5 Reasons Why Having Your Period When Having Surgery Is Not Ideal
Do You Know Your Menstrual Cycle?
If you’re planning on having surgery in the future, we suggest that you know your menstrual cycle and be aware that most Surgeons will not perform surgery during this ‘time of the month’. This includes getting your period 3 days pre surgery, on the surgery date or up to 3 days post surgery.
5 Reasons Why Menstruation When Having Surgery Is Not Ideal
- Studies have found an association between hormone levels during this time can have an increased risks, poor scarring and poor wound healing
- There is an increased risk of surgery complication such as haematoma or blood clotting
- A woman’s breasts can increase in size when menstruating and therefore making important surgery decisions (for breast surgeries – such as what size implant to choose) can be affected
- Aches and pains such as lower back pain, muscle and abdominal cramps are commonly associated with menstruation and this can cause discomfort at a time when you need to be feeling at your optimal health
- Menstruation side effects such as bloating, fluid retention, diarrhoea and constipation can occur and also affect your surgery and vital recovery post surgery.
Can I Get Around This?
If your menstruation cycle lands close to your surgery date, please speak with your CosMediTour Client Manager and your Doctor. It is possible for your Doctor to prescribe medication to postpone your menstruation date if required.
For more information on how menstruation can affect your surgery, please discuss this with your CosMediTour Client Manager.