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12-08-2008, 06:14 PM
When I had my surgery, I was in the midst of my period (remember how upset I was about that?) Wednesday will be 8 weeks since my surgery.

I haven't had a period yet. Not that I'm so unhappy about it, LOL, but I was just wondering how long is too long. There is no chance of being pregnant since my hubby had a V. years ago.

I wonder if surgrey could have kicked me into peri-menopause. Prior to this I was always more than regular, about every 26 days.

12-08-2008, 07:25 PM
Count your blessings! I had 9 periods in 4 months following my surgery. I had to go on the pill at 46 to get them back in sync. Surgery really messes your system up. Sorry I can't answer your question about how long before things are back to normal, hopefully soon though. Glad you are doing well and pushing hard in recovery.

12-08-2008, 08:13 PM
I just had to reply on this one. I can only imagine the impact that this surgery has on your body and including hormonal system. My experience is from the other side. My son had surgery one and a half years ago. I was expecting my period the day after his surgery, well I didn't get it and it was three whole months before I did get it. I was always right on time and I have since been totally on time like clockwork. I can only attribute it to major stress and worry. So I would think in time you will return to your old routine.


12-08-2008, 08:20 PM
Debbe - Sounds like a cool problem to have....lol...kidding of course. Thats funny that you bring this us as I was recently counting the days to see if I would have to bother with my period while in the hospital. I should be mid cycle then....but then again, we all know how stress effects everything. I would say that if you dont get it w/in 3 months, you should call your OB just to make sure nothing else is going on. While you know you arent pregnant, you should still make sure everything else healthy & in order. Take care!

12-08-2008, 10:14 PM
I didn't get my period after surgery until about 4 months or so afterwards when i started taking birth control again. Although, my periods were really irregular beforehand so I wasn't really surprised that I never really got it after surgery until help from hormones came. I'm sure your ok, just give your body some time to recover.

12-09-2008, 02:55 AM
HI Debbe
I think this is quite usual. I got mine the week before I went in and then not again until about 10/11 weeks after. Since that things pretty much gone back to normal for me which is regular every month. Hope this sets your mind at rest.
Keep up the healing!

12-09-2008, 07:13 AM
Thanks so much everyone, for all the replies. I'll wait another month or so and I think by that time I have to go for a pap anyway so I'll ask the Dr. I'm really not complaining about this one :) but was just curious what happened to everyone else. Between the shock to the system from the surgery itself and the stress I put myself thru worrying about it, I gues it's not surprising.

Thanks again,

12-09-2008, 10:30 AM
On the other end of the spectrum, I havenít had one freaking hot flash since my surgery. YAY!!!:D

12-09-2008, 10:52 AM
On the other end of the spectrum, I havenít had one freaking hot flash since my surgery. YAY!!!:D


Good for you!! It's amazing to me still how much this surgery messes with our whole bodies. And amazing to me also how we are actually able to recover!

12-09-2008, 01:47 PM
Even with my little 20 minute surgery to remove the cross piece on the 11th I am all screwed up. I have now had 2 periods since that surgery. I never would have thought such a short surgery would have messed with my system again.