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  • Androgel Pump Action

    I started on TRT the day after surgery. However, I don't know if I am using the gel pump action properly. My bottle is supposed to have 60 pump actuations but today I got four more out of it and it feels like there is still some left. Am I not pressing down on it hard enough or what? Anyone else have this issue?
    2/2017 - Right groin and flank pain (thought it was blue balls or a strain)
    3/2/17 - ER discovers 7.5 x 6.5 x 3.0 mass around IVC
    3/6/17 - Fine needle aspiration of mass finds seminoma
    3/26/17 - Dx R seminoma with left tagalong, stage II (ish)
    4/10/17-6/6/17 - 3x BEP
    7/14/17 - CT Scan shows abdominal mass reduced to 0.5 cm
    7/25/17 - Bilateral orchiectomy, scarring, fibrosis, and necrosis only

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    I wouldn't worry about it. As I recall there was often a bit extra. As long as you depress the pump all the way to the bottom, you shoud be getting a full dose. I used to keep a pocket electronic scale nearby & would check periodically & that metered pump is surprisingly accurate.(ie, the weight in grams before & after was within a small fraction of a gram from where it should be).

    Using the scale also allowed me to get an accurate dose without wasting the "priming" pumps.

    Dave
    Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
    Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP

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