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I have polycystic ovaries, and in April I got sterilized. My

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I have polycystic ovaries, and in April I got sterilized. My periods have always been between 32-35 days around 5 weeks apart. Since coming back from honeymoon in August my period was 42 days apart I done a pregnancy test which came back negative. Now I am bleeding again. My period started 5th Sept and lasted longer than normal for 7-8 days and now I'm bleeding again today, I've never been early. I get lumps in my left breast due to hormones before my period starts and I'm constantly bloated.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
Hello from JustAnswer.
It will help if you could provide some clarification.
It is not clear what information you are seeking.
Are you asking what could be the cause of this pattern of bleeding?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes, why has my period now suddenly changed. Does this happen after a sterilization or is there possibly more that is going on?

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the clarification.

A sterilization typically does not cause an abnormal bleeding pattern, although I will revisit this again in a moment.

The most likely cause of this abnormal bleeding pattern is from the effect of stress. Stress is far and away the most common cause of abnormal bleeding patterns once pregnancy has been excluded. Within this context, stress can be from positive experiences, not just negative experiences, and once of the most stressful life experiences is getting married. Consequently, it is fairly common for a woman to have an abnormal bleeding pattern following a recent marriage and honeymoon.

From the perspective of a stressful experience, a sterilization could affect the bleeding pattern because of the stress of surgery, but this would not be unique to a sterilization as it could occur after any surgery. However, since your surgery was in April, it would typically not cause an abnormal bleeding pattern months later.

An abnormal bleeding pattern is so common that we usually are not concerned about this unless there are other worrisome symptoms or if the problem is persistent or recurrent.

If I can provide any further information, please let me know.
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