What is HCG?
It stands for human chorionic gonadotropin injection. It is taken along with follicle stimulating hormone in order to treat infertile women. It does that by increasing the receptivity of the endometrial wall by regulation 0f key molecules which are involved in implantation of embryos. It is given as an injection into the muscle or under the skin. It works by causing ovulation i.e. release of egg in women and by increasing testosterone concentration in men.
If you take a concentration of 5000 IU it might take 10 days to get cleared from your blood completely.
Why is HCG 5000 injection given after embryo transfer?
It is given after transfer of embryo as it improves the receptivity of endometrial wall via regulation of key molecules which are concerned with embryo attachment and its growth. Moreover, hCG was also reported to regulate progesterone expression via the ERK1/2 pathway and promote human endometrial stromal cell decidualization
Is it safe in early pregnancy?
No, it should not be administered if you are already pregnant as it helps to get you pregnant.
Moreover, 5000 to 10000 units of HCG is injected to make you pregnant if less than that is injected you might not conceive.
What is the success rate after hCG injection?
One should do coitus each day or at alternate days from the night of HCG trigger injection itself. This treatment protocol is 90% successful in achieving ovulation and has a 50% pregnancy rate.
When does ovulation take place after HCG administration?
After 40-46 hours i.e approx 2 days of administration of HCG injection ovulation takes place. It can also be self administered.
What should I eat after HCG injection?
The two daily meals on the HCG diet are based around a 3.5-ounce serving of lean protein. Recommended choices are chicken, egg whites, white fish, crab, lobster, scallops etc.
Benefits or applications: HCG 5000iu
It is used to treat infertility in women or to make them conceive
Treats men with delayed onset of puberty
In the treatment of undescended testis in men
For treating men with oligospermia
Side effects : HCG 5000iu
- Early signs of puberty like increased facial or pubic hair.
- Mood swings, irritability, anxiety, stress.
- Edema on hands, feet or ankles
- Tender or sore breasts
- Unusual uterine bleeding
Does this injection cause pain?
Yes it might cause pain at the site of administration. It might cause tenderness or tingling feeling at the injection site though this pain is never unbearable.
Does HCG cause weight gain?
HCG plays a very important role in enhancing your metabolism, thus increased metabolism means increased depletion of body fat without any negative impact on lean muscle mass. HCG is a hormone produced by women during pregnancy.
Storage: HCG 5000iu
Before it’s being opened up, it must be stored at room temperature between 68-78°F. But once it is opened up for use it must be refrigerated and should be utilized within 60 days.