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    swelling inner arm, to above elbow after delt injection

    Started a new cycle 4 weeks ago of test c, and the last injection into my right lateral deltoid this past Sunday. No problems whatsoever until this last one. I had pain and slight swelling in my delt start on Monday, similar to what I've had before, didn't think much of it. Then noticed on Wednesday that my arm, down to my elbow, is swollen pretty thoroughly. It's not red, not hot, and no pain at all in the swollen area, just some pain in my delt when raise my arm laterally. None of the swollen area is spongy. It looks like the tissue is swollen above the elbow, not the bicep itself.

    I warm my vial up for about 60 seconds by wrapping one of those gel heat packs around it, I clean the top with alcohol, and wipe the site with a different swab, I use 23g 1.5" needle to draw and the same one to inject, going all the way in, aspirate , then inject somewhat slowly, about 30-45 seconds for the full 1ml. Prior to this time, had no pain at all so far this cycle.

    It's kind of freaking me out, but after some reading, I suppose I'll wait until the weekend to see if the swelling in my arm goes down, and the pain in my delt diminishes.
    Any other thoughts?

    Would heat or ice be recommended for my swollen bicep area, and sore delt? I've been using ice.

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    Is it this bad yet? swelling inner arm, to above elbow after delt injection-maxresdefault.jpg

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    How big are you? 1.5 is pretty big for a delt.

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    Carbo, not even close to that. Doesn't extend at all into the forearm.

    swelling inner arm, to above elbow after delt injection-forumrunner_20140828_162442.jpg

    Mp859,

    6'7 225

    I thought about going to a 1 inch, but never had any problems like this before.

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    It looks red to me in that picture. I would go to the doctor.

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    Damn go to a doctor as fast as you can...

    It is not normal.

    Ive had oil that leaked into.my arm.which caused inflamation and pain.

    But that is way over it.

    Get treated, you seriously risk your arm here...

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    Do you have body pictures?

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    I'm going to urgent care first thing in the morning. I'll follow up with the results.

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    Good luck bro.

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    23G are far too much for delt. and 1,5ml is much oil.
    I use 29G 1ml gauge for every muscle, even for glutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XxAndreaxX View Post
    23G are far too much for delt. and 1,5ml is much oil.
    I use 29G 1ml gauge for every muscle, even for glutes.
    ... He could pin wih a 18g if he wanted too it wouldnt change anything(except the initial pain...)

    And the delt can take more than 1.5ml I did 2 ml two days ago and it went very well.

    29g is too little its just a too long to inject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qscgugcsq View Post
    ... He could pin wih a 18g if he wanted too it wouldnt change anything(except the initial pain...)

    And the delt can take more than 1.5ml I did 2 ml two days ago and it went very well.

    29g is too little its just a too long to inject.
    I prefer take a Little more time to inject, instead of generate tons of scartissue. 1,5ml is fine, but I simply don't like to inject more than a ml. just in case.

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    Dear cetae!
    As Mp859 and qscgugcsq said, please go to the doctor, maybe you got a deep abscess or cellullitis, if you feel worse go ASAP, and please let us know how it goes. If I were you I would tell you exactly what happened so it will go quicker to get the right diagnosis, but if it will leads to repercussions then do what would be best for you. Good luck and I wish you a quick recovery!

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    So when I woke up this morning, the swelling had gone down significantly; about half of what it was from the picture. That made me feel a bit better, but I decided to go to urgent care anyway. I told the doctor exactly what happened. There wasn't an abscess found. She told me to continue to use ice, and ibuprofen as I had been, and gave me an antibiotic (Cefalexin), just in case. Aside from that, I got a short lecture on the possible side effects of test.

    For the pin, I had thought of using 25g, but hadn't had any real issues with 23g, and I only used 1ml of oil. 1.5 was referring to the length of the needle in inches. Moving forward, I'm probably going to use 1 inch length for delts, and 1.5 for quads.

    Thanks everyone for the responses.

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    Someone chime in to give a possible reason for that bc i dont want that shit...lol...was that a ugl?

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    It was a ugl. It was also the second to last shot from the vial, and I had no issues at all happen from all the previous shots from the same vial. So I'm not sure what happened.

    The doctor did say that I could possibly be allergic, and it just took a while to manifest into something I could see...

    Maybe I'll try out enanthate instead of cypionate ?

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    What lab was it?

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    I need to find out... I was getting it from a friend who has been involved with AAS for years. I would have checked if there was anything on the label, but I threw it out already.

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    Been reading this thread. Just want to see how the are is today? I have been thinking about starting a cycle for a few weeks now. Dont want nothing like this to happen. How is it??

    CARBO.... Damn man what happen to you in that pic??

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangerDanger830 View Post
    Do you have body pictures?
    Your thinking the same thing I am, I am not seeing much or definitely enough muscle mass to justify using aas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    Your thinking the same thing I am, I am not seeing much or definitely enough muscle mass to justify using aas.
    Yeah that is exactly what I was thinking, not that I am trying to be critical or anything. It is just that his arm looks small, even with the swelling. He did say he was tall as hell, but still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RangerDanger830 View Post
    Yeah that is exactly what I was thinking, not that I am trying to be critical or anything. It is just that his arm looks small, even with the swelling. He did say he was tall as hell, but still.
    Yeah I was also trying to take the height into consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodacious View Post
    Been reading this thread. Just want to see how the are is today? I have been thinking about starting a cycle for a few weeks now. Dont want nothing like this to happen. How is it??

    CARBO.... Damn man what happen to you in that pic??
    unless Carbo is Bostin Loyd then that's not him in the pic..lol. Google Bostin Loyd a bit and you'll find out about that arm,some kind of gear/synthol injection getting into a nerve bed in the triceps is what the story is I believe.

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    Another poser?

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    watch some u-tube vids on injecting....never use the same needle to inject...1' should be
    big enough for for the quad as well, its what I use...222 guage to ddraww...25 to inject,
    clean site thouroghly, I am sure you know all this, but you can never be to confident,
    aside from bad gear, problems that can arrise are to be taken seriously.....I am always
    afraid when I pin.....1.5' in the delt from all ive seeen is a deffinate no no.....
    glad you are feeling better......

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    Another poser?
    I don't think so. My interpretation was that carbo assumed most people knew who Bostin loyd was, not that he was trying to pass the pic off as himself.

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    Yea i didnt know who it was? My fault. I will look it up. Because when I seen the Pic I was like umm am I sure I wanna do this??? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baxter35 View Post
    unless Carbo is Bostin Loyd then that's not him in the pic..lol. Google Bostin Loyd a bit and you'll find out about that arm,some kind of gear/synthol injection getting into a nerve bed in the triceps is what the story is I believe.
    I'm not but this thread reminded me of that pic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by carbo View Post
    Is it this bad yet? Click image for larger version. 

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    hahahah holy shit

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    All the swelling was gone as of yesterday.

    I'm definitely going to switch to 1 inch.

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    I never see a need to go over 1", unless you are hitting the ass cheeks. Then 1.5" should be aight, but I still use a 1" without issue.


    As far as the Ga, best I have found is 25. 23 is even a little 2 big IMO



    I have had shit like this before, the oil leaks down & tries to surface a bit. From what I can tell it was from the EO content in the gear, maybe. Haven't had this issue for quite a while. Sure isn't fun though, renders the arm near useless.



    When you get shit like this, watch it closely for improvement or the opposite.

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