Here are some HCG diet questions regarding women's health.
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I was on the HCG diet about 3 weeks ago and finished taking the drops a few days before I should have had my period. I still haven’t had my period but I am having menstrual cramps. I took a pregnancy test about 2 weeks ago and it showed positive. Am I pregnant, or did the HCG drops make me skip my period and my normal cycle will start up again?
If you have not started over the coming week, we would encourage you to schedule an appointment with an OB/GYN to have them run a blood test to see if you are pregnant.


I was on the HCG drops for 46 days and have had vaginal bleeding for nearly a month since then, it’s a light flow, sometimes spotting but continuous. Is this normal?
No it is not normal. We would recommend speaking with your OB/GYN. You should not be having continuous bleeding like that.

I’m 76 and on a very low dose of Synthroid (12 mg), My doctor suggested I look at the HCG diet and get input regarding kidney/thyroid as I have 60 lbs to lose, can I do it?
You should be just fine, especially with the amino acids that help support the kidneys. However, we highly recommend that you modify the diet to 800 calories and do it under your doctor’s supervision. It will take you longer to reach your goal, but with your age and overall health, it would be better for you. We must insist that you do it under your doctor’s supervision.

I went through menopause 3 years ago and began a period this morning. Is this normal for women who have had no cycles in the last few years to start up again?
Although it is not common, it does happen. If you have concerns, we recommend that you contact your OB/GYN.

I am pre-menopausal and have not had a period for 8 months. However, I started taking oral HCG drops 5 days ago. This morning I just started my period, did the HCG drops just stimulated things a little?
Yes, more than likely the HCG drops stimulated this. HCG is approved and used to help regulate women as well as help with infertility treatments. There are several women how have experienced, for the first time in their lives, a regular period after using hcg. If you are concerned you can certainly speak with your GYN.

I’ve had irregular periods for some time now and am most likely pre-menopausal (age 47). I have had a light period for over 7 days now and thought I was nearing the end of my cycle. I started phase 1 (loading days) with the HCG drops yesterday. My period has not ended and I seem to be clotting today and bleeding a bit heavier today. What should I do now and is the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation greater if the protocol is started at the wrong time?
You can continue on the diet. Taking HCG drops during your period can cause a heavier period. Do not be alarmed. OHSS (ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome) happens with high doses of injectable HCG over a sustained period of time. Sublingual HCG drops have a very mild effect on your body and is a very healthy choice. You should still have great success.

I did start bleeding quite heavy this morning. I have been so anemic in the past when I have had a period that won’t stop and have also taken a prescription of progesterone to stop the bleeding initially. I am making an appointment to see my GYN and will start taking some extra iron tablets too, should I be doing anything else?
It sounds like you are taking all of the right steps. Feel free to take the bottle of HGC Amino Plus drops with you to your doctor and they will be able to help you out. Let us know how things turn out.