A hormone pellet insertion procedure is a common minor surgery used to alleviate the symptoms of lowered hormone production. Hormone pellets are inserted into a small incision in the body to correct the body’s hormone levels by slowly releasing hormones. By now, you may have already looked into hormone pellet implantation or are currently recommending the procedure. Either way, your patients likely have many questions about expectations after the procedure and post-care instructions. We explain the hormone pellet insertion process further, and how you can instruct your patients on post-procedure care, so the procedure goes as smoothly as possible for both doctor and patient.
Hormone Pellet Insertion Process
For any hormone pellet implantation, you will need a disposable trocar kit, sterile gloves, hormone pellet implants, and sodium bicarbonate to perform the procedure. You will also need alcohol wipes, a sterile gauze pad, and steri-stripes skin tapes after the pellets have been implanted. For more details on the exact procedure directions, reference this guide. After the procedure is finished, follow the steps below, which will be relevant for patients' post-procedure care instructions.
Post Pellet Insertion Instructions for Patients
To assure the best care for patients after the implantation, proper instructions should be made clear. Advise patients to carefully abide by these directions and insights below. Give your patients a direct way to contact you with any questions or concerns.
What to Expect After Pellet Insertion
Luckily, most patients report little to no discomfort or pain after hormone pellet insertion. While every patients’ experience after the implantation will vary, there is a possibility patients may experience a few side effects in the few weeks after the procedure. We list a few common mild symptoms below that typically clear up after hormone levels begin to stabilize once again.
Mood Swings – Irritability and mood swings may occur until your hormone levels stabilize.
Swelling – Patients may notice swelling around the incision as well as the hands and feet. This is more likely to happen in hot and/or humid weather, or after excessive water intake.
Hair Growth or Loss –Increased testosterone levels stimulate hair growth. If the patient is dealing with unwanted hair growth or loss, the dosage should be adjusted in the future.
Fluid Retention –Testosterone implantations may also include weight gain that will likely level out after fluid retention subsides since testosterone aids muscle growth.
Facial Breakout –Pimples can develop after a significant change in hormone levels, but this is temporary and can be remedied with careful skincare considerations.
Uterine Spotting/Bleeding –Spotting in female patients may occur in the first few months after the procedure.
Every Pellet Procedure Starts with Trocar Supplies
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