Needle Sizing

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Needle Sizing

Post by ricktheengineer55555 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:01 am

What size needles do you use for your different infusions? I used a 22ga needle for the scrotal infusion and got good results. Takes about 1.2 hours to infuse 1L when the bag is hung up as high as I can get it. But when I tried belly, I couldnt get it to infuse any more than 1 drip per 2 seconds. Much too slow. I am thinking about using an 18ga needle for that. Would that be best? Thanks!

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Re: Needle Sizing

Post by leggera16 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:44 pm

I use 18 for boobs. Gets about a litre an hour on average. Probably be faster than that in a sack maybe but I havnt tried anything down there.

I sometimes try to insert as far as possible so when the needle bounces back a touch it leaves a small channel inside. Sometimes i manually pull it out by 1mm to speed it up when it stalls or apply a little pressure where I imagine the end is.

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Re: Needle Sizing

Post by Marcus20 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:22 pm

I use 21 for sack, and would recommend 19 for breast as well as belly. The lower the number, the bigger the needle and that can mean reduced infusion time. With larger needles it can also leave greater risk at nicking a vein, and it is a bit harder to seal I'd imagine.

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