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

Postby princess purr » Mon Jun 17, 2013 05:07 pm

by princess purr (1092 Posts), Mon Jun 17, 2013 05:07 pm

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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Married: April 29th 2011
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks (1 lb 4oz, 14 inches) because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
Nicholas Robert, 11/22/2013 7 lb 7oz 19.5 inches, born at 36 weeks (due to previous classical c-section) PE FREE!!!!!!
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Re: Lovenox injections... how did you prevent bruising??

Postby Shannonlynn » Tue Jun 18, 2013 09:26 am

by Shannonlynn (102 Posts), 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.
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Severe PE at 24 weeks to the day
Gavin Walden born 8-4-12,lovenox, folgard, lda, prenatals. PE and HELLP free.
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Re: Lovenox injections... how did you prevent bruising??

Postby princess purr » Tue Jun 18, 2013 02:12 pm

by princess purr (1092 Posts), Tue Jun 18, 2013 02:12 pm

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.
Val (34) & Carlos (32)
Married: April 29th 2011
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks (1 lb 4oz, 14 inches) because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
Nicholas Robert, 11/22/2013 7 lb 7oz 19.5 inches, born at 36 weeks (due to previous classical c-section) PE FREE!!!!!!
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Re: Lovenox injections... how did you prevent bruising??

Postby Shannonlynn » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:34 am

by Shannonlynn (102 Posts), Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:34 am

Ice was suggested but I never used it. After a bit, it gets to be second nature.
Shannonlynn-mommy to Frederick Otto "Fritzy"
born May 6, 2011, became an angel one hour later
Severe PE at 24 weeks to the day
Gavin Walden born 8-4-12,lovenox, folgard, lda, prenatals. PE and HELLP free.
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Re: Lovenox injections... how did you prevent bruising??

Postby princess purr » Sun Jun 23, 2013 04:46 pm

by princess purr (1092 Posts), Sun Jun 23, 2013 04:46 pm

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!
Val (34) & Carlos (32)
Married: April 29th 2011
Veronica Rosina, 11/25/2004-11/27/2004
Born at 26.5 weeks (1 lb 4oz, 14 inches) because of severe preeclampsia (doc says I was on my way to HELLP but not there yet)
Nicholas Robert, 11/22/2013 7 lb 7oz 19.5 inches, born at 36 weeks (due to previous classical c-section) PE FREE!!!!!!
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