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Injection site lipohypertrophy??

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by sofs888, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. sofs888

    sofs888 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello all! I just did my lantus injection and when I was wiping away the drop of blood afterwards I felt a small lump.

    Now it wasn't there before the injection and I always feel my thighs to check for lumps and bruises as I regularly use them for injections.

    I had just taken my new pen out of the fridge and it hadn't quite warmed up yet - could it be a reaction to the cold insulin? 29U of cold insulin injected at a fair rate - faster than I probably should...!

    Just wondering if this could possibly be lipohypertrophy or not? I try to rotate but inject into my thighs once a day sometimes twice. I've never felt a lump before. I've been injecting for about 19 months and thighs about 16.

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. kaylz91

    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It can happen with larger doses especially if done fast

    It should go down in a few days as I'd imagine its just a little pocket from that specific injection but if not just avoid it xx
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