Another problem you may have happen will most commonly occur if you do not follow proper procedures laid out here or if you supplement with dirty or contaminated anabolic steroids; we're referring to an abscess. An abscess is an infection that will develop under the skin. Commonly the area will swell, turn red and be warm or even hot to the touch. If it is a full blown abscess, you will more than likely run a fever and the area will be unusually hot. If this occurs, you will need to go directly to the emergency room. If you do not start a fever, and it is not particularly hot, it is more than likely a sterile abscess, and you will simply need to wait out the dilemma. If it is unbearable you may still find a need to see a doctor, but a sterile abscess is not directly threatening to your safety.
Many abusers who inject anabolic steroids may use nonsterile injection techniques or share contaminated needles with other abusers. In addition, some steroid preparations are manufactured illegally under nonsterile conditions. These factors put abusers at risk for acquiring lifethreatening viral infections, such as HIV and hepatitis B and C. Abusers also can develop endocarditis, a bacterial infection that causes a potentially fatal inflammation of the inner lining of the heart. Bacterial infections also can cause pain and abscess formation at injection sites.
Next, carefully load a brand-new syringe by pulling back on the plunger as much as you can, inserting the syringe into the vial, and injecting the vial with air from the syringe. This creates negative pressure which will make it easier for you to fill your syringe. Next, place the tip of the needle in the solution and slowly pull back on the plunger, filling the syringe with about to more than you will need for your dose. Finally, hold the syringe upright with the needle facing the sky, and push up on the plunger gently to remove all the air. Stop when one or two drops of your solution escapes the needle.