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Forum Name: Gynecology


 LenHen30 - Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:51 am


On the 10th May 2010 I had laproscopy surgery to remove an ovarian cyst. During the procedure they found severe endometrosis on my bladder, bowel, a further cyst on my other ovary and my tubes were stuck to my bowel and bladder. After surgery I bled for a day and then after a day break the bleeding became heavier and the Consultant said that it was porbably my period.

To help with the endometrosis the Consultant wanted me to go onto the oral contraceptive pill which I started on my first day of my last period. I am now on my seven day break and I started bleeding yesterday but (sorry to be graphic) I only knew I was bleeding when I went to the toliet and wiped myself. I expected that my period would become heavier the next day. The next day arrives and the bleeding is even lighter then yesterday and, again only when I wipe myself, do I see some mediumish brown discharge.

I have been on the pill many years ago, same brand, and never experienced this problem before and thought that it could be conntected to the surgery that I have undertaken and was wondering whether I should visit my GP. If this is common and not something I should worry about then I don't wish to waste their time,

I thank you for taking the time to read this and look forward to your response.

Thanks :-)
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:29 pm

User avatar Hello,
A light period is almost never a serious concern, especially when on the pill. Cycles can also be altered with surgery and other stresses. I would just see what happens over time since the pattern is more significant than a single monthly bleed. it is not uncommon to miss a period completely.

Best wishes.

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