How to Know When Hormone Pellets Wear Off?

hormone_pellet_effectsBioTE® bio-identical hormone pellet therapy puts your body back in balance naturally. But, many people wonder how to spot hormone pellet side effects. What’s normal? What’s not? And, how will you know when hormone pellets wear off? Women and men alike are loving their results with BioTE® pellet therapy. If you’re gathering information or new to BioTE® take note. Let’s cover these important topics so you’ll know what to expect.

Spotting Hormone Pellet Side Effects

Hormone pellet side effects vary. While there is a common list every person’s system reacts differently.

Here are 3 of the top hormone pellet side effects that you may encounter:


BioTE® pellet therapy is inserted into the gluteal area. So, you may feel some tenderness there for a week or two. For this reason, it’s recommended to avoid lower body exercise for the week following each insertion.

Minor Digestive Changes

– Many women and men alike on bio-identical pellet therapy have temporary changes in their normal digestive routine. For example, issues like diarrhea or the opposite, constipation, may come up. You may have nausea at times. Indigestion and gas can be a bump in the road. Rest easy, in a few weeks these hormone pellet side effects should go away.

Appetite Changes

– One of the primary issues with hormone imbalance is that of appetite. Maybe you’ve gained weight during or after menopause as your estrogen levels dropped. Or, it could be that you have no appetite and are losing too much weight with the hormone flux. With that, during the adjustment phase of your hormone pellet therapy, you may see some changes to appetite that you didn’t have before. These will help for the better as your body gets in sync.

All of these hormone pellet side effects should subside within a few weeks of starting your therapy.

How to Know When Hormone Pellets Wear Off

BioTE® pellet therapy restores hormone imbalance naturally. Women and men go through life changes that deplete important hormones like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Not having these hormones leaves you feeling out of sorts. You’re just not yourself. Tired. No sex drive. Moody. Even more, it’s a health risk. Women need estrogen for bone, brain and heart health. Guys, you need testosterone for heart health, muscle mass and more. These are the factors that bring patients to Dr. Russo every day looking for a natural way to get back in balance. Pellets last about 3-4 months in women and up to 6 months in men.

Your body will absorb the hormones from the pellet in just the right amounts. But, depending on your activity level and metabolism your body may require more. You’ll know when your hormone pellet therapy is wearing off when you start to feel a return of the previous symptoms. Make a note of the general length pellet therapy is designed to last 3-4 months for women and 6 months for men. This is a guideline. But, if you feel your old symptoms returning consistently it might be time to check back in with Dr. Russo.

Still have questions? Book your private consultation today to get answers and rest easy.