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I’m scheduled on surgery in three days (8/28) and received an alert that my cycle could begin on or around the same time frame. Has that happened to anyone else? How did you deal with surgery and your cycle simultaneously? Also, I have very bad cramps and I wonder if the pain medication given after surgery will help cramping as well. After WLS were there any changes with your cycle i.e. was it worse or better afterwards?

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I have an IUD so prior to surgery I didn’t have a period. Two days after I had surgery I got one and it lasted for two weeks. After that it’s been pretty sporadic on when it will come and how often it will last. My GYN said that the medicine is stored in your fat cells so as they shrink it will leave your body so that the only medicine in my body is coming straight from the IUD. Add in the change of hormones an she said it will take my body a little while to settle back to what it was prior. I didn’t really notice the period cramps when it happened right after surgery but mine normally weren’t to bad before.

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On 08/25/2019 at 13:45, Starflower said:



I have an IUD so prior to surgery I didn’t have a period. Two days after I had surgery I got one and it lasted for two weeks. After that it’s been pretty sporadic on when it will come and how often it will last. My GYN said that the medicine is stored in your fat cells so as they shrink it will leave your body so that the only medicine in my body is coming straight from the IUD. Add in the change of hormones an she said it will take my body a little while to settle back to what it was prior. I didn’t really notice the period cramps when it happened right after surgery but mine normally weren’t to bad before.


Thank you so much. I’ve been in such a panic because of this. I didn’t know whether I should postpone my surgery or not. I’m sure everything should be fine tho.

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