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I was injected with an incorrect dose of sottopelle;should I be concerned?

By Anonymous June 3, 2012 - 8:31am
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Went to my doctor to receive the second insertion of the sottopelle. I received a phone call from the office telling me that the doctor needed to see me that day to discuss the pellets I had received the day prior. I asked to speak with the doctor immediately and he came on the line and told me that his nurse mistakenly set out the incorrect dose of pellet for my estrogen. My first pellet was 117 and he injected 127 on my second go around. He told me that he consulted with the Medical Director of Sottopelle and was told that my body would metabolize the increased amount of estrogen in a couple of weeks and I could experience nausea until that time.I was told not to worry that it was not a life threatening situation and the doctor told me he wanted me to come in for blood work in two weeks .Any suggestions or recommendations from anyone with the same experience or knowledge concerning my situation is greatly appreciated.

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Hi Anon,
I also am sorry to hear about your mishap. I have friends who have been treated by Sottopelle doctors for over 5 years and have had no problems. When they first started their treatment, their body absorbed the hormone pretty quickly as they had no hormone in their system. From my understanding with pellet therapy is your body will take what it needs when it is needed. I know from my own homework in searching for hormone therapy, there are many Sottopelle centers throughout the U.S. Can I ask where you went for treatment? It's unfortunate the doctor's back office staff provided him with the wrong dosing.

Hope all is well with you
Jamie Blast in Colorado

June 6, 2012 - 9:50am

Hi there Anon,

Sorry to hear about the incorrect dosage given to you. However, legally, your doctor is required to disclose possible complications, adverse effects, and side effects that may result from the error. It sounds like he did do that and he is also taking added precaution by doing blood work in two weeks. 

There should be no long term effects from this unfortunate mistake. 

Hope you are well,


June 3, 2012 - 4:30pm
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