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In regard to injection, if u pull back and see blood does it mean you hit a.capillary,or vein or  what? Last week the nurse who gave me the shot did.not pull back and check for blood. If there is blood can u withdraw needle and inject in different spot in same area?
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1491755 tn?1333201362
You can call genetech 24/7 probably a good # to have for injection ?'s

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Thamk you so much. I will call them..
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I don't think you'll find too many people who actually draw the syringe to see if blood comes into the syringe.  Most people just fire away and do not want to waste a shot.  Seems to work for most.

Here is the information genetech provides about Pegasys.


If blood comes into the syringe, the needle has entered a blood vessel.
Do not inject PEGASYS. Withdraw the needle and throw away the syringe and needle in the punctureproof container. Then use with a new prefilled syringe and prepare a new injection site.
If no blood is present in the syringe, inject the medicine by gently pressing the plunger all the way down the syringe barrel, until the syringe is empty.

789911 tn?1368636783
if you got a little blood, why couldnt you just pull the needle out and inject  somewhere else?  That seems kind of drastic.  wouldnt the blood in the syringe just get absorbed into the fat
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