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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can h.g.h (human growth hormone) have any side effects?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
Many side effects: The reason hgh is regulated and only used for gh deficiency is because there is a temptation to give it for cosmetic reasons, and it can be dangerous. Google "acromegaly" to see effects of gh excess. Also, you don't always want "growth". Colon polyps, possibly other tumors, and the build up of coronary placque are among the growth effects you don't want. Whatever you're in to, you don't need it!
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Does saizen (human growth hormone) growth hormone cause side effects?

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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Endocrinology 34 years experience
Monitoring necessary: When properly dosed (following the igf-1 blood test at regular intervals), growth hormone replacement should not have unpleasant side effects. However, if the dose is too high, side effects of growth hormone excess, such as joint pains and edema (swelling) can occur.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of using norditropin (human growth hormone)?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Many and serious.: This has side effects like high blood sugar, muscle pain, joint stiffness, swollen hands and feet, sugar in urine, redness and itching in the area of injetion, and headaches. In addition, there is a high risk of death in obese patients with prader-willi syndrome and critical illness pts.. People might have an allergic reaction to the ingredients in this drug, so they cannot use it.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

What kind of side effects from serostim (human growth hormone)?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 33 years experience
Serostim (human growth hormone): Headache, swelling, muscle/joint pain, numbness, tingling, breast enlargement, nausea.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Could I be experiencing side effects from norditropin (human growth hormone)?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It depends on you.: This has side effects like high blood sugar, muscle pain, joint stiffness, swollen hands and feet, sugar in urine, redness and itching in the area of injetion, and headaches. In addition, there is a high risk of death in obese patients with prader-willi syndrome and critical illness pts.. People might have an allergic reaction to the ingredients in this drug, so they cannot use it.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what are the negative effects of human growth hormone?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
GH side effects: Human gh must be injected, and is intended for gh deficiency (eg pituitary tumor), children with short stature, and HIV muscle wasting. Gh levels naturally get low with middle age. Will gh make adults feel “younger”? Generally no. Gh may increase muscle but does not increase strength. Side effects include carpel tunnel syndrome, arthritis, gynecomastia, and can cause/worsen diabetes.
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