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Sleeved on 2/4. Peried like clock work. 3 weeks late but just got it today. Is there a coorilation between rapid weight lose and irregular periods?

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Not sure about this, but many of my friends who are "more mature" (as in older) and were in the middle or almost through menopause started having a period again after surgery!

It definitely affects the female hormones. Here's what Web MD says,

If you are not pregnant, other causes of missed or irregular periods include:

  • Excessive weight loss or gain. Although low body weight is a common cause of missed or irregular periods, obesity also can cause menstrual problems.

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Sleeved on 2/4. Peried like clock work. 3 weeks late but just got it today. Is there a coorilation between rapid weight lose and irregular periods?

Yes. WLS helps to release hormones and your regular period may no longer be. On the other hand, many obese women stopped getting regular periods or any period at all are suddenly finding themselves menstruating and fertile.

I was in day 5 or 6 in the day of my surgery. Went on to bleed for like 10 more days and it took a few months to become regular again

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Sleeved on 2/4. Peried like clock work. 3 weeks late but just got it today. Is there a coorilation between rapid weight lose and irregular periods?

Yes. It happend to me the first 3 months. I think around 4 months all back to normal.

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Your fat cells have a buttload of stored hormones in them so as your body uses them for fuel these hormones are released and flood you it throws your levels out of whack for a while.
It’s the same reason you have major mood swings for a while too its just hormone overload and your body processing them and getting to grips with it.

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I've pretty much been spotting since surgery on 2/18. I was ON my period at surgery. I know that weight loss has a big effect on periods/fertility. I lost 60 lbs on WW and all of the sudden was no longer infertile. I now have a two year old I never expected! BC is your friend!

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I've had surgery twice this month. I had the sleeve and then a stricture repair. Both times I fit a period the next day. Not only does rapid weight loss rock your hormones but so does anesthesia. I was told that by my surgeon. So it's a double whammy!

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Great post... interesting and certainly explains alot!

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I had to stop my birthcontrol before my surgery so I got my period from that, then again a week later for my actual cycle and this month my period started earlier and has been heavier than normal with my bcp. Fun times!!!

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I'm thankful over here... I had a period the beginning of February, surgery February 19, and still have yet to have a period again. I'm going to just go with it and enjoy it, as it's the part of bring a girl I hate the most!

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I had my surgery on the18th of febraury and a day later got my period. then this month around "my time" nothing is happening. Thanks for the original post because I was wondering the same thing. I am definitely getting on birth control soon, does it matter what birth control you have with WLS?

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Hi ladies!

I was on the pill and 2 days pre-surgery, I finished them. Sunday I had the surgery and was released by wednesday from the hospital. the same week on a friday I had my period. my periods usually last for seven days and it was done with the next thursday. a week later I started spotting. 4 days later I went to see my GYN and she told me that due to the rapid weight-loss, my ovary released the egg quickly (usually the ovary releases the egg gradually with regular situations) which caused the bleeding and gave me some pills to control it. I took the pills for aboutt a week with no luck whatsoever. I am on day 12 of spotting now and it is so frustrating! I had to stop the pill she gave me for it was causing some stomach pain and with the surgery it was not a joy ride at all. I'm sure that eventually it would stop and I'm trying not to stress so much about it but it seriously bothers me and I don't know what to do.

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I am reading so many posts about heavy periods and I was starting to panic. I usually have pretty regular monthly periods which are heavy and last 6-7 days. Had one that ended the day before surgery date of 4/27 and nothing since! Between the bloating and my constipation issues I am a backache and bloated mess! Noted two posts with no period so that is making me less worried but still no relief from symptoms!

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Thanks for this posting. Going through the same thing. Sleeved jan/2015 and my periods before surgery were right on every month. Since surgery get symptoms but never start on time. They also seemed to last a lot longer. Yuck!!!!! Hope it regulate soon.

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