The testosterone replacement pellet Testopel is a popular long-term treatment for low testosterone. However, recent studies of testosterone replacement therapy have raised alarm about life-threatening blood clot complications, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, heart attack, stroke, and death.
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What is Testopel?
Testopel is a testosterone pellet that is implanted under a man’s skin, where it slowly releases hormones over 3-4 months. It is approved to treat hypogonadism (low testosterone), a medical condition that can cause fatigue, muscle loss, sexual dysfunction, depressed mood, and other symptoms.
Testopel Blood Clot Information
The risk of blood clots must be carefully considered before starting Testopel. Testosterone replacement therapy is well-known to increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a condition in which blood clots grow in the legs. Testosterone also increases the number of red blood cells, which can thicken the blood and increase blood pressure.
What is a Blood Clot?
Blood clots are sticky, semi-solid masses of coagulated blood platelets, proteins, clotting-factors, and other substances in the bloodstream. They can save your life by stopping bleeding after an injury — but they can also cause deadly complications when they grow spontaneously when there is no injury.
Symptoms of Blood Clot Complications
Blood clots in the legs often cause pain or tenderness, swelling, discoloration, and warmth. If these blood clots travel in the body and cause complications, symptoms may include:
- Pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs): Stabbing chest pain (especially when breathing deeply), coughing up blood, rapid breathing, rapid heartbeat, sweating, nausea.
- Heart attack (blood clot in coronary arteries): Chest pain or discomfort that may radiate to neck, jaws, or back. Shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, or lightheadedness.
- Stroke (blood clot in the brain): Face drooping or numbness, arm weakness, speech difficulty, problems walking, trouble speaking or understanding speech. Symptoms usually appear suddenly.
Blood clots in the legs are a 9-1-1 emergency. You may need to be hospitalized for a day or two to receive treatment, which may include:
- Blood-thinning medications (i.e., warfarin)
- Intravenous “Clot-busting” drugs (i.e., heparin)
- Compression stockings
- Catheter-directed thrombolysis
- Open surgery
- Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter
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