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So just wandering if this has happened to anyone else. I was well and truly on the way to menopause before surgery, I hadn't had a period for six months and hadn't had a "regular" cycle for over 12 months. The day after surgery I get a period ok that's fine but as I lost weight my periods start to become semi regular again ??? I am 56 and thinking they should have stopped by now. So just curious if this has happened to anyone else

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From what I understand, hormones are stored in fat. When we lose weight, those hormones go into our blood. So, things that may have stopped functioning the way they were supposed to - because of the weight - begin functioning again. :)

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I had the same thing happen. It had been over 4 months since my last period and a year of it being unpredictable but since the surgery its back to its monthly self. I was looking forward to it being gone too lol.

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Sorry, I know this comment isn’t helpful, but THANK GOD i had a hysterectomy.

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Another one of those everyone’s different things I think. I understand they can continue to be erratic for a while for some. Have you had a blood test to check your hormone levels? They’re a good indicator of what stage you’re at. My GP checks my levels every now & again as a comparative even though I very menopausal.

My mother is 83 & still takes HRT. If she goes off them she gets hot flushes, becomes cranky & argumentative, etc. She often laments wasn't menopause supposed to stop 20 years ago (& she started having symptoms in her early 40s - wasn’t pleasant either). Thankfully I haven’t followed after her & our peri/menopausal experience has been very different.

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My period has become more regular again, and I think I was in perimenopause before hand. I think being healthier makes your body go back to a healthy(yet annoying) cycle.

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On 3/7/2023 at 3:08 PM, Sigh said:

Sorry, I know this comment isn’t helpful, but THANK GOD i had a hysterectomy.

I thought the exact same thing! 😂

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