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I had finished my period a week prior to surgery and when I woke up from surgery I had it again. Then the following month I was late and it lasted longer and once again came back after a week. I think it was similar the third month as well. The last three months have back to business as usual with 28 day cycles.

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yes - it's common for people's hormones to get screwed up for awhile. The standard explanation is that estrogen is stored in fat cells, so it starts releasing when you're dropping weight quickly those first few months. It supposedly stabilizes after awhile, though.

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I finished mine the week before surgery and had to get off of my birth control 2 weeks prior to my surgery date. I was expecting to not resume them for a while but 28 days later it was back and was normal.

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