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.

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What should I do if I miss a dose of human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)?

Talk to MD. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is used to initiate ovulation, which occurs in 36-44 hr after the injection. Timing may be off schedule if the dose is missed, so follow up with your doctor. Read more...
What treatment? Calling the doctor who prescribed it for you is always my #1 recommendation. The answer depends on why you take it - ovulation trigger in fertility treatments or ivf? Serial doses for luteal support? If you care to be more specific, i may be able to help more - but if this is an ongoing treatment contact your doctor before looking further here. Read more...

What are the side effects of human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg)?

Ovulation. Hcg is a benign medication for most women. Ovulation is triggered with its use. There can be rare allergic reactions or burning with injection. Read more...
Depends. It depends if HCG is coming from a current pregnancy or as a medication given to help trigger ovulation in IUI cycles or help with oocyte maturation in ivf cycles. Read more...

Can you be pregnant if your human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) levels are 0?

You would not be! Hcg is produced immediately after implantation of the embryo and is the basis for all pregnancy tests. A level of zero-you can't be pregnant, assuming the test performed properly. Read more...

How can antibodies be used to detect human chorionic gonadotropin?

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...

Is it true that human chorionic gonadotropin only produced if you are pregnant?

HCG. Hcg, human chorionic gonadotropin, is produced by men and women. It is always present, all be it in small amounts. It is thought to be responsible for stimulating the gonads(testicles/ovaries) to increase production of certain hormones and is involved in the formation of the placenta. Urine HCG tests only tell you if its present but a blood test is required to give you it's concentration in blood. Read more...

Why did human chorionic gonadotropin help women get thin early in the pregnancy?

It does not. Women usually do not lose weight in early pregancy, and do not ggain that much weight because the fetus is small. Hcg does not causes weight loss. Read more...
It usually doesn't. Most women do not lose weight during early pregnancy. When they do, it is usually because of nausea and vomiting from the high estrogen levels, which is an indirect effect of high HCG levels. Read more...

I know someone who wants to use hCG human chorionic gonadotropin diet. Is it safe?

500 cal/day ?? The weight loss is due to the severe caloric restriction. In men with low testosterone and normal testicles, it may work better because the HCG will increase the testosterone level. In women, HCG may increase progesterone. Higher Progesterone may lead to less anxiety and therefore less eating. Overall, smart eating plus increased activity is a better choice. Read more...
See below. This was a diet that was promoted in the 1950's and then someone "rediscoverered" it and it has become just the latest diet fad. It did not work then and it does not work now. It restricts calories to 500 per day which is basically a starvation diet. This will cause weight loss initially but as soon as you go off of it the weight will rapidly come back due the suppressed metabolism. Read more...