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Testosterone Injections And Leg Swelling
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
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
Pain shooting down my leg after an IM injection of testosterone. No redness or swelling at injection site. What do I do?
Yes: Blood clots need ruled out.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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