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New to TRT. Subq Questions

I just finished my first week of TRT. I am doing 50mg subq injections twice a week into the stomach area. I am following Dr. Crisler video and using 27g 1/2" syringe and not pinching any fat and going straight in. I am very lean and feel like this might be going to deep.

Are guys doing subq in the belly pinching fat and or going at a 45 degree angle? I would also like to hear about other good sites to go subq. How many days after an injection is the best time for my first labs? Thanks

I use a 30g 5/16" syringe and rotate between left/right belly and thigh … I do pinch the skin.

I would go left or right away from abs and into love handle. Even lean you likely have some room. Just like his video, pull the skin a bit and go in. Granted, take my advice with a grain of salt, as I am also only about a week in, but I was actually told (by an excellent TRT Dr.) to go into delt with a 29g 1/2 in pin, similar to yours. Depending on the person, this can be subq, or very shallow IM. Into my abdomen seemed to leave a “hot spot” whereas the past few days into the delts have felt great - I don’t feel anything.


I switched to subq just about 5 weeks ago, after getting shots in the butt from my doc for the prior 6 months. Sooo much more pleasant. Very little pain now vs constantly sore butt cheeks before. I use a 29g needle. I believe it is 1/2" or possible 5/8" (don’t have one handy). I do go into my belly left/right of naval, at about a 45 degree angle, and I don’t insert the needle completely so as to keep it shallow. I am fairly lean (13%) and my goal is to inject at about 3/16"-1/4" below skin surface. Seems to be working well so far though I haven’t had any labs since switching.