When injecting today I pulled back on the plunger and blood drew into the syringe. I withdrew but am now wondering if it is ok to inject the gear with small amount of blood in the syringe? Or is this shot wasted?
Im sure many, many guys will tell you to go ahead and use it...I wouldnt. I have seen two people who were close to me get abcesses, and once you see someone go through it, you'll never take any unneccesery risks.
I say with the blood in it, no.
But isn't the gear exposed to air anyway? There is air in the vial...
the juice never leaves the pin when aspirating, pin is the only thing not sterile. (love your avatar by the way, always makes me laugh) and holy are u saying that the tissue getting into the pin would make it a bad idea to use again? please elaborate, not questioning u, just have had this happen to me once and i just replaced the needle and pinned another spot.
can never be too cautious when stickin needles in your body in the comfort of your "sterile" living room.
When I was trained in the medics they told us that re-administering the injection after you aspirate blood was fine, so long as you did it straight away.
I was also told you can pull the needle back and aspirate again and if there is no blood you can inject.
As a health care professional, I wouldn't.The previous poster is correct in that once exposed to air, bacteria is present, especially since you have had it sitting for some time. When the needle gets moist, it is a breeding ground for bacteria (alcohol doesn't sterilize, only de-oils the skin to make it semi-clean). You should just draw the gear into a different syringe, or replace the needle if you have that kind. If it happens again, yes, just pull back the needle a bit without removing it from the muscle to get out of the vessel, aspirate, and go from there if your clear.
Also blood is sterile, so you need not concern yourself with fears of being contaminated by your own blood.