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    HCG Side effects!
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    An_251704 posted:
    Went on HCG hormone therapy to lose weight, recived 3 hormone shots, with the last one I proceeded to have some mild cramping and bleeding,bright red,as in a period which at age 73 has not occurred in many years. I stopped the program! My question is this because of the hormone therapy because this doctor doing this program is trying to indicate other causes and wants to do a pelvic ultra sound. I was perfectly fine and had just seen my regular doctor month before so if it is the cause will the hormone eventually leave my body without further injections?
     
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    Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
    Dear An_251704,
    I do think it is most likely that the HCG produced the bleeding (which is why I do not recommend this program to anyone-I've heard of way too many episodes of bleeding) but I do think a pelvic ultrasound would be a good idea-it is fairly straight forward, and all you need to see is a nice thin lining of the uterus for reassurance-and if it is enlarged, then you will need it evaluated.
    Good luck,
    Mary Jane


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