Deltoid IM testosterone injection pain

Patient : 4 days ago i injected half a ml of a 1 inch 3ml syringe of testosterone-400, an anabolic steroid, into my left deltoid, i admit I forgot to aspirate, pain and swelling has moved about 4 inches down my arm and hasnt shown signs of going away, pain comes and goes, swelling remains the same, warm to the touch, no fever of flu like symptoms and redness seems to be spreading, will it go away?
Symptoms:  Redness, muscle and skin is hard to the touch, swelling, no fever
Deltoid IM testosterone inj...-1
Doctor :   Hello Thank you posting your query on “Ask the Doctor” Self-injections are always discouraged due to an obvious reas reason of complications. Local reaction at the site of injection is the commonest complication. I have seen your picture. You have possibly developed cellulitis, in which there is an accumulation of extracellular fluid. The same has percolated down due to gravity to arm. Local application of ice cubes may help in reducing inflammation. Such cellulitis usually resolves itself within a week. You may require antibiotics and painkillers to avoid further complications like abscess formation. Please see your doctor.

Related Q&A

Q: Can weihht gain supplements have side effects or skin colour damages or heart diseases Can i take this supplement ...

Q: I am always hungry at night. Why? I am vegetarian. These days I am doing a gym workout and eating lot of things......

Q: I am a 25yr old male bodybuilder. I have been doing this since I was 19. I work out 6-7 days a week. My diet consists...

Q: Is it ok to take calcium 500 daily for muscle building(as i used to workout 4 times a week) even though my calcium in...

Q: Hi, I am Ketan Bhagat. I am 28 years old and 57 Kg of weight. I am no physical issue but I want to make my physics b...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon