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It's funny cuz I had everything removed and I still feel like I'm on cycle. Thank God for no period and sickness but I feel bloated and *****y, today as a matter of fact and this is when I would be due for my period.
yes, if you still have your ovaries and they are "working" you will still have a "cycle" each month - you will still ovulate and your body will experience all that goes with it, except for the period since the uterus is gone.
I am sure I was ovulating at the end of last week, because of the way I was feeling. I was a bit crampy but it only lasted about a day, maybe a little longer.
As the ((ladies)) have said above ~ if you still have your ovaries then you will still "cycle" since it's the ovaries that are responsible for that. I kept mine and my cycles (including PMS) are unchanged.
Oh no! My DH is going to be so horrified to learn that the PMS symptoms aren't gone with the uterus! HEEHEE!
I have thought that I was cycling, a little crampy but hard to tell since the surgery twinges are still there occasionally, and some breast tenderness and breakouts. Hey, I will take all that since I don't have to deal with the red tide 2X a month.
I had my surgery 12/07/07 and I can still tell when I am supposed to have my period because my breasts get sore. I was never on a regular schedule, but you know that feeling. I guess the ovaries are still doing their job, even if there's no uterus finish it out.
I have had one "period" since my surgery and I knew when it was happening because I too got the sore breast, crampy feeling, and a little grouchy. I thank God for ALL of those symtoms because that means my ovaries are working and I don't have to worry with HRT. I feel so much better since my surgery though, so I have nothing to complain about in the "period" department. Hope this helps!
thanks for posting that. i was just wondering that yesterday. my breasts were sore and big and i was a little crampy all weekend. Then i realized that i would have gotten my period yesterday. It felt weird.