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Re: Lovenox injections... how did you prevent bruising??

Post by princess purr » Sun Jun 23, 2013 04:46 am

I'm finding there are some good spots that do not seem to bruise at all. If I start to stick myself and it hurts I move over. Knock on wood, the last few have left no bruise, I can't even see where I did them!

Re: Lovenox injections... how did you prevent bruising??

Post by Shannonlynn » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:34 am

Ice was suggested but I never used it. After a bit, it gets to be second nature.

Re: Lovenox injections... how did you prevent bruising??

Post by princess purr » Tue Jun 18, 2013 02:12 am

I'm just once a day, yesterday I did it more out to the side and injected slower and that bruise is MUCH MUCH smaller then the other two. The first two bruises are huge, looks like someone punched my stomach. I have been lucky pain wise, it was just a little burning. Did you try using ice? A few people recommended I try that. If it gets me PE free it will be totally worth it.

Re: Lovenox injections... how did you prevent bruising??

Post by Shannonlynn » Tue Jun 18, 2013 09:26 am

Val, get a nice, healthy pinch of skin, first and foremost. Second, I always poked the skin lightly with the needle and if it hurt I moved until I found a spot with no pain. Once I found that spot, I injected slowly. I think at first it is difficult because you've never done it before, but you become a pro. Do you do it once or twice a day? I did it twice, so right was night and left was day. I am sure they told you to switch sides if just once a day. The burn can be excruciating. It will get easier towards the middle and then when your skin is stretched to the max it becomes almost impossible not to bruise. Hope this helps.

Lovenox injections... how did you prevent bruising??

Post by princess purr » Mon Jun 17, 2013 05:07 am

The one the nurse did Friday she had my put pressure on and there is a HUGE dark purple bruise, the one I did last night I put no pressure on and it is a lighter bruise but still purple and pretty dark... I know you are not supposed to inject close to a bruise so I'm worried I'm going to run on out of places to inject before long. Any tips from those that have been there done that would be great!!

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