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Old 05-08-2016, 13:37   #1
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Just started insulin a couple months ago and I'm noticing some good size bruises on my stomach. Is this normal?

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Just started insulin a couple months ago and I'm noticing some good size bruises on my stomach. Is this normal?
I have some bruising as well at occasional injection sites. Not because the injection hurt at all, I just think that a nerve may have been affected by the injection. I can't say I hit a muscle with all the fat covering the muscle. The needle would have to be really long for me to hit muscle!

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Steve is correct, bruising does occur and I have no idea why, it's not like it hurt but they do happen. There's muscle under there? hahaha one of these days I'd like to be able to actually see/feel one

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I have 2 - 4 aging bruises pretty much at all times on my belly. They never hurt, and are usually yellow (never a fresh looking purple). I assume that's because I hit something, or maybe went in at a funny angle? I'm not really sure but it's good to know I'm not the only one!

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I get them occasionally as well, I've always assumed that they come from the needle hitting a small blood vessel on the way in.

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I also get some bruising around my waste, primarily on the sides. I inject once daily and move around my belly a bit each day so as to spread out the tissue impact.

Usually, when I hit an area that bruises, the injection of insulin (Lantus) burns like fire when I am injecting, then soon stops, but next day I have a big bruise.

I asked my doctor and he said it was caused when I hit a small blood vessel.

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Yes, I bruise, too. I take four injections a day, and sometimes I bruise a lot, but sometimes I'll go a week with no bruising. The injections don't hurt as much as the blood testing does. My fingers are sore most of the time.

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I have some humdingers as well. My doc said that no matter what, you will eventually hit a blood vessel of some kind. If you were using regular syringes, you could draw back slightly to check for blood. Not possible with the pens though.

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Yes, I bruise, too. I take four injections a day, and sometimes I bruise a lot, but sometimes I'll go a week with no bruising. The injections don't hurt as much as the blood testing does. My fingers are sore most of the time.
Kathryn,
Usually when someone mentions how much the finger sticks hurt, it makes me suspect that someone may not have told you about sticking the side of the fingers, not the tips. If you already know this, disregard, if not maybe I can save you some pain.

I test 4-7 times a day, depending on what I am eating and if I want to test something I ate. I have been diabetic for 10 years now, Type 2. Until May of last year when I started LCHF, I only tested 2-3 times a day at best.

The tips of our fingers are super sensitive, thank God, or much of the find work we are able to do with our hands would not be possible...so someone tried doing finger sticks on the side of the finger, and the difference is remarkable. As long as I have a good sharp lance, the pain is slight if I feel anything at all. I am able to set me depth gauge on my lancet at 2 (depth) and still consistently get good blood drops....these two things have significantly reduce my pain when sampling.

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Yes, I do use the side of the finger, but it still makes me jump. My fingers are bony and dry; maybe that has something to do with it. Oh, well, it could be worse, right?

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