Hi, a little background, I’m on TRT, I take 25mg EOD of Test E and I jabbed 0.1ml with a insulin syringe in upper outer Glute
I usually use 1” needles but this time I could only get 8mm which is 1/3rd of an inch.
Another issue is, When I was preloading the syringes I think the tip of the needle accidentally poked the cap that goes over it, I put it to the side to replace it after I was done but I think I accidentally picked this one up and used it, it felt a bit more painful going in through the skin than usual which tells me the tip may have been slightly blunted.
I now have a small tender red warm lump, it’s been 3 days since the injection and the redness only appeared yesterday.
I don’t have a fever, and the lump feels smaller and softer today but the redness is slightly larger than the previous day.
I have two theories, one being the needle wasn’t deep enough and it’s caused irritation and the second being that I’ve caused an infection via contamination when the needle touched the needle cap, it was the inner piece of the cap and not the part you touch so theoretically it should be sterile but who knows.
Does this look like an infection?
What signs should I look for to differentiate between a sterile abscess and a pathogenic abscess please?
Should I get some antibiotics just in case?
If so would amoxicillin be ok?
Thank you for your help and apologies for the ass photo.