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Jessiep
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They've barely hurt the 8 other times of done it. What happened? Does this occur something?
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Judie
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Yes, it can happen. It may have been a big air bubble. Those hurt like hell.

We would warm up the syringe in our hands, then tap it to get the air bubble towards the end. Release the air while prepping the syringe for injection.

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steve1906
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The, Phlebotomist – nurse or doc was lazy. And yes, as Judie said, it does happen.

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Judie
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A friend who had been doing bicillin shots had to get an ultrasound of her stomach for stomach pains.

Nothing was unusual in her stomach, however, there were these strange blobs in her buttocks that puzzled the people reading the ultrasound.

It turns out they were air pockets from all the bicillin shots.

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steve1906
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Judie, That's somewhat common when it comes to (ultrasounds). It's happened to me once or twice. They also call this (gas) sometimes.

Read this>

What is the impact of air bubbles in ultrasound gel?

During a diagnostic ultrasound procedure, the presence of air in the path of sound waves is undesirable. Air acts as a sound barrier resulting in poorer resolution of the image.1 When air pockets are present during an ultrasound procedure, sound waves can be blocked from passing into the body.2 Eliminating air between the transducer and the patient’s skin allows for better imaging.3

Ultrasound transmission gel is the medium through which the transducer sends sound waves and receives back the echoing waves. The gel helps make secure contact between the transducer and the patient’s body, preventing pockets of air and increasing acoustic transmission. It is advantageous for a clinician to choose an ultrasound gel with as few air bubbles as possible to allow for the best possible imaging results.

If sound waves are not able to pass properly from, or back to, the transducer, then clouding, degradation or distortion may occur, affecting the quality of the image and potentially affecting the patient’s diagnosis.

During extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) procedures, the impact of air bubbles is also significant. In one study, the effectiveness of a lithotripsy treatment was greatly improved by eliminating bubbles from the coupling media.4 In another study, the technique used to apply the gel was investigated. This study concluded that lithotripsy results could be improved by applying gel in such a manner as to avoid introducing bubbles during the application of the gel.5

For diagnostic ultrasound and lithotripsy procedures, the selection of a quality gel, with minimal air bubbles, is an important part of the imaging process. NEXT Medical utilizes a proprietary manufacturing method to minimize the presence of air bubbles in our gel products. Furthermore, sonographers who utilize single patient packets, such as Clear Image Singles® Gel, can help reduce the introduction of air bubbles caused by repetitive squeezing and shaking down of gel bottles.

http://www.nextmedicalproducts.com/content/what-impact-air-bubbles-ultrasound-gel

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Judie
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The air bubbles were in her butt, not gel. It got injected in there with the bicillin.

It was actually a CT scan, not an ultrasound. Sorry for the confusion.

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Tensing the muscle during the injection (or just prior to) will cause muscle pain that lingers after the injection.

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Was the pain during the shot are after?

I iced the area before the shot and used a heating pad after. That helped with pain.

The shots ALWAYS hurt a lot until we took the air out and still sometimes they would hurt.

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It hurt going in and then super sore after. Usually it's only minor pain and occasionally no pain. This time the whole damn think hurt and I have a lump -- first time.
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"This time the whole damn think hurt and I have a lump -- first time."

Gosh, that was my every time at the beginning. Total lumpy butt for a couple months.

Some spots are more tender than others. The tenderness changes each time (for better and worse). Getting rid of the air bubble helps, though not perfect.

Good luck. I remember the pain lasting for several days sometimes at the beginning. The heating pad helped and soaking in a hot bath.

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When that happened to me with a shot in a vein in my inner elbow, I was told by another phlebotomist that the guy put the needle through my vein. Big black bruise after and it hurt.
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I may be able to help here. I use to take massive bicillin shots, something like 3.2 million units, really huge shots, anyway sometimes the pain was tremendous, most other times, not so bad. We found that the times it hurt was when we'd hit a nerve and then try to push the bicillin in on top of the nerve. Usually you just pull the needle back just a little and then push the bicillin in. For what it's worth, I've still got a tender spot where most of my shots went. Nothing serious but 10 years later, yea haw!
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Thx! Did bicillin work for you? I'm giving this 4 mo and quitting all abx if it doesn't work. It's been almost 3 years and I'm done with all the pharma drugs.
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Bicillin worked for me. It stopped Lyme from progressing (orals weren't doing it).

No lumps at all now too, stopped it a couple months ago.

I'm just doing 1 maintenance antibiotic now (low-dose), while tackling babesia.

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I think it did work for LabRat.

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Jessiep
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Bicillin shot was almost pain free yesterday. Go figure. But today feel all herxy after 2 semi- decent days. I'm entering week 7. When will I be better!?!! I'm so tired of this ...,
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I get bicillin shots twice a week and they only hurt a little going in but they hurt a lot after.

I get eggs where the shot was every week that last a long time and are really painful.

I have not seen any improvement so far after 2 months.

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I only get lumps sometimes. Can't tell what causes it. I don't feel better yet either. [Frown] If this doesn't work I'm giving up on abx and going natural.
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