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What causes delayed period after having knee arthroscopy?

Hi, I had a knee arthroscopy about 2.5 weeks ago under general anaesthetic. I am 6 days late for my period, which is completely out of the ordinary. Can the surgery be causing the delay? My partner and I have been trying to start a family for about 10 months. Thanks
Mon, 8 Dec 2014
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There can be many causes of delay in periods ..the commonest being pregnancy. Therfore the first thing you need to do is a urine pregnancy test. If it comes negative ,sometimes periods can be delayed even just by stress. Your body might be just reacting to stress of undergoing a surgery. Wait for a few days and your period might just come by itself.

Let me know if you have any other queries.
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What causes delayed period after having knee arthroscopy?

Hi There can be many causes of delay in periods ..the commonest being pregnancy. Therfore the first thing you need to do is a urine pregnancy test. If it comes negative ,sometimes periods can be delayed even just by stress. Your body might be just reacting to stress of undergoing a surgery. Wait for a few days and your period might just come by itself. Let me know if you have any other queries. Thanks