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Are there any bad side effects for a woman from injecting human growth hormone?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: It's a serious drug and needs to be appropriately taken under supervision of a physician. Some side effects of growth hormone are: brain bleed, pancreatitis, diabetes, hypothyroidism. Swelling, joint pain, muscle pain, headache, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, liver enzymes elevations, breast swelling, weakness...
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 years experience
Clinical indication: If your clinical indication for gh replacemt is no longer valid or is valid but on supra physiological dosing, you may the potential develop side effects (such ad headaches, fluid retension, elevated glucose level). I urge you talk with the physician who prescribed it for you. Good luck.

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