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Is it possible that taking HCG can increase leydig cell COUNT? Why or why not? It can be used in boys with undescended testi's correct?
See my remarks: I have used HCG to facilitate the dscent of unplpable testes..In scientific terms ,one can say these testicles were "retractile" ones. This means they go up & down. Yes,HCG influences the Leydig cells.WHY ? The testis & other glands like the ovary,thyroid,adrenal are under the inluence of the pituitary gland (mother gland) and it in turn is influenced by an area at the base of the brain -hypoth. ...Read more
Hormone: Hcg is human Chorionic Gonadotropin and is made by the human placenta. It's production during pregnancy has resulted in the development of the pregnancy test: both blood and urine tests (including the over the counter tests). It can be used in fertility treatments for both females and males. ...Read more
Its probably safe: It will raise testosterone levels in men. The HCG diet has had side effects, but those are due to rapid weight loss (gall stones) and eating only 500 calories per day, starvation is not a great plan. I doubt the HCG itself causes many or any problems if used in low doses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
U mean HCG diet??: In my opmion that is usually garbage, I do HCG and 500 cal diet for my pts and I use subq HCG from a reputable pharmacy and we test the HCG on a preg test, a lot of HCG u get thru the internet is garbage and u need the proper conseling and monitoring during the diet , i did the diet my self 18 months ago and lost 24 lbs in 28 days and actually weigh a little less now, u need to do it right. ...Read more