What is HCG?
It stands for human chorionic gonadotropin injection. It is taken along with follicle stimulating hormone in order to treat infertile women. It does that by increasing the receptivity of the endometrial wall by regulation 0f key molecules which are involved in implantation of embryos. It is given as an injection into the muscle or under the skin. It works by causing ovulation i.e. release of egg in women and by increasing testosterone concentration in men.
Is it safe in early pregnancy?
No, it should not be administered if you are already pregnant as it helps to get you pregnant.
Moreover, 5000 to 10000 units of HCG is injected to make you pregnant if less than that is injected you might not conceive.
When does ovulation take place after HCG administration?
After 40-46 hours i.e approx 2 days of administration of HCG injection ovulation takes place. It can also be self administered.
How long does it take to clear from your blood?
If you take a concentration of 5000 IU it might take 10 days to get cleared from your blood completely.
Benefits or applications: HCG 5000iu.
- It is used to treat infertility in women or to make them conceive
- In men it is used to treat delayed puberty
- In the treatment of undescended testis in men
- For treating men with oligospermia
Side effects: HCG 5000iu.
- Early signs of puberty like increased facial or pubic hair.
- Mood swings, irritability, anxiety, stress.
- Edema on hands, feet or ankles
- Tender or sore breasts
- Unusual uterine bleeding
Does this injection cause pain?
Yes it might cause pain at the site of administration. It might cause tenderness or tingling feeling at the injection site though this pain is never unbearable.
Storage: HCG 5000iu.
Before it’s being opened up, it must be stored at room temperature between 68-78°F. But once it is opened up for use it must be refrigerated and should be utilized within 60 days.