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Am I Making the Right Decision to Have Hysterectomy

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Am I making the right decision to have a hysterectomy?I am now 46 and have children and grandchildren. I don't need my uterus anymore so I asked for the hysterectomy. I will be keeping my ovaries. Now I'm worried that I will regret my decision. I worry about sexual dysfunction. I worry about menopause. How can I know I'm making the right decision?


A little worry is healthy when you are facing the decision to have a hysterectomy—it is definitely a serious decision. After all, a hysterectomy is a major surgery, and there is no way to predict exactly how your body will respond. HysterSisters report a variety of post-op outcomes—good, bad, and everything in between.

Many women feel better after their surgery. These are typically women whose lives were severely hampered by the presence of heavy bleeding or symptoms with large fibroids. And most women get through the recovery process without complications and go on to enjoy their lives post-hysterectomy.

Some women, however, are not satisifed with their hysterectomy outcome. They struggle with sexual dysfunction or with hormone replacement that doesn't quite work to manage menopausal symptoms.

The best way for you to make the decision is in partnership with your doctor, exploring all other treatment options first and the making the decision based on your particular needs.


This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

07-27-2011 - 04:40 PM


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