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Unread 06-17-2003, 02:11 PM
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I am scheduled for a partial hyst on 6/30- i will be keeping my ovaries. I have been diagnosed with an enlarged uterus, multiple fibroids and endo. Does everyone ALWAYS get a 2nd opinion???? I really trust my doc, but I wonder logically if I should?
I get really bad periods and finally has a laporoscopy and was diagnosed a couple of months ago, so I decided to go with a hysterectomy.
Any advice, opinions?????

p.s. This website has really been helpful---THANK YOU!!
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Unread 06-17-2003, 02:18 PM
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Cori, Not everyone gets a second opinion but if you have doubts or your insurance warrants it, then do so. Most doctors encourage it! But if you feel confident in your doctor and you feel happy with the decision to have a hyst, then that is ok too. It is all about how you feel........no one can make the decision for you. Good luck with your surgery and I pray you have a speedy recovery! Welcome to HS!

Unread 06-17-2003, 02:25 PM
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I am having a TAH/BSO on July 15, 2003. I totally trust my doctor and did not get a second opinion either. I'm just ready to be out of pain and stop bleeding. Good luck to you.
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Unread 06-17-2003, 03:32 PM
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Hi Cori

Everyone is different so not everyone will go and get a second opinion. I did because I wasn't sure about the whole process and if it would be worse after surgery than it was then. If your insurance requires it, you have to do it, but otherwise it is your decision to make.

I do have a little bit of helpful advice for you which helped me. Learn all you can - knowledge is power - and you will feel more confident about your decision. I have a few links that you can click on to find out some helpful information. Here they are:

Questions for the doctor:


Second Opinions:


Pre Op Forum:



Post Op Forum:



Hope this information helps you out

Sending you a big

Unread 06-17-2003, 08:44 PM
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I wanted my hysterectomy so much I did not want a 2nd opinion. Just take the bleeding thing out already was my opinion. I had no fibroids, endo, cancer, cysts...just a really active uterus with a good blood supply. 3 weeks of female problems every month was too much for me. When my DR finally said hysterectomy I was elated. My biggest worry was that my insurance would deny my TAH because I hadn't been poked and prodded enough and I'm only 36. I had been on BC pills for 6 years with no luck and many problems. I got very lucky indeed. I feel wonderfully blessed to have been able to have my surgery. It's okay not to want a second opinion. If you are not sure that you are ready for such a drastic measure then a 2nd opinion would be a good idea for you. Good luck!

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