I had gallbladder surgery September 1. I expected to start my period September 22 or 23, but I am now "late". I have had cramps for days. I assume the delay is due to my surgery rather than a pregnancy since all three hpts came back BFN.
I did some googling and read that many women have identified a correlation between their gallbadder function/removal and their menstrual cycle.
One woman stated that getting her gallbladder out put her on a strictly regular 28 day cycle, while other women said getting their gallbladders out totally screwed up their cycles. Some women found their gallbladder issues worsened during the time of menstruation (I had this issue myself). Many, many women said the surgery made them very late, or oddly early. Modern medicine does not recognize a direct link between the gallbladder and the menstrual cycle, but Traditional Chinese Medicine (uses routes such as acupuncture and other practices) does. I wonder if TCM has a better understanding of this correlation.
What are your experiences with your gallbladder and your menstrual cycle?
How were your cycles after surgery, if you had it removed? Were they normal?