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So i had my sleeve surgery last Monday, the 16th. I had my regularly scheduled period May 6-10th. Today it started again. No pain, no cramping, none of my usual symptoms. Is this my body resetting itself? Is this because the weight loss released estrogen into my system and my plumbing needed to be flushed? My OB/GYN was zero help with this and I’m just looking to see if anyone else experienced this. Please don’t flood me with “call the surgeon” because I’m not necessarily concerned, just looking to see if this has happened to others. I see him tomorrow for my post op as well.

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4 minutes ago, Sunshine Princess said:

So i had my sleeve surgery last Monday, the 16th. I had my regularly scheduled period May 6-10th. Today it started again. No pain, no cramping, none of my usual symptoms. Is this my body resetting itself? Is this because the weight loss released estrogen into my system and my plumbing needed to be flushed? My OB/GYN was zero help with this and I’m just looking to see if anyone else experienced this. Please don’t flood me with “call the surgeon” because I’m not necessarily concerned, just looking to see if this has happened to others. I see him tomorrow for my post op as well.

It's normal 😁

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1 hour ago, Sunshine Princess said:

So i had my sleeve surgery last Monday, the 16th. I had my regularly scheduled period May 6-10th. Today it started again. No pain, no cramping, none of my usual symptoms. Is this my body resetting itself? Is this because the weight loss released estrogen into my system and my plumbing needed to be flushed? My OB/GYN was zero help with this and I’m just looking to see if anyone else experienced this. Please don’t flood me with “call the surgeon” because I’m not necessarily concerned, just looking to see if this has happened to others. I see him tomorrow for my post op as well.

It can happen and does happen due to the hormonal changes that you have been going through since the operation. It's one of those things that you never hear about until it happens to you. Fingers crossed that it will settle again.

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This happens and then the opposite happens. Still waiting for mine to show up post op ⏱ tick tock! 🤣

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Oestrogen is stored in your fat & as you lose weight, the oestrogen is released into your blood stream & messes up your usual cycle: heavier, lighter, more or less frequent, more or fewer PMT symptoms. It may continue for a few months. Plus the stress of the surgery can throw things out of whack too so you)43 being hit from two directions. .

PS - the extra oestrogen can make you extra fertile too so some surgeons recommend doubling up on contraception.

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Mine was messed up for a few months post surgery. Returned to normal the fourth month I think.

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Thanks everyone ! My surgeon confirmed it's normal and I should see some regularity around month three! My OB/GYN is a bit of a dingbat. She's never been very helpful in the past so I'm not surprised she was no help.

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16 hours ago, Arabesque said:

Oestrogen is stored in your fat & as you lose weight, the oestrogen is released into your blood stream & messes up your usual cycle: heavier, lighter, more or less frequent, more or fewer PMT symptoms. It may continue for a few months. Plus the stress of the surgery can throw things out of whack too so you)43 being hit from two directions. .

PS - the extra oestrogen can make you extra fertile too so some surgeons recommend doubling up on contraception.

This is a no baby zone!!! We will definitely double up on the contraception.

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