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babbs917
07-16-2006, 10:28 PM
I am scheduled for a/p surgery on July 20th, in Royal Oak MI, and should have had my period by now. No, I am not pregnant.... Does anyone know if it will delay my surgery if I say, start just before the 20th? :confused:

This is a great site and thanks to all who have posted, I have found out alot of useful information here!

LindaRacine
07-17-2006, 12:10 AM
Hi Babbs...

I don't think so. Surgery often brings on one's period, even when it's not due.

Regards,
Linda

Elishadunaway
07-17-2006, 02:49 PM
Well good luck on your surgery! Mine is scheduled for July 27th. I had the same question you have, and my period is due to start around the time of my surgery. I've heard and read everywhere though, that whether you're due or not it, more than likely, will start while you're in the hospital anyway! I wouldn't worry about it (you have other more important issues at hand right now!) and I'm sure the hospital will be well-prepared for it. You just concentrate on recuperating! Hope all goes well and best wishes for a speedy recovery! :)

Elisha
Abilene, TX

Singer
07-17-2006, 04:37 PM
All t hese posts make me glad I'm post menopausal!! .....one less thing to worry about when they slice and dice me next year.... :cool:

bbest
07-17-2006, 04:42 PM
I also started my period in the hospital and I was not due at the time. Surgery, and the trauma it causes the body, brings it on. I'll tell you what, nothing works for cramps quite like morphine! :)

SpineWhine
07-17-2006, 05:11 PM
Yep, I started the hospital too, even though I wasn't due. BTW - my surgery was also at Beaumont RO, and they only had maternity pads. So, to be prepared, I would pack some "period panties" and bring your own feminine supplies. Good luck to you!

Cakedec
07-17-2006, 05:29 PM
Hi Elishadunaway and Babbs917,

My surgery is 7/24 in Grand Rapids, MI and my cycle was last week, but it sounds like it will start up again, so I guess we'd better be prepared.

Good luck to both of you--it sounds like we'll both be back on the board reporting how it went in about a month or so.

Deb

sweetness514
07-17-2006, 06:32 PM
That's strange that my period didn't start when I had my first surgery and actually, delayed it a few months. The doctors told me that surgery could bring irregular cycles.

It did start after a few days that I had this last surgery in December, but I was walking by then and took care of it, however annoying that was.

slprncess
07-18-2006, 02:09 AM
Mine too started when i was in the hospital. Actually when i had my very first surgery is when i started my very first period. Really sucked but that was the least of my worries. All of my other surgeries i have been on birth control so that has kept them from starting in the hospital. So glad!
Hopefully i dont have any problems for my surgery in Aug. Hopefully no unexpected periods! That would be the last thing i need!

fitiani33
07-18-2006, 06:03 PM
Babbs and Spinewhine if you don't mind me asking who was your surgeon? I too had my surgery at Beaumont Royal Oak with Dr. Fischgrund my spine surgeon and Dr. Courtney as my general surgeon. I had it done about a month ago on June 5th. And on the other note, I wasn't due but started the 2nd or 3rd day in the hospital. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

Stephanie

katiev25
07-18-2006, 08:58 PM
Hi everyone. My period was due about a week before my surgery but didn't come at all and still hasn't. Not that I'm complaining, but it does make me worry about something else now being why would i not get them at all and most other people get them right after surgery, due or not. However, I have lost a lot of weight and was very anxious before the surgery which could be why they havn't shown up yet.

Shari
07-19-2006, 01:59 AM
Hi Katie,

Don't worry, I thought the same thing. I sent my husband out to get pads the day I got home from the hospital. All I had was tampons, and with my brace I couldn't reach that area. I didn't have a period for the entire time I was in that brace.

Shari

sweetness514
07-19-2006, 06:29 PM
I think I mentioned it earlier that I didn't get my period for two months after surgery, and the doc told me it was normal- irregular periods are to be expected.

Marcia
07-19-2006, 09:03 PM
I guess for once I can be thankful that I am so old and dealing with scoliosis surgery. I just found out something good about menopause!!!