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Question for you ladies…

Do any of your clinics recommend a 1 inch needle for progesterone injections, or is 1.5 inch the standard? I have quite a bit of numbness and tingling around my injection sites on both hips. I was curious if a slightly shorter needle would help me avoid nerves… Thoughts?

8 thoughts on “Question for you ladies…

  1. Mine gave me the 1.5″, but I hear you. I haven’t done a PIO shot in over 2 weeks and I still have a spot that bothers me.

    1. I’ve heard it can take months to get the feeling back 🙁

  2. I uses 1″ because I’m a bit smaller. Didn’t have any numbness/tingling.

  3. I use 1in and I’m smack dab in the middle of normal for BMI. I’m not a skinny mini by any means.
    http://www.sw.org/HealthLibrary?page=Intramuscular%20Injections,%20How%20and%20Where%20to%20Give
    Check this chart out. I was really worried 1 inch wasn’t enough and then I got my P4 tested last month and it was 40 so I know the 1 in goes where it needs to.

    1. Thank you, you’re awesome!!

      1. Glad I could help 🙂

  4. I had to do 1 1/2 inch and thought that was the norm. PIO shots were definitely my least favorite but the result is worth it!

  5. i have 1.5″ and am petite. there’ve been a few times where i was sore and tingly afterwards, but we just adjusted the location and that helped.

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