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Testosterone Injections (Definition)

Testosterone (t) injections are one of least expensive means of boosting one's testosterone level. Oil-based t cypionate & t enanthate are best given in muscle (buttocks or thighs) at least weekly to minimize ups & downs since half-life of this version is 7-10 days. If you get a shot every 2-4 weeks, your peak levels will be much higher than necessary & your trough (lowest) level ...Read more


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How soon after anterior hip replacement can I begin my testosterone injections into my thigh? Is there any risk, if so, what?

How soon after anterior hip replacement can I begin my testosterone injections into my thigh? Is there any risk, if so, what?

Blood clots: Whenever i see a young man on testosterone, my first question is why? Hopefully you have been diagnosed by an endocrinologist as truly needing to be on the medication. Testosterone injections are not the preferred way to do replacement since hormone levels will be very high initially. This can cause more side effects like increased blood counts, potential for blood clots. Topical gels are preferred. ...Read more

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Pain shooting down my leg after an IM injection of testosterone. No redness or swelling at injection site. What do I do?

Pain shooting down my leg after an IM injection of testosterone. No redness or swelling at injection site. What do I do?

Leg pain: You list yourself as female. Why are you taking testosterone? I am sorry you have breast cancer and hope it is well taken care of. I cannot think of an indication for testosterone in your case. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: leg swelling?

What is the definition or description of: leg swelling?

?infection: Leg swelling could be due to infection, allergy, poor circulation/congestive heart failure or lymphadema. If you have leg swelling you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What commonly causes leg swelling and what to do about it?

What commonly causes leg swelling and what to do about it?

Leg swelling: One sided: could be a blood clot, an infection. Both legs: could be a weak heart (unable to pump blood well), liver disease (low albumin), kidney disease (so many of them), venous (vein) insufficiency. Is better to see your doctor ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my right foot and leg swelling?

What could be the cause of my right foot and leg swelling?

Could be: deep venous thrombophlebitis which can cause pulmonary emboli. You need to see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the best treatment for lower leg swelling?

I want to know what's the best treatment for lower leg swelling?

Depends on cause of: The swelling: 1: blood clot, once diagnosed can be treated with clot busters, 2: rupture of a cyst behind the knee, is treated with pain meds, etc. 3: if swelling is due to a bony lesion, its removal can be done; 4: soft tissue swelling, from a tumor, infection, fluid collection(incl. Blood) will need to be removed or drained. Ask your pcp for the specific symptoms that you have, and he'll help. ...Read more

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How do I reduce foot/leg swelling? Can someone squeeze the water back up the leg?

See a physician: It is important to know why you are having swelling; whether it the result of a local problem, such as an injury or a systemic cause. Also, symptoms and other local signs are also important. In the case of venous insufficiency compression stockings are a first line treatment. Conditions such as lymphedema require other approaches. See your physician for evaluation and appropriate referral. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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Leg Swelling (Definition)

Leg swelling could be due to infection, allergy, poor circulation/congestive heart failure or lymphadema. If you have leg swelling you ...Read more