Doctors say to inject it to the right of left of belly button....less nerve endings in stomach. Some others docs say thigh. Have never heard anyone on here say their docs told them muscle. Others please comment what they were told either by docs or online programs. Thanks.
this was on a website.....How to use HCG IM
This medication is given by injection into a muscle by a health care professional. Learn all preparation and usage instructions for this product. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. If you have any questions about the use of this medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
In response to where to inject yourself....I can't see a small gauge needle, such as, the diabetic needle being able to penetrate the skin into a muscle. The needle would have to much longer and larger in diameter for an intramusclar injection. That is why diabetics get their injections into the subqutaneous tissue. Which means...fat is pinched up for the injection and yes they do this into the belly area b/c less nerves there. Now, with that said, I, like others in this forum, are just trying to understand how to properly administer the hCG. I am not saying anyone's way of injecting is wrong and you should follow your MD orders.
The units may depend on the dilution of the powder, so can't tell you exactly the amt of cc's. My doc prescribes 5 times weekly injections of 125 units which is 1/2 cc in a diabetic syringe, so it is a subcutaneous injection in the fat pad of the belly. (No lack of spots there...)
The small needle my doc provides would never be able to penetrate the skin into a muscle. That includes my thigh area. He just said R or L of belly button for no pain due to small amt of nerve endings, but thigh is ok as well.
ive just started taking the hcg. you can take it in the muscle or fat but you change the dose for either 125 iu for the muscle and 200 iu for the fatty areas. the muscle is supposed to be more effective which is what ive decided to do. a 23 gauge needle 1 and 1/2 inches long and into the buttock, shoulder or the outter part of the thigh about half way between the knee and hip joint.
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