Log In Sign Up

Surgery and periods


Forum: Trying to Conceive Your First Child

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Trying to Conceive Your First Child LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
September 19th, 2013, 07:56 AM
Mbwebb11212's Avatar Veteran
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Tewksbury, MA
Posts: 355
At the end of June I had a horrible gallbladder attack and ended up having it removed on June 24th. I had my period when I had the surgery and my period actually lasted over 10 days but I figured it was the surgery. In July my period didn't come until day 38, which is very late for me, but again I figured it was due to my surgery. In August my period came on day 26 which is slightly early for me but I figured my body was starting to regulate.

Now that I'm on day 30 and no period but my PMS is the worst I've ever experienced and I got a negative this morning I decided to google to see if there is any correlation between gall bladder surgery and having you're period be out of whack and a ton of websites came up with multiple women stating that all of them had irregular cycles after having their gall bladder out. Their OB's can't figure out what the problem is. Has anyone ever had surgery and experienced this? Could I still get pregnant even with my periods so out of whack? I used the OPK's so I know when I'm fertile.
__________________




Reply With Quote
  #2  
September 19th, 2013, 10:34 AM
momology's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 6,294
The only type of surgeries I have had have been D&Cs but they told me up front that those may cause irregular cycle so I am not sure i can really compare. It is possible to get pregnant with irregular cycles - keep in mind that a positive OPK does not necessarily mean you have ovulated just that your body is gearing up to try and ovulate. I know stress can cause irregular cycles so maybe the surgery caused some stress in your life as well? I hope your body regulates soon
__________________

Thank you *Kiliki* for the amazing siggy!!

Expecting our first baby August 25th, 2014!!!


Reply With Quote
  #3  
September 19th, 2013, 11:07 AM
plan4fate's Avatar I may bend, but not break
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 26,294
Send a message via MSN to plan4fate
I've never really had an surgeries either. But I now it can take a while for the body to bounce back after any type of trauma. Reproduction is pretty low on the list of important bodily functions while healing. lol

I'd give it at least two more cycles, if things haven't returned to normal by then, I'd make an appointment with the doctor. With the gall bladder being out, your body may have difficulties using your foods properly until it learns how to function with out the bile from the gall bladder. it is very possible that it might send your hormones out of whack at first because what we eat can certainly impact what our body does.
__________________
~TTC #1 together 2 years and counting ~


Awesome siggy made by Jaidynsmum
Matthew&Mark 08/24/2005 9w1d, Mattie Anne 04/07/2008 8w Mel|&Dee 01/19/2010 (8 weeks) and 5 chemical pregnancies
Hope 07/22/2012@4w1d, Konnor 11/24/2012@3w6d,"Emmy"1/15/2013@ 3w6d, Ronen 02/10/2013@3w5d, Joy 07/19/2013@3w6d, "Pea" 09/06/2013@ 3w3d

Me: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, PCOS, Insulin resistant
175mcg Synthyroid, 1500mg Metformin
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motillity
Seeing MFI specialist/RE in 2015
Attempting vitamins for remainder of 2014
Reply With Quote
  #4  
September 19th, 2013, 11:14 AM
butterfly721's Avatar TTC #1
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,613
The only surgeries I've had other than my D&C was getting my tonsils out and getting my wisdom teeth removed. So I'm not sure about the gall bladder surgery. I think it would be worthwhile to make an appointment with your doctor. It might be one of those things that is different for every person, so it's kind of hard to advise on what it might be.
__________________
April 8.16.13
Reply With Quote
  #5  
September 19th, 2013, 11:59 AM
Mbwebb11212's Avatar Veteran
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Tewksbury, MA
Posts: 355
Thank you ladies. I appreciate everyone's input. Although I usually try to avoid googling stuff I did look up how your cycle can be affected after a surgery, primarily having the gall bladder removed and quite a few women said it threw their cycle off.

I'll take Ashley's advice and see how I am after a few cycles. Although, my cycles are never regular they're usually within the same window so hopefully I'll go back to my "only slightly irregular" cycles soon.
__________________




Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:55 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0