I was doing a routine right glute shot today in the correct area that i have always used (upper right quadrant of buttock). I injected 1.3 cc of test prop w/ a 1.5 inch 25 g needle. I aspirated and only saw a clear air bubble so i proceeded to inject. no pain during injection, but the needle was moving around a bit b/c i was straining (i hate glute shots). i removed the needle and the site bled a long thick streak of dark red blood down my ass before i could get a wipe on it.
shortly after i started coughing brutally hard. and i mean brutally hard. im pretty calm and dont panic easily, but i seriously thought i was going to die. i kept looking in the mirror like “holy shit, im actually watching myself die from an oil embolism, fuck…”
anyway, the coughing lasted maybe 3 minutes and then ended. i feel fine now and had no problems at the gym shortly after.
i am wondering if I actually hit a vein, given the fact that i aspirated and saw no blood? (maybe i didnt look hard or long enough, but from what i have read just a slight pull on the plunger and the blood will seep in. its unmistakable.) has this ever happened to anyone? most imporantly, what are the long term consquences of this and did i lose an entire injection? in the future should i aspirate 2 times during injection??