Should you get your period after you have your tubes tied?????
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NIcole is right on. You had the tubes that release an egg tied off. You did not have your ovaries or uterus removed (Thank God!) so your body will operate as normal in evey way except in the release of an egg to be fertilized.
You do not want to change that as then you will go through menopause the rest of your life instead of normal cycles. Regular hormones are far far better than no hormones to regulate your body with!
You are a woman and no drugs or operations can change what your body needs to do to keep you healthy. Drugs on a regular basis will lead to problems and so will changing your body physically.
Relax and enjoy who you are.
Kelly - posted on 02/01/2009
Hi! Often when breastfeeding you won't have a period. I breastfed my last one for 15 months. I didn't have a period for 9 months of that time, and then they started back. I had my tubes tied when I had her also. Having a tubal doesn't keep you from having a period. It keeps the egg from getting to the uterus, but that doesn't keep your period from happening, it just keeps you from getting pregnant. As a matter of fact, many women have heavier, worse periods after having a tubal. I just read another thread about that on here a few days ago. It is very common. So, I guess you are just lucky right now; don't worry, they will start back.
Sarah - posted on 02/02/2009
Your doctor would best be able to ease any worries but I have had my tubes tied and yes you will still get your monthly cycle.... although while I was breast feeding I did not have my cycle but again every woman's body is different.
Beth - posted on 02/02/2009
Hi Nicole! This is perfectly normal. I had my tubes tied over 3 years ago, and you do get normal periods and ovulation. However, because you are breastfeeding, your period may not come down at all. I had my period even when nursing, but I know many women who didn't get their period the entire time they nursed, some well over a year. I wish I would've been like that....accept the gift..LOL
Jamilla - posted on 02/01/2009
If you're exclusively brestfeeding then it is possible to not have a menstrual cycle until you ween him or decrease how often he nurses. I breastfed my son until he was ten months old and didn't have a period until he was 8 months old when I started introducing formula. If you are really worried, see your doctor.
Juniper - posted on 02/01/2009
Definatley double check with the doctor.
However your tubes being tied has to do with the release of a fertile egg. The periods that happen is the change in hormones when the woman doesn't get pregnant and they then shed the linning of the uterus. I would think that this would happen till metaupause when you have no more eggs. Cause they didn't take out your ovaries they still release an egg (which gets absorbed into the body) making your body think it can get pregnant so it should prepare for it.
Hope that made sense.
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