I had Zeltiq done 2 wks ago on my abdomen and now I am about 3 days late on my period. I haven't taken a test yet, but could this procedure throw off my cycle? If I am pregnant, it was unexpected. Should I be concerned? My husband and I are very nervous that it could harm the pregnancy if I am.
Should I Be Concerned if I Had Zeltiq at 1-2 Wks Pregnant?
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CoolSculpting on a patient who may in fact be pregnant.
CoolSculpting and Pregnancy
CoolSculpting and possible pregnancy
If you have confirmed that you're pregnant please see an obstetrician and have them contact your doctor who did the CoolSculpting to have a good understanding of the treatment. Although the device was not tested on pregnant women, we know that the local freezing treats the fat, not the underlying muscle, which itself is above the abdominal and peritoneal wall. Your ovaries are uterus are well protected and there shouldn't be a concern to a fetus but it's best to get examined.
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Zeltiq and pregnancy
Thank you for your question.
The first thing to do is to take a test and/or go see an OBGYN to see if you are pregnant. No specific tests have been performed on Coolsculpting and pregnancy and so the effects are not known.
Most likely you will be fine.
Zeltiq not appropriate in pregnancy
CoolSculptng and Pregnancy
I first suggest that you take a pregnancy test to see if there is any reason to be concerned. If you are pregnant, follow-up with your OB-GYN. Because CoolSculpting studies have never been done on pregnant women, the effects on pregnancy are unknown.
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