Several studies in recent years have reported that older men on testosterone replacement therapy could be more likely to develop blood clots. If you used Striant and had a blood clot in the legs or deep vein thrombosis (DVT), you are not alone.
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What is Striant?
Striant (testosterone buccal system) is designed to adhere to the inside of the gum or the inner cheek. It provides a controlled and sustained release of testosterone through the mucous membrane in the mouth as it gets wetter. Striant is inserted twice a day, in the morning and eventing.
What is the Problem?
The testosterone in Striant can cause blood clots in the legs, also known as deep vein thrombosis or DVT. These clots usually grow deep inside the calf or thigh, but sometimes occur in the pelvis or other areas of the body. They can grow very large and cause serious pain, swelling, and red discoloration of the leg. They can also break loose, migrate in the body, and cut off circulation of blood to vital organs. This can cause a heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, or organ damage.
How Does Striant Increase the Risk of Blood Clots?
- Increasing number of red blood cells
- Making the blood thicker
- Elevating blood pressure (hypertension)
- Increasing circulating estrogen (risk-factor for heart disease)
- Lowering HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels
Symptoms of a blood clot vary depending on the part of the body where they occur:
- Legs or arms: Pain, swelling, red discoloration of skin.
- Heart: Chest pain or discomfort (may radiate to the neck, back, or shoulder), shortness of breath, sweating, nausea.
- Brain: Sudden vision blurriness, problems talking or understanding speech, muscle weakness, paralysis, seizure, severe headache.
- Lung: Stabbing chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, coughing up blood.
- Abdomen: Stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea.
Your doctor will probably prescribe an oral blood-thinning medication (warfarin, for example) to prevent your blood clot from getting any bigger. You may also receive an intravenous (IV) “clot-busting” drug called heparin, which must be administered in a hospital. Severe blood clots may need to be treated with surgery or catheter-directed techniques.
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