's would be even better? What length? How deep do I need to go into a quad to inject 1/2 ml?

    Now that I am *somewhat* comfy with an injection and how the top screws on/off, I can draw with the 22 and inject with something else.
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    Tough to get oil through a 27. 25's are the sweet spot IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick055 View Post
    So you guys use a 1" needle to the hilt?

    I thought you were supposed to leave a little in case it gets snapped?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick055 View Post
    Okay, I will buy some 25 X 1.5's.

    CP, do you think 27's would be even better? What length? How deep do I need to go into a quad to inject 1/2 ml?

    Now that I am *somewhat* comfy with an injection and how the top screws on/off, I can draw with the 22 and inject with something else.

    Some people inject T through a 27g, but the injection takes a long time and requires a steady hand. If you have patience and steady nerves, I think it would be an option. The smaller the pin, the less trauma. Less trauma equals less scarring.

    If it were me, being an impatient sort, I would not go finer than 25g.
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    You may find that the 23g works well on the thigh in regard to injection trauma and is less resistant to the pressure of the plunger. This in turn provides a more stable process of injection and plunger depression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpeil2 View Post
    Some people inject T through a 27g, but the injection takes a long time and requires a steady hand. If you have patience and steady nerves, I think it would be an option. The smaller the pin, the less trauma. Less trauma equals less scarring.

    If it were me, being an impatient sort, I would not go finer than 25g.

    Would you still do a 1.5" needle penetrated to a 1" depth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick055 View Post
    Would you still do a 1.5" needle penetrated to a 1" depth?


    I don't know. I always injected into the glutes, and a 1.5" needle worked well for that.

    The quad doesn't seem to be as massive as the glute, so maybe a shorter needle would be better. But I am only speculating.
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    I use a 27 gauge, inch and and quarter in the glutes. Virtually painless although you have to put firm pressure on it to get it to flow. Its a slower delivery too. I prefer it over the 22 gauge that I first started with.

    I have never seen anyone snap a needle off in over 25 years of medical work. However never say never.
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    this isn't rocket science.

    1) You buy a syringe with a large gauge needle on it such as 18g-23g.
    2) You either A) draw through the large gauge needles and then inject with a 25g or B) you draw through the large gauge needles, heat up the test in hot water, and use a small 27g needle to shoot it as the warm liquid flows much easier


    Needles don't snap. You could inject during an earth quake and not "snap" a needle off inside you. Not to mention it has no relevancy whether it is 1.5" or 1". Just put it deep enough to hit the muscle and inject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick055 View Post
    I start shots today and the IM syringes are 22 gauge X 1.5".

    I am shooting in to the outer quad, how deep should I go, 1"? i.e. leave 1/2" exposed?)

    Also is it a better idea to keep the hCG in the fridge even BEFORE it's constituted?
    god...thats too big ur gonna make urself very sore...i would use a 25g with 1"inch needle and u stick the needle in all the way then...never used 1.5" thoough seems too long..
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPHusers11 View Post
    god...thats too big ur gonna make urself very sore...i would use a 25g with 1"inch needle and u stick the needle in all the way then...never used 1.5" thoough seems too long..
    First day after the shot, not too bad. Feels kind of like a minor bruise, but not really uncomfortable.

    I am going to try a 25 gauge next time.

    The needles I got were from my doctor and, truth be told, I penetrated 1 1/4 - 1 3/8 with no discomfort upon delivery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotripped View Post


    Needles don't snap.

    Needles do break. I have seen it happen. True, they do not break often. But as Diancecht said, never say never.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpeil2 View Post
    Needles do break. I have seen it happen. True, they do not break often. But as Diancecht said, never say never.

    Fortunately if a break did occur it should be a relatively quick and easy removal in the ER or urgent care. Now if it was a fishhook or rough wooden splinter now that can be a different story.....
  

  
 

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