So this is kind of an embarassing/very personal subject to talk about but I know I can find some answers on here...hopefully
I had PLIF done 11-18-08, so I am about 8 1/2 weeks post op and doing pretty well. I have lowered my intake of meds to only 1 Dilaudid daily and 1 morphine daily and taking still 3-4 percocet a day.
My question is, I got my period the day I was released from the hospital which was 11-21-08, but I have not gotten it since. My husband and I have been intimate, not very much it is still pretty painful to tolerate. I took a test and it was negative. I guess I am wondering, can the trauma from the surgery effect a womans menstraul cycle? I lost quite a bit of blood as they told me they almost had to do a transfusion, the surgery was 4 hours long. I am a pretty small person as it is I haven't lost a drastic amount of weight since the surgery probably only a few pounds so I can't imagine that being the problem.
Just wondering if this happened to any other woman after surgery. I know the meds can sometimes have an effect on hormones so I am aware that could be a possiblity.
If anyone has any insight it would be very much appreciated! Hope everyone is having a good day I know us spineys have our good and bad days!
>:D< >:D< >:D< -Michelle