BLOOD IN MY SYRINGE!! Is Aspirating Necessary for Testosterone Injections?
So admittedly this has been a week for posting Noah videos but he does such a fantastic job of covering really important topics. Noah mentions in the video he was never given instructions on how to aspirate prior to injecting Testosterone Cypionate intramuscularly. I think the same is true of most TRT users and that includes myself. The first few shots my wife gave me never involved aspirating. After a few Youtube videos and some painful injections I decided to give Mom a call (A nurse by trade) and ask for some advice. She graciously agreed to watch my wife stick a needle in my backside and provide a few tips. (Stretching the skin before hand does wonders to alleviate that initial prick to almost no feeling at all) The first thing she mentioned was “make sure to aspirate!” something neither one of us knew.
So what is asperating? Asperating is the simple step of ensuring you haven’t hit a blood vessel. After injecting the needle into your muscle you simply pull back on the plunger a little and ensure no blood enters the syringe. If all is clear, continue on giving the dose as normal. However if you find blood you should remove the needle and start again. Simple as that! This prevents and ensures you don’t accidently injection Testosterone directly into your bloodstream.