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Old 03-30-2011, 00:32   #1
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I got a couple of free boxes of BD ultra fine mini needles for my humalog and lantus pens when i was at the dr last week. but before dinner tonight I injected my humalog and it bled a little. then while eating dinner i felt a lump under my shirt. i pulled it up and sure enough I've got a lump under my skin..and it very red. have not had a problem with these needles up untill this point. not sure what i did wrong.

I was wondering what size needles everyone uses if you use a pen. And what problems you've had with different size needles. Is this a common occurance with these shorter needles??? they a 5mm length i believe. Any input is greatly appreciated.

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I got a couple of free boxes of BD ultra fine mini needles for my humalog and lantus pens when i was at the dr last week. but before dinner tonight I injected my humalog and it bled a little. then while eating dinner i felt a lump under my shirt. i pulled it up and sure enough I've got a lump under my skin..and it very red. have not had a problem with these needles up untill this point. not sure what i did wrong.

I was wondering what size needles everyone uses if you use a pen. And what problems you've had with different size needles. Is this a common occurance with these shorter needles??? they a 5mm length i believe. Any input is greatly appreciated.
I use 5mm... I bleed sometimes and I've also gotten the lump

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I use 32G 6mm

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i use ReliOn 31G 8mm insulin syringes and try to keep each site to around 8 IU a la Dr B so i split my shots. i get no bumps and few other problems except having to inject insulin on a time schudule


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I use 5mm and have not bled or gotten the lump yet,even on large doses. Have not been using them that long though, so we'll see :-)

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you didn't do anything wrong. Just remember that getting poked is an unnatural thing for you body and sometimes it just has to say that it didn't like that.

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you didn't do anything wrong. Just remember that getting poked is an unnatural thing for you body and sometimes it just has to say that it didn't like that.
I really like this quote. I think it might go in my signature. I know this probably wasn't the intention but it made me laugh a little.

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I've only ever used 8mm size. I always put it in on the angle as I was advised. I do get bleeding every now and then and the burning sensation. I've noticed I bruise sometimes and I get the little red lumps which looks like a rash after a bit as I tend to go for same areas.

 
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I use 8mm. First time I took my insulin I pulled it out and had a lump under skin for about 5 mins after. I think coz I was nervous I was shaking the needle around inside me lol. I bleed sometimes after pulling needle out. And at the moment my belly looks like a pin cushion. And I have random bruises on my belly too from needle.
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I use 8mm. First time I took my insulin I pulled it out and had a lump under skin for about 5 mins after. I think coz I was nervous I was shaking the needle around inside me lol. I bleed sometimes after pulling needle out. And at the moment my belly looks like a pin cushion. And I have random bruises on my belly too from needle.
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I was silly enough to think I'll become a pro and work out how to not bleed and bruise myself. lol.... but it hasn't worked to date. I've been on insulin since Feb10. I was advised to aim below the belly button to inject... that's what I stick too. I'm not game to try anywhere else at the moment.

 
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