I am still recovering from Gallbladder removal surgery earlier this month and have already pestered the surgeon and my Internist with too many questions about every twinge I have had since.
So I have a question about my period after having Gallbladder removal surgery.
I had my period that ended on 7 January. I then had orthoscopic gallbladder removal surgery on 13 January. For the surgery they cut 4 small incisions in my abdomen so they could get tools and whatnot in there and then they filled my abdominal cavity with air (a specific gas but I cant remember exactly which one).
During recovery my abdominal wall has been bruised feeling and sore (normal). But now I am hitting the typical week prior to my period and I am having some weirder than normal PMS stuff going on. Normally I have a few symptoms such as breast tenderness, bloating, cravings (Ice cream or cheeseburgers), fatigue, and moodiness. Once I get my period I get cramps on the first full day and bleed like the red sea then after that its merely just a tad annoying.
I have had period feeling cramps for 3 days now…and no period. No other pms symptoms (other than food craving but that could also be my appetite FINALLY coming back after the surgery) No bowel obstructions (gallbladder removal has had the anti constipating effect) no possibility of pregnancy (4 years celibate), Should have started yesterday.
SO now the question, Has anyone else had menstrual irregularities or permanent changes to the cycle/symptoms after having gallbladder or similar surgeries?
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