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Dr. Philip Chenette
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Gonadotropins (Definition)

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If I am now 21 years old, male, what would happen if i get gonadotropin injected?

If I am now 21 years old, male, what would happen if i get gonadotropin injected?

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

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What occurs if i get gonadotropin injected?

What occurs if i get gonadotropin injected?

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

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What are the risks of taking injectable gonadotropins?

What are the risks of taking injectable gonadotropins?

Multiple Pregnancy: Injectable gonadotropins - fertility shots - brand names gonal f, (follitropin alfa) 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 more

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I want to inject myself human chorionic gonadotropin for fertility treatments. Can i?

I want to inject myself human chorionic gonadotropin for fertility treatments. Can i?

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 (clomiphene). 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 more

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How are gonadotropins usually taken?

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 more

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What releases anterior pituitary gonadotropins?

What releases anterior pituitary gonadotropins?

Gonadotropes: Fsh and lh are pituitary gonadotropins, they are released in response to pulsatile signals of gnrh from the hypothalamus. The cells that store and release them are sometimes called gonadotropes. ...Read more

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What are gonadotropin secreting pituitary tumors?

What are gonadotropin secreting pituitary tumors?

Pituitary tumors: These are very rare, and secrete high levels of fsh or lh. These hormones stimulate the gonad, so will cause elevated estrogen in a woman, and elevated testosterone in a man. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pergonal (Definition)

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