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I had my period just before surgery on 5/20. I am 6 weeks post op and haven't had one. What were your expirences with menstration? My doc took me off of birth control because of the clot risk. I am starting back up this Sunday.

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My first cycle post op was on schedule... ish. It was a really wacky cycle, with several days of spotting before anything really happened, and then it was hard core intense for 2 days, then done. Surgery itself can mess us up royally, and then throw in the estrogen (was stored in fat) that's currently being dumped into our systems, the sudden lack of nutrients/vitamins, and our poor bodies get thoroughly confused. I've read some women take a few months for things to regulate again post op.

My personal hormonal battle right now is wicked acne. I've never had acne like this before, even in high school.

Hope things even out for you soon!

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MY cycle has been super weird. 8 months out, I'm still not regular (although I wasn't regular before).

My first period was about 6 weeks after surgery (so more than a month late), then another 6 weeks later, then 2 weeks, then 4 weeks, then 9 weeks.

It may also be worth discussing BC with your surgeon and gyno - my doc said that BC may not absorb correctly after surgery.

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