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talia22ttalia22 Posts: 15
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:42 AM in Recovering from Surgery
OK sorry i have no idea where to put this question but i had my surgery on the 15th of Jan and that is also the first day of my last menstrual cycle. I missed this month and still havent gotten it. i am usually pretty on time with it..But i was wondering if this is normal and happened to anyone else?


  • It is not uncommon to have many different systems affected by general anesthesia. Hormones are most definitely affected. I wouldn't worry about it. It often takes a couple months to get over all the effects of anesthesia. You might ask your doctor just to be on the safe side...but being a surgeon, he probably won't have a clue!!
  • All of the stress that comes with surgery can mess with your cycles. I would just give your body time time to adjust and get back to normal.

    Take care, Lisa
  • I've had exactly the opposite situation. Being per-menopausal, I've been extremely irregular the past couple of years. More often than not, I don't have a period. Since my surgery, I get a period like clockwork every month. Obviously, the surgery affected my hormone levels. I wonder how long the effect will last...
  • I missed mine the month after surgery. I had actually just finished prior to surgery. The trauma to my body brought it back, then skipped a month.
    Herniated discs & DDD at L4-L5 and L5-S1; ALIF L4-L5 & L5-S1 on 1/10/2014;
  • Is it possible you could be pregnant? My cycle didn't get messed up but in am always extremely regular (except when I was going to the pain clinic for steroid injections - that messed me up and gave me an ovarian cyst!)
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