Hormone pellet therapy is very safe. We are replacing the missing hormones with the exact molecule that your body is used to making and metabolizing. Studies show that hormone pellet therapy causes no increased cancer risk and suggest that cancer risk may even be lowered.
Typically, there are no side effects or only minimal side effects from the pellets. If there are side effects, they could be mild pain at the insertion site, infection, swelling, or extruded pellets. Hormone therapy usually causes weight loss, however, initially, there might be a little weight gain from building more muscle mass. Once there is increased muscle, this will start to burn up excess fat.
During the week following hormone pellets, we encourage you to take showers as needed but don’t soak in water or do exercises on your gluteal muscles. You can exercise your upper body, go on level walks, and do leg exercises that don’t involve your gluteal muscles.