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Unread 10-12-2004, 08:39 PM
Surgery to remove cervix

I had an LSH in Sept 02 mainly because I wanted to keep my ovaries and cervix as I didn't believe in removing what I thought was healthy tissue.

After suffering from pelvic pain and gaining no significant long-term relief from physical therapy and hormone therapy, I finally found a gyn who performed a laparascopy of my pelvic area. He found some moderately dense adhesions on the left side of my bowels and my right ovary was tangled up in it's own batch of adhesions. That really didn't suprise either him or me, but what he found of my cervix was. He said it was huge! He said he could not believe how big of a piece was left behind from the prior surgery. He decided not do any further work on it at the time because he also found a surgical injury of some sort--he said it looked as if a vein was nicked and had been tied off. I do know that the LSH surgery lasted an hour longer than it should have and I was in tremendous pain afterwards.

Anyway, it's late and I'm rambling. I think this huge cervical stump has been the cause of a lot of pain and pressure I've had for a while. I've complained before of prolapse symptoms (to other dr's and my current one)--back ache, a "falling out" feeling, bladder pressure, etc. I have the most miserable, crampy, backache from heck, PMS-y periods and have started passing these stringy looking clots (sorry, TMI). The clots and blood are brown or black and it just doesn't look healthy. Cycles are regular so at least I can predict when the pain will be really bad. And warn my family and friends to stay away.

Has anyone ever heard of re-growing fibroids after an LSH? I had my original surgery for fibroids. I think there were 8 of them & my uterus was 14 weeks size. I also had a fibroadenoma removed from my right breast when I was 18 yrs old (20 yrs ago). So I'm a proven champion lump grower . Also, if he does remove the cervical stump/remaining uterus, what is that surgery called?

One more question: if I have indeed sprouted another fibroid, or worse yet, a small crop like before, would having my ovaries removed help since it would be reducing the estrogen level?
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Unread 10-12-2004, 08:54 PM
Surgery to remove cervix

I also have had cysts removed from breast, wrist and ovaries and feel low prog. levels have been the cause of this. Having my tubes tied at 19, leaving no eggs to go to the uterus, didn't leave my body much reason to produce prog. All this put me in pre-men. early in life. Prog. is naturally the 1st. hormone your body loses then estrogen. Test. being the last. I've read some doc.'s say we all are prog. def. I know adhesions can grow back soon, Seems likely fibroids could too. good luck...KIM
Unread 10-12-2004, 09:12 PM
Surgery to remove cervix

KIM are you on any type of hormone replacement? I was in pretty good shape when I was on danazol, but I sure did not get along with the Depo Provera shot.
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Unread 10-12-2004, 10:54 PM
Surgery to remove cervix

yes I am on Estratst and and Estradiol and OTC progestrone cream but need perscription prog. cream, currently looking to switch to bio-identical, when finances allow...KIM I also did not do well on the depo shot...
Unread 10-18-2004, 12:41 PM
Surgery to remove cervix

How did you convince your doc to give you bio-identical progesterone? Every doc I've dealt with said "no uterus, no progesterone".

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