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09-15-2014, 07:46 AM   #1
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Humira injection bruise?

Last Monday was my first dosage of Humira. The nurse did my first shot and I had no problems giving myself the second one. I decide to do my 3rd and 4th shots that evening since I was on my way to work and didn't know how the medicine was going to affect me.

I started the 3rd shot and pulled it out almost immediately. My husband ended up having to give me the last 2 shots that night.

Now it's been a week since that's happened and I have a horrible horrible dark purple bruise from the botched injection. (it progressively got darker over the week and I think it's about as dark as it's going to go).

Did I just pick a bad spot that won't tolerate an injection or did I cause the bruising since I pulled it out?
09-15-2014, 08:23 AM   #2
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Where did you give yourself the shot? Bruising does happen but the fact that it's getting worse is concerning. You might want to ask the dr.
09-15-2014, 09:18 AM   #3
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You probably hit a blood vessel by accident. This rarely happens, but when it does it leaves a huge dark bruise that can last for weeks. I had this happen once. Check with your DR
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2007, symptoms since 2000.
Hospitalized with bowel obstruction 8/2012
Ileocecectomy with 9" small bowel removed 10/2014

Current meds: Stelara, Entocort, Questran
Past meds: Prednisone, Humira


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