My sister was only injecting herself in her abdomen and now has severe lipohypertrothy. It didn’t help that she also gained weight and bought loser clothes to hide her changing body. As a right-hander, her right abdomen is all hills and valleys while the other side is lumpy too but generally looks more typical.
Background: We thought she must have a hernia, but she didn’t have any pain. Finally, after two years and the problem getting much worse, she finally mentioned this to her doctor. Doctor could feel scar tissue, but sent her to a specialist. The second doctor advised a radiologist who gave her barium and he finally discovered the problem.
Now my sister is giving herself shots in her legs and butt area, etc but she still creates lumps wherever she injects. The mounds of scar tissue on her abdomen haven’t decreased either. Suggestions / advice?
Is she injecting large dose of long-acting once a day, and short for meals?
The larger dose injections are more likely contributing to problem. Splitting single large dose to multiple locations may help.
When I started injections (1965), I did single daily Lente for almost 20 years, in my legs. This resulted in lipohypertrophy. But then switched to MDI NPH + Reg, and injected in abdomen, each being much smaller doses. Took a few years, but my legs finally recovered.
There are treatments that can surgically remove/reduce it.