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Menstruation After Surgery

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Started by Manda87, Apr 11, 2010 7:22 PM
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    Manda87

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Posted April 11, 2010 - 7:22 PM

#1
I had my surgery April 7th, and apparently I restarted my period. I had my period a week before I had surgery, it was pretty normal, but now I'm restarting it. I'm confused. Anyone else have this problem?


    Whillow

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Posted April 11, 2010 - 8:07 PM

#2
Yep-- I had mine the week before and it was gone by surgery day -- and i restarted DURING surgery -- *embarrassed* Nurse was great though and said it was totally normal for things like that to happen with surgery and anesthesia


    Teacher07

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Posted April 11, 2010 - 8:37 PM

#3
I had just the opposite happen. I missed mine for the next two months. The same explanation was given that surgery or trauma to the body really messes up your cycle.


    bella71

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Posted April 11, 2010 - 8:58 PM

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My period started shortly after I awoke from the surgery, in the recovery area. It was 7 days early. The nurse told me it was due to the trauma of the operation as well. It's interesting how the body deals with trauma.


    Soexcited

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Posted April 11, 2010 - 9:54 PM

#5
My period was due about 2 weeks after my surgery and it came about a month after that, it took a few months to get back on track.


    StevieVieth

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Posted April 11, 2010 - 10:06 PM

#6
I didnt have that problem, I had mine the week before surgery and I was on the nuva ring and it was the week it was out. the dr said to not out it in for three weeks because of blood clot risk.

I then I got my period and it was the total opposite as it was before, super heavy. But I waited till the sunday after I started my period and put my ring back and now I am back to normal.


    purple raider

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Posted April 12, 2010 - 6:51 AM

#7
i have had a period for 2 out of 4 weeks since.


    Manda87

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Posted April 12, 2010 - 7:03 AM

#8
I'm on the Nuvaring also, but I kept mine in this whole time. My doctor knows every medicine I take. I don't know. So many doctors are different.


    StevieVieth

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Posted April 12, 2010 - 8:53 AM

#9

I'm on the Nuvaring also, but I kept mine in this whole time. My doctor knows every medicine I take. I don't know. So many doctors are different.


Yeah my doctor made me stop all medications except my anxiety meds. The hospital even said they would make me take out my nuva ring. I dont know I guess everyone is just different. My period when I have the nuva ring is like 3 days and so lite. But when I was off the nuva ring after surgery the period I got before I put it back in was the WORST I have ever had. 5 days of hemorraging (sp?) pretty much cramps and everything and I have been menstrating since I was 8 and it was always the same till that one week after surgery.:thumbup:


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Posted April 13, 2010 - 7:32 PM

#10
I Just had my 6 month post op with my doctor today. Everything is going good. Down 70 pounds since surgery and add another 15 for the pre diet! She asked me if anything was going on and I told her that my periods seem to arrive about 3 weeks even though I was very regular pre surgery. SHe gave me the same answer regarding estrogen being stored in fat and hormones being out of wack, I agree that it is a small price to pay!! This surgery has been one of the best things I ever did. Just sorry I waited so long!


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