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Could major back surgery affect your menstrual cycle?

Could major back surgery affect your menstrual cycle?

Yes: Major spine surgery in menstration women such as scoliosis correction often triggers menstration due to the physiological stress of the surgery. Cycles should normalize a few months afterwards. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I had major back surgery on 6 february when should I expect to get my energy and stuff back i had three distri placed an spinal fusion?

I had major back surgery on 6 february when should I expect to get my energy and stuff back i had three distri placed an spinal fusion?

Allow time: For bone fusion, surgical wound to heal. Muscles will atrophy during inactivity so star a strengthening program, progressing slowly. Physical therapy will guide you for specifics, ggod luck. ...Read more

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I had major back surgery on january 6 the replace three disc and spinal fusion i'm doing pt how long will it take for me to get my energy back?

I had major back surgery on january 6 the replace three disc and spinal fusion i'm doing pt how long will it take for me to get my energy back?

Back surgery: This answer depends on many factors. Your doctor is the one that knows your exact situation and can answer your questions. ...Read more

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What causes blood pressure to drop to84 62 one my normal blood pressure is between 139 140/8085 i just had major back surgery and it's been really low?

What causes blood pressure to drop to84 62 one my normal blood pressure is between 139 140/8085 i just had major back surgery and it's been really low?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes of low blood pressure in a post surgical patient. I would sure let your doctor know. Potential causes could include a low blood count, a reaction to your medication, heart failure or even a heart attack. Again, i would sure let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Failed back surgery resulting in major stress and anxiety. In a depression and suffering from anxiety. Not normal for me. Is this permanent? Meds?

Failed back surgery resulting in major stress and anxiety.  In a depression and suffering from anxiety. Not normal for me. Is this permanent? Meds?

Sorry to hear about: Your continued back pain. You may benefit from the books of john sarnom, md. He specializes in back pain from a psychological point of view. Peace and good health. Anxiety may be an adjustment reaction, which resolves over time but you can help it along w/therapy. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have had major back surgery and fusions, in the process I have lost like 20 lbs. What can I use to help gain it back?

I have had major back surgery and fusions, in the process I have lost like 20 lbs. What can I use to help gain it back?

Postop nutrition : Healing spinal fusion surgery requires optimal nutrition. It is very common to lose weight as recovery requires a great deal of energy and increased metabolism. These can deplete your body stores and result in unplanned weight loss. Supplemental nutrition shakes, such as Ensure or Boost, along with a balanced diet can be helpful in the postoperative period to promote healing. ...Read more

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I had two major surgeries, neck fusion/hip graft and back surgery. How can I prevent these severe pain every morning?

I had two major surgeries, neck fusion/hip graft and back surgery. How can I prevent these severe pain every morning?

Chronic pain: It sounds like you have chronic pain despite 2 prior spinal surgeries. Your best chance of improvement lies in aggressive conservative treatments - aggressive physical therapy, increased activity, regular exercise, smoking cessation, weight loss, improved diet. Beyond that you're facing potentially chronic treatments which, at your age, you'd like to avoid if possible, such as pain management. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


Back Surgery (Definition)

Any surg that enters the muscles & beyond. Usually means involving work on the bone structurs disks r considered back surgery. They include a multitude of procedures. 2 ...Read more