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I injected myself with 1cc of testosterone in my left hip. I

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I injected myself with 1cc of testosterone in my left hip. I put the needle in and pulled back like always to aspirate. There was nothing. When I began to inject I felt a pop. Almost like the pop you feel when starting an IV. I immediately began coughing. Almost like a deep dry cough and a weird feeling. I am a Paramedic so I knew the possibilities so I call by wife to have her on the phone if something more happened. The coughing went away after about 20 minutes and no further problems today. Am I clear of any problems? Should I reinject since it didn't go IM?
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: The cough came immediately up completing the injection and lasted about 20 minutes and finally let up and went away. I am 7 hour post injection and I feel fine.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: NO
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

You don't seem to have any problem. You don't need to reinject it. Since you aspirated nothing, it didn't enter the vein.