Testosterone pellets are a form of hormone replacement therapy. These pellets contain crystallized testosterone and deliver a steady, low dose of this hormone to the individual for up to 6 months at a time. Benefits include increased mental and physical energy, improved libido and sexual satisfaction, a healthier physique and a better sense of well being.
What are the possible risks or side effects of testosterone pellets?
Although testosterone replacement therapy can be beneficial, it can cause side effects and increase the risk of certain health conditions.
The possible risks or side effects of testosterone replacement therapy may include the following:
- Increased red blood cell production
- Fluid retention
- Infection of the insertion site
- Oily skin
- Decreased urine stream
- Increased frequency of urination
- Smaller testicle size
- Reduced sperm count
- New or worsening sleep apnea
- Swelling of breast tissue and prostate
The side effects of testosterone pellets are more related to an incorrect dosage. A board-certified specialist and proper lab test decreases the potential side effects of the treatment.
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