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Accidentally injected air

Patient: I just accidentally injected 35 units of air instead of insulin into my stomach. Will I be ok?


Symptoms: None

Doctor: Hi, Welcome to ATD. Thanks for the query.No need to be alarmed. It would form a small elevation, and slowly dissipat e in sometime. Injecting air subcutaneously in the stomach region wont cause you any harm.You don’t need to do anything for it, it will usually subside by itself in an hour or so. You can try to press it, and if the hole made by the syringe is big enough the air might as well come out very slowly.You will be ok. Don’t worry. All the best.


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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