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What Are Injectable Gonadotropins Used For
You'd have: To break the law if it wasn't medically indicated or obtained legally. Also, who knows what you'd get on the black market and what kind of harm it would do to you. Finally, it wouldn't help you in any way, particularly with only one or a limited number of injections. Forget the idea, it's a bad one. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
You'd have: To break the low as it wouldn't be medically indicated or obtained legally. Also, who knows what you'd get on the black market and what kind of harm it would do to you. Finally, it wouldn't help you in any way, particularly with only one or a limited number of injections. Forget the idea, it's a bad one. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Multiple Pregnancy: Injectable gonadotropins - fertility shots - brand names gonal f, follistim, menopur, repronex, puregon, bravelle, etc are FSH and sometimes lh. Your brain makes these hormones already. Giving more hormone will encourage your body to make more than one egg at a time. The biggest risk from these drugs is multiple pregnancy. Multiple pregnancy is risky for mom and for babies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If prescribed by MD: In women, human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hcg, pregnancy hormone) is used as a 'triggering shot' so that you release eggs or ovulate, with or without drugs like clomid. For in vitro fertilization it can be used to stimulate follicle growth and to 'trigger' egg maturity. Men with low hormone levels (hypogonadism) may take HCG shots to increase sperm production. Ok to self-inject if prescribed for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to inject myself human chorionic gonadotropin to increase production of testosterone in my testicles. Good idea?
No: Doesn't work like that. Apples and oranges. ...Read more
Immunoassay: A technique known as the immunoassay, first developed by Berson and Yalow in the late '50's and early '60's, and for which they won the Nobel prize in 1977, uses hCG-specific antibodies to quantifiably identify the hCG, then a secondary antibody with a quantifiable marker (color, radioactivity, etc) to identify the hCG/hCG antibody complexes. It remains a very important means of testing in endocri ...Read more
Daily injection: All are given as injections, once daily is common. Some stimulation protocols call for multiple daily shots. Somewhere between 5-to-11 total days is also typical, but this can also vary depending on the clinical specifics of the patient and the preferences of the doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It has a : Half life of33 hours. That means that every 33 hours half of what is in your system would be gone. If you get pregnant then of course then if course you would begin to produce your own! ...Read more
Fertility treatment: Gonadotropin hormones affect the ovaries or testes - fsh or follicle stimulating hormone and lh or luteinizing hormone. These are used for fertility treatment: for women undergoing in vitro fertilization (ivf) to cause production of multiple eggs, for ovulation induction or superovulation (releasing more than one egg), or for low hormone levels (hypogonadism) in women or men trying to conceive. ...Read more
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