The risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots in the legs is a dangerous side effect of testosterone replacement therapy. If you were injured by DVT after taking Testopel (testosterone pellet), you are not alone.
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Testopel Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Testopel is a pellet that is implanted under the skin that releases testosterone for 2-4 months. It is approved for men with hypogonadism (low testosterone) due to a medical condition.
Normally, testosterone levels naturally decline in aging men — and there may be good reasons for this. Testosterone replacement therapy can elevate the number of red blood cells circulating in the bloodstream, which can thicken the blood, increase blood pressure, and increase the risk of blood clots in the legs.
What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep inside the body. Most cases affect the large veins in the lower leg or thigh, but rare cases also occur in the pelvis, arms, or other parts of the body.
- Skin discoloration (redness)
- Leg pain or tenderness (may only happen when you walk)
- Leg swelling
- Skin feels warm to the touch
Normally, veins in the arms and legs carry used blood to the heart and lungs, where the blood is oxygenated. Blood clots can obstruct circulation through veins. Small pieces can also break off, travel through the heart, and obstruct a pulmonary artery in the lungs. This complication is a pulmonary embolism.
The most common complication of DVT is post-thrombotic syndrome, and it occurs when blood clots cause permanent damage to valves that control blood-flow in the legs. Symptoms include pain, swelling, fluid build-up in the legs (edema), ulcers, and more.
Resources & Additional Information
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) — Medline Plus
- What is DVT? — Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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