What is your diagnosis? Massive bleeding? Adenomyosis, endo, pelvic congestion? Have you tried an endometrial ablation? There are many options. I have not heard about any IUD
slowing down the flow enough to be a treatment. I would not agree to this until I had done more research on it. Call the manufacture of the device and ask if it is known to slow the flo!!! And if so, by how much? And how?
I do agree with your doctor, you should try other options first, (maybe not this iud
) A hysterectomy may stop the bleeding but may not stop the pain. What would you do if all your female organs were gone but you still had horrible pelvic pain? It is possible!
Please go quickly to find a second opinion. Get all your test results from your doctor's office (just sign a release). Find the cause of the bleeding and the cause of your pain first. Honestly, we have to insist on testing and different opinions in order to know what is best to do.
I understand all too well how you feel. All of us are anxious to get our lives back, to live pain free, and to have it done yesterday.
Perhaps you know all these answers but did not say so in your thread. If not, please slow down and find out all you can before you submit to having your insides removed. Have your GP prescribe something to take the edge off the pain until you can get some direction on your condition. Make sure your iron levels are tested and treat for enemia if needed under a doctor's care.
And yes, your age creates resistence, so expect that. No doctor will be happy to remove your female organs at your age. And, I've been here long enough to know that doctors do not do a hysterectomy for bleeding, without doing options first, for ANY AGE.
Hopefully, you will get some answers and help very soon. Hang on and try to cope until you know you are doing the right thing. A hysterectomy is the most final life altering decision and therefore should be the last procedure you do.