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Can having your tubes tied increase the length of time in between your cycles?

By Anonymous October 13, 2014 - 1:35pm
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I had my tubes tied in August. Since then I've not had sex, and I have had my periods. My periods have been 45 to 50 days apart. Is this normal or could it be pointing to a more serious problem?

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I called my gyn. She said it is fine for them to be seven weeks apart. If they were three months or more she would be worried, and have me come in.

October 21, 2014 - 7:00am

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for reaching out to us with your very interesting question.

Tubal ligation does not change the monthly menstrual cycle.

A woman's menstrual cycle is regulated by hormones, principally estrogen, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, and progesterone. The follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone are produced and secreted by the pituitary gland.

My suspicion is a problem involving fluctuation in the levels of one or more of these hormones.

Anonymous, consult your gynecologist regarding your prolonged menstrual cycle. Please keep us updated on what your physician identifies as the cause.


October 13, 2014 - 2:11pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Ive had my tubes cut tied and fried and now my periods last three days as to where before my periods lasted 7-8 days and its been like this for the past 6 yrs and oh how I'm loving it

October 21, 2014 - 12:11am
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