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    Needle broke off in glute

    Has anyone had this happen before? a 27ga needle broke off in there glute? I know you should not bury the needle due to this possibility, but has anyone had this happen and if so what did they do?

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    No idea - Must have done 100 before and never a issue. Maybe a bad needle or something IDK

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    Anyone ever have a needle break off during IM injection?

    Has anyone had this happen before?

    IM Injection and 27ga needle broke off in there glute?

    I know you should not bury the needle due to this possibility, but has anyone had this happen and if so what did they do?

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    27g is too thin unless ur doin slin pins probably why it broke off in your glute go down to a 22 or 23 guage.

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    Personally, I'm like 23ga x1". What length 27ga were you using?

    Also, I would reserve 27ga and smaller for sub-q injections in areas that I could see during injection.
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    Do you still have the tip of the needle stuck in your ass?
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    I see three choices

    Get some tweezers and dig around a bit VERY CAREFULLY.

    Go to the doctor. Do not sit on the glute that has the needle in it.

    Take this guy's advice : https://youtu.be/EwVDDxoKBk4

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    Quote Originally Posted by almostgone View Post
    Personally, I'm like 23ga x1". What length 27ga were you using?

    Also, I would reserve 27ga and smaller for sub-q injections in areas that I could see during injection.

    Same here. Always thought 23-1 was the gold standard for IM unless youre just a lard ass and shouldnt be using gear anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuz View Post
    Same here. Always thought 23-1 was the gold standard for IM unless youre just a lard ass and shouldnt be using gear anyway.
    Not to change the subject, but I had thought 1.25-1.5in was recommended to consistantly get through to muscle on your glute. Is 1in enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cylon357 View Post
    Take this guy's advice : https://youtu.be/EwVDDxoKBk4
    Needles are made of 304 Stainless Steel AFAIK and are not magnetic at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by captelectron View Post
    Not to change the subject, but I had thought 1.25-1.5in was recommended to consistantly get through to muscle on your glute. Is 1in enough?
    1.5"?? Wow. If you're that over weight to need that long of a needle, you shouldn't be using.

    .5 is plenty long enough imo. Been using that for 3 years for my trt and has worked fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captelectron View Post
    Not to change the subject, but I had thought 1.25-1.5in was recommended to consistantly get through to muscle on your glute. Is 1in enough?
    Does it look like its not working for me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by captelectron View Post
    Needles are made of 304 Stainless Steel AFAIK and are not magnetic at all
    I don't know if all are. I've heard some brands use 420 stainless and that is magnetic.

    Some brands also use 302 stainless and that isn't magnetic. I only know of this shit because I was googling it right now.

    I don't think any of us have bought needles knowing what type of steel they're using in it or if it's magnetic or not.
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    The "like" button isn't working for me, but Cuz and Teedoff, I was trying to like your posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honkey_Kong View Post
    The "like" button isn't working for me, but Cuz and Teedoff, I was trying to like your posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honkey_Kong View Post
    The "like" button isn't working for me, but Cuz and Teedoff, I was trying to like your posts.
    Yup. I tried to like your post about liking my post. lol No go. Was the site down for everyone like it was me? Sunday and monday I think I couldnt get on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teedoff View Post
    Yup. I tried to like your post about liking my post. lol No go. Was the site down for everyone like it was me? Sunday and monday I think I couldnt get on.
    The site has been acting up but the IT gang is working on it. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quester View Post
    Look, IDk if u still got the needle in you, fucking hell I hope not and not because the needle but shit that's just crazy. Get a buddy to dig it out, cheaper but not much diff than a doc and much cheaper. Or, go to ER and doc in ER will dig it out. Anything in the middle of those two will result in one of those two actions but with worse consequences. Best of luck! And, really??? How the fuck does a need break off! Reminds me of Eddie Murphy imitating Mr. T when he said, "I'll clinch my butt cheeks and rip your dick off!" Dude, you got buns of steel! (or there is something more going on here)
    Yeah, who uses insulin syringes on their glutes anyways? The whole thread strikes me as another kimbo thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quester View Post
    Honkey, like button still not working.If this is another Kimbo thread, I love it! Yeah, Kimbo! I amused myself.I went to see ROn White a few weeks ago. Guess he stopped drinking, it seemed like he wasn't into it. Didn't even get motivated by enjoying his own jokes. You know how he used to laugh even before he told the joke, like he was laughing about the experience that he was about to put in words? RIP Mr White
    Damn, I was not even aware Ron had passed. RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuz View Post
    Damn, I was not even aware Ron had passed. RIP
    He didn't. I think he meant his comedy died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teedoff View Post
    He didn't. I think he meant his comedy died.
    Bahahah the like button needs fixed asap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honkey_Kong View Post
    Yeah, who uses insulin syringes on their glutes anyways? The whole thread strikes me as another kimbo thread.
    to be honest i started using 1/2" long insulin pins for glute injections for my TRT, then later for blast cycles. the reason i did this is because i got tired of constantly having lumps in my stomach from SQ TRT injections. it takes away from the look i have going with my abs.

