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.
Even though anabolic steroids do not cause the same high as other drugs, they can lead to addiction. Studies have shown that animals will self-administer steroids when they have the chance, just as they do with other addictive drugs. People may continue to abuse steroids despite physical problems, high costs to buy the drugs, and negative effects on their relationships. These behaviors reflect steroids' addictive potential. Research has further found that some steroid users turn to other drugs, such as opioids, to reduce sleep problems and irritability caused by steroids.
The ‘Two-Pin’ technique increases sanitation for multiple dose vial users. They draw with the first pin, and then shoot/inject into the body with a new one. This procedure prevents any residual contaminants that may have remained on the drawing pin from being transferred into the body via the injection site. It also makes injection less painful since the drawing needle is necessarily dulled during passage through the rubber stopper atop the vial. A dulled needle increases injection pain because it doesn’t pierce the body as cleanly as an unused one. The protocol below is followed by AAS users who draw from multiple dose vials, but steps 4 - 8 are routinely disregarded by those users who draw from ampoules (also called ampules) and sachets.