This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Before receiving Human Chorionic Gonadotropin the doctor needs to be informed of allergies to any drugs, or difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat, dizziness, severe headaches, or hives. Apart from these, users may also experience blood clots, pain, warmth, redness, numbness, or tingling in the arms or legs, confusion, extreme dizziness, severe headache, thyroid or adrenal gland disorders.
- a thyroid or adrenal gland disorder
- an ovarian cyst
- premature puberty
- cancer or a tumor of the breast, ovary, uterus, prostate, hypothalamus, or pituitary gland
- undiagnosed uterine bleeding
- heart disease
- kidney disease
- Less serious side effects may include:
- feeling restless or irritable
- mild swelling or weight gain
- breast tenderness or swelling
- pain, swelling, or irritation where the injection is given.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.
Both male and female patients who have the following medical conditions must not start a treatment with HCG : – Hypersensitivity to this medicine or to any of its main ingredients. – Known or possible androgen-dependent tumors for example male breast carcinoma or prostatic carcinoma.
Using hCG for too long a period of time, or in doses that are excessive, can block the natural production of luteinizing hormone (LH) or desensitize the testicles to the effects of LH.
The side effects from HCG use also include gynecomastia, water retention, and an increase in sex drive, mood alterations, headaches, and high blood pressure. The main side effects are fluid retention and swelling, joint pains and carpal tunnel syndrome. HCG Pregnyl raises androgen levels in males by up to 400% but HCG Pregnyl also raises estrogen levels dramatically as well. This is why it can cause a real case of gynecomastia if dosages of Pregnyl HCG get too elevated for that person. Another side effect seen from HCG use is morning sickness, nausea and vomiting. Please research the androgen dependent tumor connection.