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Does taking diet pills affect periods ?

Hi.. I had my period one week ago n got light spotting today, in alittle pain but its ok. iv been on diet pills for 2 weeks now could this be effecting this? worried help?
Thu, 29 Dec 2011
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OBGYN 's  Response
If the period that came a week ago was normal in timing and quantity, and if this recent spotting has subsided, there is probably no immediate emergency. Diet drugs do not directly affect your hormonal levels, so it is unlikely to be the reason for spotting. However, I would advise you to go for a pap test and a routine gynaecological checkup soon, so that we are certain it has nothing to do with the cervix.
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OBGYN Dr. Minoo Bhagia's  Response
Hi ,
This type of bleeding can occur due to hormonal imbalance and anaemia , as you have not mentioned your age and your marital status I can hardly point out the cause but diet pills do not affect the menstrual cycle directly.
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