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Injection Site Scar Tissue?

I’ve been injecting 2cc’s into my glutes each week for the past 8 weeks (1.5" 23g pin). Most weeks I’ll split it up into 2 1cc pins on both sides, but a couple times I’ve gone with 2cc’s in one side.

On the last two injections on my right side, it gets tough to slide the pin in at about halfway in. It doesn’t really hurt, just becomes difficult to push in… so I’ve pushed through the rest of the way and completed my injection.

Other than bleeding when I’m done, I haven’t noticed any problems with the injections. I’m assuming that I’m getting some scar tissue, but I’m only pinning once a week. Any worries here? I’m not a huge fan of injecting myself. Glutes were pretty easy, but I’m probably going to try my quads next time.

If it is scar tissue, can I do anything to make it go away or am I stuck with it?

Thanks,

Gigunda

Unless you have done multiple cycles, injecting the same sites frequently scar tissue shouldn’t be that much of an issue. There are several ways to reduce the amount of scar tissue you accumulate over the years. One, use a smaller gauge needle, I shoot with 25 gauge needles. Also keep rotating injection sites, glutes, quads, shoulders and ventrogluteal are all good sites if you can reach them.

From what you said the needle gets tough to push after about 1/2 way in. My guess is that you hit the muscles outer layer and the toughness is just the needle piercing the muscle. If you do slow injections you can feel the needle pop through the outer layer of muscle. Try to use a faster insertion of the needle.

Thanks for the input!

Would the muscle be tougher to penetrate if you just did legs a day or two before pinning your glutes?

Is there any rule of thumb about injecting into a particular muscle group before or after working it out?

i would advise rotating injection sites. it is a good practice.

Utilize as many sites as you can to minimize scar tissue in just one area.

If you use quads, glutes, ventro, and delts scar tissue in any one area should be very minimal even after multiple cycles.

I’ve been shooting my glutes for the last 10 weeks and the dame things are black and blue. I’ll make sure to get some 25s for the delts on my next cycle so I dont end up looking like a craic whore.

Crashball

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I’ve been shooting my glutes for the last 10 weeks and the dame things are black and blue. I’ll make sure to get some 25s for the delts on my next cycle so I dont end up looking like a craic whore.

Crashball

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what size darts are u using?
I find with 23s the area i inject heals rapidly and sometimmes u cant even see the injection site rite after the shot