blood after Humira injection

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ivy6
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   Posted 5/28/2008 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I've just (two minutes ago) done my Humira injection, and there is bleeding at the injection site.

I checked the needle before injecting, as you're supposed to, and there was no blood in the syringe. The bleeding started after I withdrew the syringe. Is that ok, or have I botched the injection?

Thanks so much,

Ivy.
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Post Edited (ivy6) : 5/28/2008 6:29:33 PM (GMT-6)


Pibbin
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   Posted 5/28/2008 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Not sure how much blood you are talking, but I always get a little pinprick of blood at the injection site. I hold a cotton pad over it with pressure for a minute or two, and then it stops.

There is a MyHumira nurse hotline that you can call -- they would probably be able to give you some answers.
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Failed Asacol, Lialda, 6-MP, Canasa, Rowasa, Entocort, and Remicade
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Take Tylenol #3 as needed when not in close proximity to a bathroom.
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Ides
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   Posted 5/28/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
You most likely hit a capillary. A capillary is a small blood vessel not much wider than a red blood cell. The body is loaded with capillaries as they carry blood to the tissue. No harm, no damage, and you did not botch anything. Apply a little pressure until the bleeding stops.
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ivy6
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   Posted 5/28/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmm. I don't know if the number exists here in Australia...
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ivy6
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   Posted 5/28/2008 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Brilliant, Ides. Thanks so much. I can log off and get on with my day now.

Thanks again. You've made my day - it would have been an 8 - 9 hour train trip to get more meds!

Ivy.
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Pibbin
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   Posted 5/28/2008 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Ah, didn't realize you were not in the U.S.

Sounds like you have a plausible answer, but if you have other questions, there is a MyHumira website, and you may be able to get questions answered via email.
Dx Mild Proctitis 7/06 at age 33, Dx Severe Pan Colitis 5/07, Dx Crohn's Colitis 10/07
Failed Asacol, Lialda, 6-MP, Canasa, Rowasa, Entocort, and Remicade
On Humira since 1/08 with promising results, but can't get below 5mg Prednisone
Take Tylenol #3 as needed when not in close proximity to a bathroom.
Put back on 40mg Prednisone again during mid-March flare, ack
4/9/08 Humira dose increased to 40mg/week
Down to 15mg pred


Crohn'snme
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   Posted 5/28/2008 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I get a bit of blood, but just like a normal shot.

CrohnsDaddy
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   Posted 5/29/2008 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I use the pens, and it get a bit of bleeding for a couple mins afterward.
Just trying to be a "Regular Member".
 
Entocort 9 mg/day, Prednisone 20 mg/day, Pentasa 4 gm/day, started Humira 1/22/08, started 100 mg of Azasan (Imuran) 2/20/08. I'm convinced that Prednisone is the root of all evil, and primarily responsible for global warming.


ivy6
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   Posted 5/30/2008 2:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, all.

No need for any more replies. Problem has been solved.

Thanks again.

I.
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