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Period at time of surgery ~ what happens? Period at time of surgery ~ what happens?

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Unread 07-03-2008, 07:11 PM
Period at time of surgery ~ what happens?

It's possible I might be on mine at that time, and I was wondering since I'm having a TAH do they put a pad or something there during the surgery?
I'm hoping I won't be though. yuck
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Unread 07-04-2008, 08:14 AM
Period at time of surgery ~ what happens?

Hi blondie08

I didn't have my period at the time of surgery but woke up with a pad anyway! Please try not to worry ~ I'm sure they'll take care of it for you, if that's the case.

I hope some of your ((sisters)) who can relate will be along soon to share.

Sending all good wishes for your surgery!

Unread 07-04-2008, 08:21 AM
Period at time of surgery ~ what happens?

I had mine during surgery, but when I woke I just spotted for a day. By the next night it was done.
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Unread 07-04-2008, 08:32 AM
Period at time of surgery ~ what happens?

my doc has a great sense of humor, I asked him what happens if I am bleeding at time of surgery..he giggled and said "we'll be taking care of that directly.." lol he's a funny guy. but yeah no worries won't affect it.
peace chris
Unread 07-04-2008, 08:34 AM
Period at time of surgery ~ what happens?

I started the period on the morning of my surgery. I wore a sticky pad to the hospital and told the nurse. When I had to get undressed and put on the gown, she told me to just kind of hold the pad between my legs since I couldn't go into surgery wearing panties.

When I woke up, there was another pad in place to catch any vaginal discharge but I had very little.
Unread 07-04-2008, 09:12 AM
Period at time of surgery ~ what happens?

My period started just a few days before my surgery. It didn't make any difference to my doctor--surgery went ahead as scheduled. I told the nurse when I arrived at the hospital and she handed me a pad along with a lovely pair of disposable mesh panties. Obviously they were removed at some point before the operation started so I could be prepped but I was blissfully unaware due to the Versed given while I was still in the holding area and from the anesthetic for the actual surgery. I had a pad in place after surgery but a panty liner would have been more than enough as I had very little bleeding or discharge after surgery.

Good luck for your big day!

Unread 07-04-2008, 09:50 AM
Period at time of surgery ~ what happens?

Go in bleeding.......................................Come out not bleeding

No really it's not a problem and they see it all the time. A lot of us bleed so much there is no way to schedule surgery around it.

I wasn't on mine but I still woke up with a pad between my legs to catch any from the vaginal cuff.
Unread 07-04-2008, 09:56 AM
Period at time of surgery ~ what happens?

Thanks for asking this question as I too am worried.
My cycle is ever-changing and can be as short as 24 days (I hate that) to 35 days. Lately, it's a short cycle with long periods, which allows my uterus to torture me more each month. The way I figure it, if my body does 24-27 days, I'm guaranteed to be on my cycle. If it goes 28 days this month and next, I'll miss it by a day. Unfortunately, I'm just not that lucky.
Unread 07-04-2008, 10:08 AM
Period at time of surgery ~ what happens?

Hi there,

I too was bleeding at the time of my surgery due to having two long cycles that month...doc said not a problem. I went in wearing a pad, and they placed one of those large bed liners on top of my sheet after I had to undress. I too woke up with a pad in place, but only a small amount of discharge for the first 12-18 hours--went home from the hospital pad-free!

I wish you both all the best for an uneventful surgery & a speedy recovery! Please take care.

Sincerely, Trish
Unread 07-04-2008, 03:04 PM
Period at time of surgery ~ what happens?

Hey! I was wondering that too!!
If I'm al ittle early, I'll see Auntie Flo' before surgery. I hope not. One last time in July then that's it FOREVER! I've been scheduled for Aug.19/2008.
I work in the hospital and I'm sure it doesn't really matter one way or the other. I will ask the doc though. I'm a tampon girl.

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