pinch or no pinch when injecting sq abdominal

rayrock1

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Do most people pinch the skin to inject testosterone sq in the abdominal area? I saw the Dr Crisler's video where did not recommend pinching, just injecting straight in, because it would cause some testosterone to rebound out when releasing the skin. Does it matter?
 

madman

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Do most people pinch the skin to inject testosterone sq in the abdominal area? I saw the Dr Crisler's video where did not recommend pinching, just injecting straight in, because it would cause some testosterone to rebound out when releasing the skin. Does it matter?

Depends on the amount of adipose tissue/length needle used.

Most would not need to pinch the skin up but if you choose to do such then you would only pinch the skin up temporarily to stick the needle in then let go before you inject the oily solution otherwise in most cases if you continue to keep the skin pinched up during the injection than chances are that you will get some leakage due to the pressure applied while pinching the skin.

Pinching the skin up would allow one to pull the fat away from the underlying muscle before poking yourself.
 

Blackhawk

Member
I pinch to pull up skin, but do not inject into the pinched tissue, rather that adjacent which is pulled up off muscle.
 

finkelet

Member
Long time paramedic here. Proper technique for subq is to pinch and insert at a 45 degree angle. If you use a short needle 3/8th or less inject at a 90 degree angle into the fold. It’s to ensure you are delivering the medicine into that fatty layer.
 

bixt

Member
I'm pretty sure Cristler did an accidental IM in that video, judging from the needle length, injection angle, no pinch, lack of fat in the area, and resultant blood.
 

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