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Massachusetts Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) Treatment

Human chorionic gonadotropin, or HCG, treatment is used to promote ovulation and treat infertility issues in women, as well as to increase male sperm count. HCG could also serve as an effective weight loss aid to burn fat stores and increase metabolism when paired with the proper diet and healthy lifestyle changes. If you are currently facing estrogen or testosterone-related health issues, you could be a candidate for Massachusetts human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) treatment administered by a Connecticut physician. Reach out to a seasoned doctor today.

What Is the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Hormone?

Human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone that can be used in conjunction with other fertility drugs to heighten a woman’s chance of pregnancy. HCG could also help sperm and testosterone production in men and adolescent boys. For women, HCG promotes the normal development of an egg in the ovary as well as the release thereof during the process of ovulation.

HCG can also be used to treat pituitary gland disorders in young boys whose testicles have not dropped down to the scrotum as normal. HCG is typically administered as an injection either into the muscle or under the skin.

If a Massachusetts patient administers HCG treatment at home, their physician would give them specific instructions regarding where and how to inject the medicine. The patient should not self-inject the hormone if they do not fully understand the proper method for administering injections and the disposal of used syringes and needles.

The Treatment Process

Generally, a physician or nurse would administer an HCG injection. The patient may also be shown how to inject their medicine at home. HCG should not be used in larger quantities than recommended. Each disposable needle should only be used once and disposed of in a puncture-proof container out of the reach of children and pets.

Certain types of HCG come in powder form along with a separate liquid that must be mixed and drawn into the syringe. Some brands are provided in prefilled, single-dose syringes. The doctor prescribing and monitoring a patient’s human chorionic gonadotropin treatment would advise them of the best approach for their particular situation.

HCG medication should not be used if the liquid has particles in it or has changed colors. Unmixed HCG should be stored at room temperature away from moisture, light, and heat. After mixing HCG, the patient must store it in a refrigerator between injections and dispose of unused mixed medicine that has not been used within 30 days of mixing.

Monitoring During Treatment

Certain dietary or herbal supplements could interact negatively with Massachusetts HCG treatment. Dr. Edward Jacobson would request a list of all medicines a patient is taking, including dietary supplements, herbal alternatives, and non-prescription drugs prior to commencing treatment and advise any recommended adjustments accordingly.

If applicable, he would also speak with the individual about eliminating tobacco usage and limiting alcohol intake during treatment. Dr. Jacobson would closely monitor a patient throughout the duration of their treatment.

Blood tests, ultrasound exams, and urine samples could be used to monitor ongoing therapy. If a woman becomes pregnant or is breastfeeding during the course of her treatment, she should speak with her doctor immediately. It is unknown whether HCG passes into breast milk.

Side Effects

While many patients experience positive results from HCG treatment, some report side effects from the medication. Side effects that should be reported to a physician as soon as possible include:

  • Sudden weight gain
  • Digestive upset such as nausea or vomiting
  • Breathing issues
  • Breast enlargement
  • Testes or penis enlargement
  • Allergic responses such as a rash, hives, and itching as well as facial, lip, or tongue swelling
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Pelvic bloating or pain

Important Considerations

Individuals who have previously experienced an allergic reaction to HCG should not undergo treatment. Patients who should not take this medication include those with:

  • A hormone-related cancer
  • Early puberty
  • Certain kinds of ovarian cysts
  • Adrenal dysfunction or uncontrolled thyroid
  • A tumor or cancer of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus
  • Vaginal bleeding with an unknown cause
  • A tumor or cancer of the ovary, uterus, or breasts

People who are allergic to any drugs or have preexisting conditions such as kidney disease, heart disease, epilepsy, migraines, or asthma should speak with an experienced doctor before receiving HCG. Dr. Jacobson could order special tests or adjust the dose for a patient to safely use HCG.

Call Today to Learn More About Massachusetts Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) Treatment

Speak with a qualified physician if you would like to learn more about Massachusetts human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) treatment and whether you are a viable candidate for this therapy. Contact our Connecticut office today to schedule your consultation and discuss your treatment options.