What Are the Side Effects, Effectiveness and Benefits of Testosterone Pellets?

There are many men who start to produce less testosterone as they age. This issue, known as low testosterone, or low t, can come with a number of different side effects, including:

  • Decreased libido
  • Issues getting and maintaining an erection
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Decreased muscle mass
  • Increased body fat
  • Depression
  • Irritability

If you are one of the many men out there who is struggling with low T, you will be happy to know there are a number of different treatments out there that can help you overcome your testosterone issues. One of the most common of these issues is testosterone pellets.

These pellets are extremely common because they work and because the treatment can last for months. In fact, while there are some testosterone treatments that require weekly visits, or daily applications, pellets will last for up to three months at a time.

What Are the Side Effects of Testosterone Pellets?

Just like with any medical treatment, there are a few possible side effects of using testosterone pellets. The most common side effects include:

  • Oily skin and acne
  • Fluid retention
  • Decreased urine stream or more frequent urination
  • Reduced sperm count
  • Smaller testicle size
  • Increased red blood cell production
  • Swelling of breast tissue or prostate
  • Infection of the insertion site
  • Incorrect dosage
  • Dislodged pellets

How Effective Are Testosterone Pellets?

Testosterone pellets are small, only about the size of a grain of rice and they are implanted under the skin, near the hip. Your doctor will apply a local anesthesia to the area and implant the pellet under the skin. They will then deliver a steady, low dose of this hormone over time.

Typically, men will report feeling an immediate boost in energy and sex drive and continue to notice benefits until the pellets are absorbed by the body. Every man is different, and different men find these treatments to be more, or less, effective than other options out there.

What Are the Benefits of Testosterone Pellets?

While every man is different with testosterone pellets, most men will enjoy similar benefits with this treatment. In addition to finding relief from their low T symptoms, there are other benefits of using testosterone pellets over other forms of hormone therapy. This includes:

  • A more convenient solution when compared to testosterone injections
  • Less skin irritation than creams or gels
  • Longer lasting results, no daily treatments or weekly visits

If you have more questions about testosterone pellets, contact the experts at LT Men’s Clinic today to make an appointment. You can call us directly at 817-369-3605 to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors today to learn more about your options and to come in for a testosterone treatment.