Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone used in infertility treatment for both males and females. In females, HCG is used to support the development and release of eggs during ovulation. It is typically given as an injection under the skin or into a muscle, and the dosage may vary based on the patient's specific needs.
For males, HCG works by stimulating the testes to produce testosterone and improve sperm production. This hormone is also given as an injection, typically administered under the skin or into a muscle.
As with any medication, there are potential side effects associated with HCG. These can include pain at the injection site, changes in libido or mood, changes in energy level, weight gain, and an increased risk for blood clots. In males, HCG may also cause prostatic enlargement.
At Aashakiran IVF, our team of medical professionals carefully monitor patients undergoing HCG treatment to minimize any potential risks and ensure the best possible outcome for each individual.