Frequently Asked Questions About Hormone Pellet Therapy

Hormone pellet therapy is a type of hormone therapy wherein implants are placed under a patient’s skin which then releases small doses of hormones. The following frequently asked questions will give you more information about it.

  • What are hormone pellets? These consist of testosterone or estradiol doses pressed or fused into small cylinders and delivered in glass vials. They are about the same size of a grain of rice.
  • How can hormone pellets help you? The hormone pellets assure delivery of healthy levels of hormones into your body. It also prevents hormonal fluctuation so you will not experience uncomfortable side effects.
  • How are the pellets inserted into the body? It is a very quick and simple procedure. It is done while the patient is under local anesthesia. The pellets are inserted in the lower abdominal wall or your hip through a minor incision. The incision is then taped.

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