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Surgery and my monthy cycle

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Does anyone know if surgery will mess with my monthly cycle? My period was due 5 days ago and still no sign of it. Monday will be 4 weeks since my surgery. The Dr. never said this may be an issue and I was just curious if any other women on the board have had problems with their cycles after surgery.


  • I was freaked out when I didn't start for over 6 weeks after my first surgery. I think either the oral steroids (look at the side effects if you are taking these) or the surgery itself caused the delay.

  • It is extremely common for any major stress on the body,(ranging from social stress like losing a job, to physical stress like fever, surgery, infection, medications like steroids) to cause an alteration or delayed menstrual cycle. Your surgery was a major stress, so it in and of itself could have interrupted normal cycles even if your ran like clockwork before. However, if there is any chance whatsoever (i.e. you were sexually active, even if using birth control) that you could be pregnant, get tested ASAP. You get alot of exposures (radiation from flouroscopy) and medications during that surgery that can cause serious birth defects so be sure and check ASAP. They usually do a blood or urine test right before surgery to make sure your not pregnant at the time of surgery, but tests can sometimes be wrong.
  • Thank God i'm not alone!!!
    6 weeks past due for me since surgery.
    I told my husband that the Dr accidentally zapped my ovaries or that he told him to.lol
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