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i am thinking about going bacok on the depo provera shot. but this time i want to self inject what do i need to know and do?
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replied April 26th, 2009
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You need to call your doctor and find out. You will probably have to take a class and become certified to be able to administer the shot.
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replied April 27th, 2009
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what size needle do i have to use, does it hurt less to use two different needles, one for taking the medicine out of the vial and the other for giving the sht whats better
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replied April 27th, 2009
does it hurt to tighten your mucles. where is the best place in your arm or your butt
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replied April 27th, 2009
is it better to lay down or stand up to give myself the shot
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replied April 27th, 2009
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I'm sure the instructions with the shot tell you what size needle to use.
It has been my experience that it does hurt worse if you tighten the muscle for ANY shot; you should be as relaxed as possible.
I prefer shots in my arm. The soreness seems to go away quicker and I don't have to worry about putting pressure on the area when I sit, like I would if it was in the buttocks.
Sitting or standing is fine for shots. I can't see why you would lie down to administer one.
A little secret about this site: if yours is the last post shown, you can edit it to add more information instead of posting several times.
Good luck with the shot. I thought about learning so I could administer my own allergy shots but couldn't fit the class into my schedule.
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replied April 28th, 2009
can you tell me how to give myself a depo shot in the arm
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replied April 28th, 2009
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what to expect for my first pap smear, what all will the doctor do, is it better to have a female do the exam
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replied April 29th, 2009
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Generally, I'm most comfortable with female gynos but I've been seeing a male doctor for the last four or five years. He has a really good bedside manner and takes the time to explain everything before he does it: this will be a little cold, you will feel a little pinch, you might feel a little pressure when I...
For an exam the doctor will come in and discuss why you came to see them. Then they will leave the room so you can disrobe. You will take off everything, including the bra and put on a hospital gown so that it opens at the front. The doctor will return and tell you how far up or down to lie on the table. If you have a male doctor, there will be a female nurse or assistant in the room as well. The doc will place a little lubricant inside you, then insert the speculum which wil probably be ICE COLD. (One female gyno warmed mine up for me- hated to see her go but she changed practices.) Then he will take a swab of your cervix, the back of your vagina, with a long Q-tip. This is your pap smear. The sample from the swab will be tested for abnormal, precancerous or cancerous cervical cells. Then the doctor will insert two or three fingers into your vagina and press on your tummy. Next, the doctor will give you a breast exam. Then the doc will leave so you can undress. They will return and discuss any prescriptions or follow up appointments. You should get a call within a week to let you know if the pap smear was normal or if it was abnormal. If it is abnormal, you will need to come back in for an additional procedure similar to a pap smear called a colposcopy.
I can't tell you how to give yourself a shot. When I was on the depo shot I would have mine done at the doctor's office.
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replied April 29th, 2009
what size needle did they use and did they use on or two needles
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replied April 29th, 2009
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They used one needle. I don't know what size it was.
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replied May 2nd, 2009
can a self pap exam make you lose your virginty
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replied May 2nd, 2009
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No, a pap smear will not cause you to lose your virginity. Your doctor needs to know that you are a virgin, but that should be in the medical history and various forms that you have to fill out. I was still a virgin when I had my first pap smear and the doctor did not use a speculum- the metal device that opens a woman's vagina for a pap smear.
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replied September 20th, 2009
i get the shot in my hip i find it hurts less there
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replied March 5th, 2011
Giving yourself a Depo Shot
I always give myself the Depo shot. In the arm. Do not tighten your muscles. Use a 23 or 25 gauge needle..inch or inch and a half. Put it in the vial...tilt vial..draw the med up to the 1 mark on the syringe...hold it straight up and down...needle up and push the bottom until a drop of the med comes out of the needle...give it a couple flicks with your finger to get any bubbles out and your ready to go...my advice would be...when you stick it in your arm do it like the nurses do...FAST...get a lil JAB at it...if ya dont you will be sittin there for no tellin how long...tryin to push the needle in your arm and it wont go and then when it does it hurts worse...your muscles in your arm will be sore for a few days prolly...maybe even up to your neck but it goes away. I have never had any side effects from the depo shot other than...i have no periods at all while im on it. If I do not get it ON TIME...my period will start almost immediatly. I forgot one time about gettin it and that was wat remminded me. Well good luck.
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replied January 29th, 2014
I am on my 3rd injection of the Depo and I have never bleed till now.. I have had brown slimy stuff for 3-4days and now I have my full on heavy period.. no splotching... Its my period.. What should I do? How long will it go on for? Has anyone experienced this?
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replied January 29th, 2014
I am on my 3rd injection of the Depo and I have never bleed till now.. I have had brown slimy stuff for 3-4days and now I have my full on heavy period.. no splotching... Its my period.. What should I do? How long will it go on for? Has anyone experienced this?
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