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Armywife93
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Ok so I'm scheduled for a cyst removal down there on July 3 and that's when my period is supposed to be. I was thinking that I could skip this period by just skipping the placebo pills and going straight for a new pack. Would that be safe or a good idea? I can't reschedule this surgery
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That may not be necessary (or ideal), but the person to ask about if it is or isn't would be your surgeon's office. They're the people who would know, so I'd suggest calling them and asking about it.

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I don't really know how to contact them. The doctor isn't my primary care physician and I forgot to ask her this when I was in her office
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Is there a hospital your surgery is scheduled at, I assume? If so, you should be able to call them, get the main operator, and get that information by giving them your name and the date of your scheduled surgery.

Alternately, you could call your PCP and ask them for that information. However, I'd say that unless you got instructions for your surgery before the fact that said for this surgery, you need to try and suppress your period, I don't see any reason to be concerned you'd have to. I also don't see why it'd likely be needed, but then, it's really your surgeon who will know if that's an issue or not.

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Thank you
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