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Muscle Tissue, injections, staph
Jul 6, 1999

I recently aquired a staph infection in my hip, the result of hormone replacement therapy. I have had tremendous results with this therapy. I have managed to increase my lean muscle tissue greatly. I have been off the therapy for about 4 weeks now and have been incapacitated with this infection in my hip. I am watching my muscle retreat at an alarming rate. I am now afraid to recieve another injection but I also know how important they are to my survival. The patches did not work for me and I am afraid my insurance won't pay for oxandralone. Sugjestions?

Response from Dr. Fisher

You could probably still do injections...use another site (the other side!)...check with your doctor...the injections are rarely complicated by serious infections. If not possible then you could try the patch again...double the dosage if necessary...otherwise I'm out of suggestions if oxandrolone is really not feasible.

Alvan Fisher, M.D.

iatrogenic hypogonadism from anabolic steriods

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