Menstruation after Surgery

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Registered: 10-04-2003
Menstruation after Surgery
Sat, 10-04-2003 - 3:35pm
I would love to hear from anyone who has experienced any delay in their periods following surgery. I recently had surgery on my right breast for an infection and did not get my period the following month (or yet). The surgery was the last day of August and I am usually very regular (28 - 30 days).
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Registered: 03-20-2003
Sun, 10-05-2003 - 10:44pm

Hi irish3103,

That's a good question.



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Registered: 08-29-2003
Mon, 10-20-2003 - 11:55pm
Irish -

When I had my first surgery last year, I experienced the same delay in my periods you did. I missed one month, and then spotted the other. My doctor assured me that there was no cause for concern, it was just an affect of the surgery and the stress that came with it. She said you could either just wait a few months for everything to return back to normal, or start birth control pills to regulate it. I decided to use the BCPs so that I didn't have to worry about the spotting.

Best of luck,