    ive never even seen a 1" or 1 1/2" long 27 gauge needle though. that just seems like a bad idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTP$ View Post
    to be honest i started using 1/2" long insulin pins for glute injections for my TRT, then later for blast cycles. the reason i did this is because i got tired of constantly having lumps in my stomach from SQ TRT injections. it takes away from the look i have going with my abs.

    ive never even seen a 1" or 1 1/2" long 27 gauge needle though. that just seems like a bad idea
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    So where is the OP? Still trying to dig that needle out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuz View Post
    that would not be my first choice for a needle, i could easily see myself bending or breaking off the needle, especially pinning glutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by almostgone View Post
    Thanks for pointing that out, H_ K. Much appreciated.

    Same here; can't like the posts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by captelectron View Post
    Not to change the subject, but I had thought 1.25-1.5in was recommended to consistantly get through to muscle on your glute. Is 1in enough?

    Same here. I had always heard that for best absorption to use 1.5's

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    People have used 1.5's for a long ass time. 1 inch is fine too,but the difference of people compared to 20 years ago...it seems like everyone wants to use the absolute smallest shit to a point where stuff like this can happen. Not at all knocking the guy because he's got enough issues as is..I do get the point of wanting to create the smallest hole but again...people have been doin this for a long time and the shit that's worked forever doesn't need redone JMo

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    Needles typically bend, but don't break. It could happen though. I've used everything from 18G to 31G. Unless 1mL or less using back-filled insulin pin, best to use something in the 22-25G range. Those give the best balance of injection speed and scar tissue minimization. You often need a separate lower gauge "draw" needle to fill syringe. 18 and 19G work well here.

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    you can man up and use a 18ga

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    Quote Originally Posted by songdog View Post
    you can man up and use a 18ga
    What does the red cross use for blood donations? Felt like she was stabbing me with a ball point pen barrel! lol That crap hurt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teedoff View Post
    What does the red cross use for blood donations? Felt like she was stabbing me with a ball point pen barrel! lol That crap hurt!
    I believe 18ga, but it may be 16ga.
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    Quote Originally Posted by almostgone View Post
    I believe 18ga, but it may be 16ga.
    I have heard both 14 and 18g.

    Way too big for me to watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cylon357 View Post
    I have heard both 14 and 18g.

    Way too big for me to watch!
    It's big I know that! And I think the woman sticking me wasn't very good, so that made it worse.


    But again, where is the op? Lol never came back to let us know of the got the needle out or not......

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    Quote Originally Posted by teedoff View Post
    It's big I know that! And I think the woman sticking me wasn't very good, so that made it worse.


    But again, where is the op? Lol never came back to let us know of the got the needle out or not......
    Yeah, that happens. Someone asks a question then disappears. Thus some of the paranoia about trolls...

    And I believe that AG coined the term "vascular prospectors" for those that sort of hunt and peck for veins. NOT a fun experience!

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    Geez, I miss out on this

    Anywho

    I just checked my spikes - I also use a 27ga 1.25Ē spike

    Canít say if this is a real post/thread(for opís sakes, I hope itís just troll BS) but, I was just thinking about this when I was doing my weekly shot in my ass cheek.

    Itís tough for me to hold the spike steady when shooting my ass cheeks - especially my left


    Damn, thatíd suck

    Real life options:

    Try to dig it asap with tweezers, get someone to help - or a fine leatherman or needle nose pliers

    If option A donít work, go to ER - donít sit down


    Man, this would so suck - GL if real

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    Quote Originally Posted by teedoff View Post
    What does the red cross use for blood donations? Felt like she was stabbing me with a ball point pen barrel! lol That crap hurt!
    They use 16g I just had it done

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