Testosterone Pellets for Women

 by Mary K. Migliori, MD

Remember the Righteous Brothers’ song, You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling?

She didn’t really lose it, she was just TESTOSTERONE deficient.

Seriously, testosterone is the first hormone to drop in women often as early as age 35 rendering a lower quality of life.

Rebecca Glaser, MD, breast surgeon and author of several articles on testosterone and breast cancer prevention states, “Testosterone is the most abundant biologically active female hormone. It is 20 times more active than estrogen and is essential for physical and mental health in women and is breast-protective.” In a radio interview, she stated, “Testosterone balances estrogen in breast tissue.”


1.     libido-imagine getting that loving feeling back

2.     mental clarity- feeling like yourself again

3.     memory-less awkward moments

4.     wellbeing-depression, anxiety, irritability gone

5.     sleep-sleeping through the night

6.     energy- feeling like exercising again

7.     muscle tone-feeling stronger

8.     bone density-less risk of fracture

Knowing this, the next step is to test our hormone levels with a simple blood test. If below the mean, testosterone may be a root cause of symptoms contributing to lower quality of life.

What is the best way to maintain TESTOSTERONE levels in your body?

Unlike other hormones, testosterone has a shorter half-life and levels are not maintained well with creams or shots. Subcutaneous pellets are the best delivery method for maintaining stable, physiologic levels.

When testosterone is placed on the skin or by a shot, the body sees an unnatural spike of hormone that rapidly declines.

We want to give the body what it needs, when it needs it.  Pellet insertion is the ideal delivery system to maintain healthy testosterone hormone balance.

Pellets are the size of a grain of rice. In a simple 5-10 minute procedure, pellets are placed in the fat pad of the hip. They work, as needed, just like an ovary delivering hormone.

A 2004 study in the Journal, Menopause, showed the incidence of breast cancer was lower in female patients with testosterone implants than in those with no hormone therapy.

Side effects of testosterone pellets are minimal and usually resolve with a change in the dose.

Paul Savage, MD, Founder of Power2Practice, reviewed the medical literature and states, “In, summary, subcutaneous testosterone therapy is safe and effective for both pre and post-menopausal patients in relieving “menopausal symptoms” along with reducing the risk of breast cancer.”

If you’re are interested in a higher QOL, call IMI at 208-426-0052 and schedule an appointment.


Mary Migliori, MD
Director, Integrative Medicine of Idaho
Board Certified in Anesthesiology
Bio-Identical Hormone Specialist Fellow,
Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine Fellow,
American Academy of Ozonotherapy
Phone: 208-426-0052 Fax: 208-344-0136
2200 E. Warm Springs Ave. Ste 102, Boise, ID 83712