Is It Normal to Miss a Period and Have Blood in Your Stools After a Coolsculpting Procedure?

I had the procedure done last thursday and was supposed to get my period 2 days later, I'm currently on birth control so my menstural cycle is pretty regular. I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. Is this common?? As for the bloody stools I just started having the in the last 3 days.

Doctor Answers 4


Coolsculpting is best when performed on an area that has an excess number of fat cells.  For example, women say, "When I gain weight, it goes straight to my belly."  That means that you were born with more fat cells in your abdominal area.  It would be great to perform coolsculpting in that area to reduce the number of fat cells there and make that are more proportional with the rest of your body.  Then, if you gain weight, it will be more evenly distributed over your body.  It won't just "go straight" to one area.  

The fat loss is permanent after Coolsculpting.  You typically lose 20-25% of the fat in the area treated, each time you treat it.  I have done it to myself and my staff.  It is truly effective and has no down time.

Blood in stool or missed period are not adverse reaction of coolsculpting. 

Best of Luck, Sheila Nazarian

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting by Zeltiq should not have complications of bloody stools or a missed cycle

For anyone that has bloody stools, chances should not be taken, and those people should see their doctor! Possibly it's hemorrhoids or a fissure (a small split in the mucosal lining) but other more serious causes must be ruled out!  There shouldn't be a reason to have missed a cycle from CoolSculpting. Please discuss this with your doctor too. A repeat pregnancy test by your doctor should be ordered.


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Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Blood In Stool Not Side Effect of CoolSculpting

Blood in your stool is not a side effect of CoolSculpting, and is something you should see your doctor about as soon as possible. The side effects of CoolSculpting can include redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness to the touch, cramping, itching, tingling, and numbness. Numbness can persist up to several weeks after a procedure. 

Daniel Shapiro, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 107 reviews

Need to see your doctor asap

I don't do cool sculpting but can't imagine it has anything to do with bloody stools.  You need to get in right away to see your general doctor for an exam!!

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

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