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Should I chose a Hysterectomy if Not Physically needed? Advice please Should I chose a Hysterectomy if Not Physically needed? Advice please

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Unread 05-04-2021, 04:27 PM
Should I chose a Hysterectomy if Not Physically needed? Advice please

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Hello everyone I'm new and have a question. If you could avoid a hysterectomy - would you?

My gynae has given me the choice, to either have a laparoscopic hysterectomy - or have surgery to cure my uterine issue (c-section scar that hasn't healed correctly). I've previously had a polyp removed as well.

My head's in a whirl trying to decide whether to ask for just the repair job and keep my uterus, or have the hysterectomy to fix it & prevent any more issues down the track.

If you have any thoughts to share from your own experience of hysterectomy I'd love to hear them - thank you in advance for any help xx
My opinion, I'd only do exactly what needed to be done to repair what you need. I'm well past wanting to have children (have 3 adult children), but I had cancer so I was told there wasn't a choice really. On January 21, 2021 I had cervix, uterus, tubes, and ovaries all removed along with a couple lymph nodes. I woke up from surgery having been slammed in to menopause. Worst experience ever. If I'd known then what I know now I don't think I'd have had it done. Cancer or not.... if that tells you anything. Personally it has been a long road to recovery from the surgery. Your body will feel/ be completely different than the body you've always known, nor will you feel the same mentally. I understand that most if not all of this for myself was due to my ovaries being taken and I don't believe you mentioned that. Knowing what I know now, I would not recommended it to any woman unless it's a matter of life or death. Even then I'd heavily consider not doing it. Just my personal experience, I don't mean to scare you or anyone. After all, everyone is different and will have a different experience. Good luck with whatever choice you make.
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Unread 05-04-2021, 04:37 PM
Re: Should I chose a Hysterectomy if Not Physically needed? Advice please

I was 48 when I had everything removed. I was not told what was ahead and had not done research. I wish my obgyn had discussed hormones and the effects of no ovaries. Be sure you get all the information
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Unread 05-04-2021, 06:10 PM
Re: Should I chose a Hysterectomy if Not Physically needed? Advice please

I agree so much with those who have suggested going an alternative route and avoiding a hysterectomy if possible. I am struggling with pelvic floor prolapse issues 2 years after going through the surgery and would strongly advise going another route if that is an option. Either way, though, praying for healing in whatever way is best for you
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Unread 05-05-2021, 05:29 AM
Should I chose a Hysterectomy if Not Physically needed? Advice please

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Originally Posted by Lizzywife View Post
Hello everyone I'm new and have a question. If you could avoid a hysterectomy - would you?

My gynae has given me the choice, to either have a laparoscopic hysterectomy - or have surgery to cure my uterine issue (c-section scar that hasn't healed correctly). I've previously had a polyp removed as well.

My head's in a whirl trying to decide whether to ask for just the repair job and keep my uterus, or have the hysterectomy to fix it & prevent any more issues down the track.

If you have any thoughts to share from your own experience of hysterectomy I'd love to hear them - thank you in advance for any help xx
Hi!
If I could have saved my uterus I would do it. I am 3 years out now and I am still dealing with the after effects of removing. In my case I had no choice but had I, me and my surgeon would’ve kept for sure.

Good luck on your decision!!
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Unread 05-06-2021, 03:56 PM
Re: Should I chose a Hysterectomy if Not Physically needed? Advice please

Late to the thread, but would like to add my 2c. Whenever possible, it is good to keep what you've got. There are blood supplies and support structures that are removed during hysterectomy, not to mention the possibility of complications. While it was for a different issue, I never would have had the surgery if I had known what I know now. Oftentimes, doctors will recommend surgeries and treatments that work for them, not for the patient.
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Unread 05-07-2021, 08:26 AM
Re: Should I chose a Hysterectomy if Not Physically needed? Advice please

I agree with most of the posters and especially relate to NineLives357. I am 48 and had TAH BSO back in October due to large fibroids causing severe anemia. I wish I had explored my options instead of just accepting the doctor's advice that a total hysterectomy would be the only cure. I don't feel the same mentally or physically either. Surgical menopause has been awful, and I can't take HRT because of a blood clotting disorder. Do your research and seek second opinions.
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Unread 06-08-2021, 02:17 PM
Should I chose a Hysterectomy if Not Physically needed? Advice please

I was so happy to rip out tubes, ovaries, uterus, cervix. They all caused me so much pain for years. I do not regret the surgery. If you really dont need the surgery and your problem will be resolved with menopause then perhaps a hysterectomy is a bit extreme. Im doing great with everything removed tho! No issues!

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Originally Posted by Lizzywife View Post
Hello everyone I'm new and have a question. If you could avoid a hysterectomy - would you?

My gynae has given me the choice, to either have a laparoscopic hysterectomy - or have surgery to cure my uterine issue (c-section scar that hasn't healed correctly). I've previously had a polyp removed as well.

My head's in a whirl trying to decide whether to ask for just the repair job and keep my uterus, or have the hysterectomy to fix it & prevent any more issues down the track.

If you have any thoughts to share from your own experience of hysterectomy I'd love to hear them - thank you in advance for any help xx
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Unread 06-08-2021, 03:21 PM
Should I chose a Hysterectomy if Not Physically needed? Advice please

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Originally Posted by Krismary12 View Post
I agree with most of the posters and especially relate to NineLives357. I am 48 and had TAH BSO back in October due to large fibroids causing severe anemia. I wish I had explored my options instead of just accepting the doctor's advice that a total hysterectomy would be the only cure. I don't feel the same mentally or physically either. Surgical menopause has been awful, and I can't take HRT because of a blood clotting disorder. Do your research and seek second opinions.
I was told before surgery that due to my diagnosis I wouldn't be put on any hormone replacement. After surgery, the following weeks were a nightmare. Every menopause symptom you could think of... to the extreme. To say it was bad was an understatement. I couldn't take it, so I talked to my doctor and she put me on estrogen patches. The patches don't increase risk of blood clots. They were a life saver very literally. I did try a few other options before going on the patches but nothing helped much.
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