Missed Period After Tummy Tuck

I had my last period on May 5th, got TT surgery on June 17th and I still haven't gotten my period. I had done several pregnancy test but their are all negavite. Could surgery have delay my period??

Doctor Answers 3

Missed Period after Surgery

Thank you for the question.

It is not unusual for patients' menstrual cycles  to be  delayed after surgery.  This typically resumes its normal cycle to 3 months after surgery;  if not a visit with your GYN will be helpful.

Best wishes.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Missed periods after TT

Surgery is stressful to the body and your hormones can become unbalanced for awhile.  It is not uncommon for a period to come early or late.  You have done the pregnancy tests so it's reasonably safe to assume you are not pregnant, but after three months I would see a doctor if no period arrives.

Lori H. Saltz, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Hormonal stress from surgery

The stress of surgery can wreck havoc on your hormonal system and can cause periods to come early or stop.  If this doesn't resolve soon, please go to your gyn for a checkup.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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