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Injections: Test Left on Skin Surface


Whenever I inject test cap I notice there is a decent amount of test on the surface of my skin after I pin. Is this normal?


Sounds like you may not have the pin in far enough or the pin is too short. When injecting the entire needle should be in all the way up to the point the needle meets the plastic. Keep things steady while injecting and pull the pin out quickly after it is done. Also be sure you are injecting into the muscle and not a fat deposit.


What’s your protocol? What size needle? What’s your body weight? More details to assist better.


Test cyp. Is ‘test cap’ a typo?

Explain what you are doing exactly. IM vs SC/SQ, needle length and gauge, injection sites. Dose and frequency.

After injecting, press finger firmly on injection site for 10-15 seconds. This will allow tissues and nicked blood vessels to seal off. Also prevents bleed bruises.

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I’m using a 3ml 25g needs and injecting in the rear. I can see the needle go all the way in…no part of the needle is left exposed.

I’m 165lbs, 5’10 so on the slim side. A needle any bigger might come out the other end.