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debbyleonard
Total Posts: 1
Registered on: ‎02-23-2012

Broken Needles

Has anyone ever had a needle break off in your abdomen while injecting using an insulin pen?  Will it act like a splinter & fester then you cab remove it? I am not sure it broke off inside the skin, but couldnt find it on my clothes or the floor.  Now I'm not sure exactly where the site was on my belly.  Feel absolutely stupid>

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Jedikeri
Total Posts: 71
Registered on: ‎09-17-2010

Re: Broken Needles

Check with your doctor.  He/She may be able to determine if it really is still in your body and can remove it safely.  If anything, I'm sure it would show up on an X-Ray. 

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BeraJack
Total Posts: 14
Registered on: ‎02-18-2012

Re: Broken Needles

It's like  a fish hook...Body will disolve it

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Jedikeri
Total Posts: 71
Registered on: ‎09-17-2010

Re: Broken Needles



BeraJack wrote:

It's like  a fish hook...Body will disolve it


Riiiiiiiiiight.
Contact your doctor to be on te safe side.
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Glohar
Total Posts: 59
Registered on: ‎01-19-2012

Re: Broken Needles

Get a BIG MAGNET!!:smileylol:

 

 

 

Call your doctor.

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sunritef
Total Posts: 2,594
Registered on: ‎11-30-2009

Re: Broken Needles

luckily, never happened to me.  contacting a doctor is easier than dealing with an infection in the future.  an infection means higher blood sugar and dealing with the longer healing time. 



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billsreef
Total Posts: 4,102
Registered on: ‎11-02-2009

Re: Broken Needles


BeraJack wrote:

It's like  a fish hook...Body will disolve it


Keep in mind, even fish can get infections from that fish hook :smileywink: