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Pea sized lump under skin from heparin injection?

Tlove
Tlove

Hi, I've been injecting heparin for about 3 months since I found out I was pregnant. I've been lucky enough to have very minimal bruising. However, last night I noticed a small lump under the skin near an injection site where there is a little bruise, it's about the size of a pea. I'm assuming it's related to the injecting. Is it because I'm using sites too close together to inject? I kind of do favour certain areas for the injecting, my right side is definitely easier! But I try to alternate as much as possible.

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Yes I believe it's normal. Your lucky, mine are pretty big. My right side hurts less as well. Anyone else the same? Best Wishes to you.

Tlove
Tlove in reply to Hughes-Comrade

Thanks Hughes-comrade! That reassures me. I try to inject slowly and count to 10 before pulling out the needle. Also found that sitting down is better than lying to inject. Funny that one side feels better than the other for injecting!

Tlove
Tlove in reply to Tlove

One other thing - I always wonder where the air bubble should be when injecting? I try to tap the needle so it comes out last. I don't think it has any impact on bruising, etc but did kind of wonder.

Hughes-Comrade
Hughes-Comrade in reply to Tlove

I believe I recall not to worry about the bubble as far as injecting it.

Hughes-Comrade
Hughes-Comrade in reply to Tlove

Sounds like your doing all the right things. I should probably slow down injecting allowing more time.

MaryF
MaryFAdministrator

I used to get those, when injecting when pregnant, they do go away, just keep away from that area for a bit. MaryF

Tlove
Tlove in reply to MaryF

Thanks Mary!

I inject twice daily and stopped using my tummy a long time ago as hard painful lumps became too uncomfortable, i use my hip areas and alternate there as there's more room and it hurts less..sometimes bruises come and sometimes they don't, no point worrying about it I say. X

Thanks for all the advice! Sounds like I've been lucky up to now to avoid these lumps. I think I did make it worse by prodding it though, must stay away from any future ones!!

When I was pregnant I had to do 4 injections a day. I got those little bumps all over. They go away after a while. I always switched up between my stomach and the back if my thighs. Also, the smaller the needle you use it seemed like I had less issues, so if you can get smaller guages I would try that.

Tlove
Tlove in reply to Bethanye

Wow, 4 injections! You must have been pretty purple by the end with bruising. Thanks for the tip - the syringes I use are pre-filled so unfortunately the needle can't be changed. It seems to only happen in my left side though, I'm going to use my right until it calms down.

Bethanye
Bethanye in reply to Tlove

Yes I was very black and blue. At one point I hit a blood vessel and had a bruise that took up half my stomach. That limited places I could inject. Bruising was also not as bad if I out an ice pack on the area before I did the injection.

I have a pea sized lump beneath skin from clexane also. What happens to them, do they disappear on their own?

Wittycjt
Wittycjt in reply to AVIVA12

Mine do. But I can tell you if you inject slowly, then removed needle and apply direct pressure for good 20-30 seconds it won’t happen as often. Don’t rub, just pressure. Make sure to rotate sites too

AVIVA12
AVIVA12 in reply to Wittycjt

Hi , thank you for your advice. Wondering if the one small one I have in middle of bruise will go away on its own?

Wittycjt
Wittycjt in reply to AVIVA12

Probably will but it will take a little longer

AVIVA12
AVIVA12 in reply to Wittycjt

Thanks for that, worrying is half the problem!

Wait til ur tummy stretches and u can hardly find anywhere left to go! My baby used to kick really hard late in the pregnancy when I injected! She obviously didn’t like it!

Yeah try to vary sites as much as possible but u will get bumps and bruises.

Keep going ur doing well! I found if I pinched a lump of my skin quite hard it took away from the pain of injecting a bit!

AVIVA12
AVIVA12 in reply to Sara_A

Thanks Sara, I have finished with it now as was post op- but bruise and small lump still there. Wondering if it will just go on its own?

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