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Just wondering how my fellow female's cycles are going. I got an IUD about 2 years ago, haven't had a cycle until a month post op(about 3 months ago). I had 2 and now I missed my cycle this month. How crazy has your cycle been since weight loss? Did it ever go back to normal and if when how long did it take? Thanks.

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weird hormone things are pretty common after surgery. Supposedly it's because estrogen is stored in fat, and when you have a rapid weight loss, a bunch of it gets released. Many women experience mood swings and screwed up menstrual cycles the first few months after surgery. But yes - it does stabilize after awhile.

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Yes my mood swings have been off the charts lol, guess I'll just have to be patient.

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I've had an IUD in for 5 years prior to having the surgery. I did not have a period in all that time. Now, 3 months post op I'm getting them randomly (and multiple spotting events in a month) and I really hate it. I have ruined underwear that doesn't fit me anymore which isn't a problem but when I gave in and bought new underwear I accidentally ruined that. I finally gave in and bought tampons and will have to buy panty liners to save my new undies. I had a post op visit today and the doctor just threw up her hands and was like, "We can never guess what it will do to you" and she was happy that I understood the random nature of the recovery process.

Good luck. I'm following this thread for anyone who has answers because I'm looking for them too!

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