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View Poll Results: Did you get a second opinion from another surgeon before scheduling your hysterectomy
Yes, I got a second opinion and it helped give me additional options 1,103 20.08%
Yes, I got a second opinion but it didn't really matter in the long run 1,239 22.56%
No, I didn't get a second opinion 2,886 52.54%
I didn't have time to get a second opinion. My hysterectomy was an emergency 265 4.82%
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Did you get a second opinion? Did you get a second opinion?

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Unread 02-29-2012, 08:35 PM
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I not only got a second opinion, but went through four doctors before settling with the fifth one that I felt comfortable with. The doctors prior to this one were rushing for full hysterectomy with removing cervix and overies. I call this total snorfleing. The fifth one went through all treatment options, explain what treatment options may or may not provide relief and monitored the fibroid growth. I was determined to be the first female to go through a natural menopause. I will go through a menopause since I have my ovaries, so I will still be the first, as all the females 35 and older in my family (aunts, cousins, etc) had full femal organ removal (or snorfleing as I call it).

Any way, after treatment options and monitoring, and finally experiencing a blood transfusion, iron transfusion, and tiered of being tired, I told my doctor I wa ready. I had laproscopic supracervical. Recovered in two weeks (no lie, went back to work in two weeks), but followed instructions to the letter. My recover is an exception, as I refused the vicodin and took ibroprofen when can't tolerate the pain (have high tolerance).
Unread 03-15-2012, 05:51 PM
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I got a second opinion because the 1st MD didn't want to do hysterectomy. She wanted me to try bc pills first to try and regulate and slow my bleeding down from large fibroids. All they did was make it worse. I knew what needed done for me. I had done so much research and felt like I knew more than my doctor. She was not aggressive enough for me.
Unread 03-17-2012, 04:08 PM
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La Belle,
I am the same way, I went to my original doctor for 8 years, begging him every yearly to do one. Each visit, it was, " no, wait, here's some bc pills"
The last visit, his pill, yaz, gave me a ten-week period! I had it. I was done, new doc!!

This time, SHE, yes I believe him being male, did NOT help, took me seriously! she still did not wan to rush it. She did monitor a new fibroid, and did a lap in february, where severe adeno was discovered. At post-op, she asked if we want to try other routes, but took me seriously when I chose hyster.
Unread 03-18-2012, 01:04 PM
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I went months looking for answers and options, hoping to avoid a TAH. Tried apple cider vinegar, unsulphered blackstrap molasses, healthy juicing, going organic, bought tons of books about options other than TAH for a fast growing fibroid.

6 months after diagnosis, and 3 months after prognosis that it was growing very quickly, I had my TAH, and couldn't believe the pressure on my bladder and other organs I felt prior to surgery, and the relief afterwards.

All opinions pointed to the same thing - TAH, and I am now almost 3 weeks post-op and am very happy I had the surgery. I'm getting my energy level back from being severely anemic, and my brain isn't feeling so fuzzy anymore, and I don't have to look for the nearest restroom wherever I go from the pressure of the 3+ pound fibroid.
Unread 03-20-2012, 12:31 AM
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Yes I did, and thank GOD I DID I found the best Dr ever when I did my second opinion! I switched to her!
Unread 03-20-2012, 06:59 PM
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No, I can barely afford the first one. Since my diagnosis is complex endometrial hyperplasia with atypia and I haven't been to the gyn in over 10 yrs, don't want to waste time playing with fire...Besides, I'm quite done with my baby maker.
Unread 03-22-2012, 02:30 PM
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I was referred to a specialist from my PA....and when that specialist told me what he thought and that I needed a hysterectomy, we went for a second opinion. We talked to my PA and she gave us a referral to another doctor who came highly recommended. We were happy when this new doctor said that he could help and I have been under his care for over a year now. He tried his best to help but apparently the fibroid(s) did not want to do what we wanted them to do. My surgery is scheduled for April 9, 2012.
Unread 03-25-2012, 11:01 PM
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No I didn't get a 2nd opinion for a hysterectomy but I have been to and seen 4-5 other dr. 4 obgyn's and er dr. And neither of them told me why I bleed the way I bleed or hurt the way I hurt when I'm on my period and when I'm not....so I think this dr knows what he is doing.. And he has a good back ground. 4 years at Kentucky university and 4 years at UAB university AND MY SIS IN LAW AND BOTH MY AUNTS HAVE GONE TO HIM OR SOMEONE IN HIS OFFICE...
Unread 03-28-2012, 09:28 AM
Re: Did you get a second opinion?

For the past couple of years I was told I was to young to even be considered for a hysterectomy. This was by numerous drs. It wasn't till passed out at work and one of the nurses their new something was wrong that they really looked into why I had all the pain all the time.
Unread 03-28-2012, 06:22 PM
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I've had the same gyn for 14+ years so I trusted his opinion. Then I spoke with the women at my job who had the procedure and they agreed with my physician because they had done the other stuff and they came back.

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