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Is this normal?

I got a period (a pretty heavy one) about a week after my surgery in September and since then, nothing. I'm 39, I'm not on any kind of hormonal birth control (and not sexually active so I'm NOT pregnant). I've never been formally diagnosed with PCOS but it's been suspected. My mother went through menopause really young (early 40s). I don't have any children.

For the first few months following my surgery, between some new food sensitivities and just general adjustment, I had problems getting enough food in my system (I was running on maybe 200 calories a day because it was all I could comfortably ingest). I wonder if that has something to do with it but now that issue has been largely resolved and I'm up toward 600 a day and hitting my Protein goals most of the time (and able to get all my Vitamins down too!) so I thought this would have been resolved by now but nope!

I wouldn't be heartbroken if I found out I was going through menopause already, but I just wanted to ask the brain trust if anyone else had this experience or not?

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a lot of women post about screwed up cycles the first few months after surgery - estrogen is stored in fat cells, and the theory is that it's released due to the rapid weight loss. It does stabilize after a few months. Maybe that's what's going on??

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Mine was messed up post surgery too. I actually had mine more often. Wish I had your problem. Lol. Mine was back to normal around five months I think.

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Oestrogen is stored in your fat (the more fat the more oestrogen is stored) so as you lose weight it is released into your body & basically can screw everything up. It’s quite common for cycles to be strange for a while: lighter or heavier periods, more or less frequent, more or fewer mood swings, etc.

Have a chat with your doctor & ask for a blood test to check your hormone levels. It could explain what’s going on whether too many oestrogen hormones or not enough or other hormones being out of whack.

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Agree with what everyone said. I wouldn't assume it's menopause. I didn't get my period for several months after surgery. I hadn't had it for ten years since I'd been on continuous cycling birth control (I HATE my period) but I thought I'd just wait for my period to come back before starting the pill again. I also was not sexually active so I knew I wasn't pregnant.

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