Friday, December 23, 2005

Decorations of red...

It just so happens that today is day 28 of my cycle. And guess what?? I have a holiday guest.

Should I be *getting* a period while taking estrogen, anyway? And does this mean that I will bleed for a week now, and then again when I stop taking the provera in three weeks?

Any insight from those with experience (*cough*Lorem) would be appreciated.

ETA: Called the RE's office and apparently this is totally normal... and not having one would have been normal, too. In other words, after surgery there is really no standard; I may spot when I finish the provera, may have a full period, or may do none of the above.


Blogger Lorem ipsum said...

Well, if you look at my chart covering October (my surgery was on the 11th) you'll see that I spotted a lot for that cycle, even period-style bleeding at times. I got a 'real' (definitely in quotes) period because my RE had me go off the estrogen and birth control pill after three weeks, then a week off, then back on again for another three weeks. So bleeding is bleeding, and period is, well, something else. It's similar with a D&C or any uterine surgery or (I suppose) birth - there's uterine trauma, so it's going to bleed for awhile 'cause it's delicate skin and not used to the wear and tear the outside of our bodies deal with on a daily basis.

When will you be cleared to try again? 'Cause I wouldn't really worry about it until that cycle.

Hope that helps.

12/23/2005 12:01 PM  
Blogger Lisa P. said...

After my HSG... which I need to schedule after my next "real" period. There's the rub... I have to know when exactly that is. Oh well.

I have cramps now, so I do think this is my period. I had hardly any bleeding at all from the surgery, really, and this is distinctly different.

12/23/2005 6:39 PM  

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