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Very Painful Lump in Glute after Injection


#1

Hey first post on this site, so I hope I’m in the right section. I’m in the middle of a 12 week cycle that is as follows:
Week1-12
500 mgs test e

Week 1-4
60 mgs tbol ed

Week 7-12
60mgs anavar everyday

This is my sixth week in. The first two injections I did during week one of my cycle knotted up really badly and were extremely sore, where it hurt to sit or even walk. This pain went away after about a week or so. Now on my sixth week I opened a new vial of test and my first pin in my glute is swollen twice the size as the first time this happened, and even more painful. I have woken up from bumping it and it’s difficult to get in and out of my truck or even walk. I don’t think it’s an abscess, but I don’t know what would cause this. It seems weird that it happened on the first injections of both vials, at first thought it was my body reacting to a new substance, but they are both test 350 from the same lab.

Also my second injection from this vial was yesterday, and I have no soreness or swelling from it. After the first two injections I have heated the vial before every pin, and used one needle to draw and one to inject, also clean vial and injection site with alcohol pads. I am using 23ga 1 inch pins, could the oil be stuck between the skin and muscle? The lump is ab the size of if you were to cut a tennis ball in half and lay the two halves next to each other on my upper glute. Any help would be appreciated. Do I need to see a doctor? There is no redness or fever just a LOT of pain. It will have been a week on Thursday the 24th


#2

I know for me, if I keep my vials of test to 300mg/ml max, it is alot less painful. I would rather push 2ml at test cyp 200 then 1ml of test 400… i think they use something different in the higher concentrates. I know with experience, you will find what works best. Dunno much but that test 350 threw up a red flag for me when I read your post. Hope you get it worked out.


#3

Sorry should’ve mentioned I’m taking .7 mgs per pin so it’s roughly 245mgs every injection. Thanks for the response though


#4

It’s not how much of it you’re taking so much as it’s what they use in it. There’s several different solvents but the more harsh ones are used for high concentrations


#5

Hey if you haven’t already head to the ER and get it drained


#6

The solvents are usually higher to suspend the gear. I would use another oil to cut with, like EQ or something similar


#7

I haven’t been to the doctor yet, so what do you think it is, a sterile abscess? Still hurts like hell, only reason I’m not more concerned is the fact that my first two injections had a similar result and went away over time with no medical attention.


#8

I’ve had sterile one before and there was no pain. Usually pain is occurring because of increasing inflammation pressing on nerves, also sterile one will not grow from the original size.