Jul 30, 2001
Is there any danger of taking a testosterone shot
| Response from Dr. Young
In general, testosterone injections for hypogonadism are very well tolerated. In most cases, the worst of the symptoms are a sore buttock or thigh. This is aleviated by good injection technique- relaxed muscles, use of room temperature injection. Some of my patients take ibuprofen or acetominophen around the time of injection to assist with the soreness. Rarely, some patients can develop scar tissue or knots ; more rarely yet, infections at the site of injection.
Most of these concerns are eliminated through the use of either the transdermal testosterone or the testosterone gel.
I would discuss the later options with your physician, if you have questions about your individual therapy. BY
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