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    Default Surgery during AF?

    I have booked in today for major surgery to my sinuses on 26th April. But I just realised that I may be in the last couple of days of AF at that time. It is surgery where I need to stay overnight so not just a day surgery but my ENT said it should only take about 90 mins to 2 hours to complete the surgery.

    So do you think there would be any issues if I had a menstrual cup or tampon in during the surgery?

    For anyone that uses the menstrual cup do you find it actually speeds up your AF making it shorter in duration?

    I have never had major surgery except for when I had my wisdom teeth out and I was on the BCP then so I could pretty much decide when I wanted to have AF visit. I won't be going on the BCP again anytime soon though.

    TIA

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    Hi HOMS. from my experience usually the nurses ask you to wear a pad. tampons may get forgotten while in you and nurse may forget to check it while you are in recovery so its an infection risk. since its a day procedure, try calling the peri op clinic of the hospital before you go in and ask them what they reommend.
    goodluck with your surgery!

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    Thanks samar81. That makes sense too. I am just waiting on a quote for the cost of the surgery and to talk to my phi so when I get that sorted I will call them.

    Still interested to hear from anyone using a menstrual cup as to whether it shortened your AF.

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    Ive been in this situation, I was given disposable undies to wear with my pad. It was no biggie.

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    Hi HOMS, using a cup didn't seem to reduce the length of my AF, but it did make the cramping much less painful, particularly if I inserted it a few hours before AF was due to arrive.
    On another note: good luck for your surgery


 

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