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Vein resistance when injecting treatment product

When the needle starts to enter the skin it gets more resistant almost half-way through. Could that be angle or?

This is not an easy question to answer without seeing the injection site or technique that you are using to infuse your treatment product. 

When the needle goes through the skin, resistance will be felt as the needle hits the vein wall. If the same injection site is used repeatedly, scarring will have occurred and the resistance will be firmer. The angle of the needle is not likely to be very relevant. 

If you have any questions or concerns about injecting your treatment product, make sure you discuss them with your haemophilia nurse.

Answered by: Nurse

Date last reviewed: 13 May 2021

Important Note: This information was developed by Haemophilia Foundation Australia for education and information purposes only and does not replace advice from a treating health professional. Always see your health care provider for assessment and advice about your individual health before taking action or relying on published information. This information may be printed or photocopied for educational purposes.

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