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Offline yodalover

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Question for the Ladies (might be TMI for the men)
« on: February 09, 2004, 03:10:41 PM »
For you ladies who have had knee surgery...  did you find that your time-of-the-month gets out of wack?

Mine is 4 days late so far, and I KNOW i'm not pregnant...  (unless by immaculate conception :) )

Can having surgery mess with things?   What about the inactivity durinig recovery?   Or meds?

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Re: Question for the Ladies (might be TMI for the
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2004, 04:19:16 PM »
There are a number of things that can throw off your cycle.  Medications certainly can, stress is also a big factor.  It's more related to a change in things than any one factor.

It is quite common for athletes to stop cycling during their season.  I've seen somewhere that this may be an adaptation to protect against ligament injuries since the change in hormones causes ligament laxity.  When I played soccer in college, my best friend was on birthcontrol so she would not have her period since her OS believed that her repeated ACL tears was due to severe hormone fluxuations.  
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Re: Question for the Ladies (might be TMI for the
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2004, 04:36:08 PM »
Hey !!

Yep, there are lots of things which can change your period. F.i. meds,trauma, stress. I'm sure you will get it as soon as your body feel in order again. I had backsurgery 3 years ago and got my period 2 weeks earlier then normal, had only 14 days between. So just relax and it will come in no time.

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Re: Question for the Ladies (might be TMI for the
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2004, 10:11:37 PM »
Surgery can throw it off, the other is the meds.  MEdications really mess with my cycle! inactivity, weight loss, weight gain, stress they can all play a roll.  
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