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Thoughts on HCG Dose?

After 4 years on T Cyp + AI, my new doc (nationally known specialist) added 10 units (0.10ml) of HCG taken daily.

Thoughts on whether this low a dose would have any effect? Haven’t really noticed any changes after a year of using the HCG.

Thanks in advance.

Testes might be too damaged and shrunk to recover after 4 years.

Is the objective fertility or cosmetic?

250iu hCG SC EOD is a good LH replacement dose.

If hCG is mixed to 1000iu/ml, 0.1ml is 100iu for 700iu per week VS 875. So that is not bad. hCG does have a decent half-life and EOD injections are quite effective and more typical.

After one year, testes should be larger and firmer and scrotum hanging down normally. It might be a waste of money if you are not seeing results.

If ever wondering if hCG is real- you can see if you are positive on a home pregnancy kit. hCG can be damaged from heat and/or handling when wet.

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Thanks, KSman. Very helpful.