So today I put on my 3rd infusion set this morning. Started pumping Aug 8 and wore the first two for 3 days each. The first infusion set was easily the most uncomfortable. There was discomfort at the site for almost the rest of the day. It was very minor, but it certainly was hard to forget it was there. When I removed the set I had a bruise in an almost perfect circle where the set was around the cannula hole. (Picture attached below) It also bled a little, just a drop or two, not bad.
My second set was still uncomfortable going in (again nothing major, no worse than when you might happen to pick a bad spot for an injection). After about 20-30 minutes though any discomfort was gone. There was no bruise when removing this set, but still bled just a bit.
My question: Is having just a small amount of blood when removing an infusion set normal? I rarely had any injections bleed when I was doing MDI. I'm using a straight set with 6mm cannula. Would an angled set be better for comfort/not bleeding?
For those who are curious, the set I put on today I didn't even feel go in and has been great so far. All the infusion sets were put in different sites.2649-2012081109.07.131.jpg (19.6 KB)