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Unread 08-14-2005, 12:50 PM
prolapsed uterus?

My obgyn wants me to have a TAH due to prolapsed uterus, heavy/painful periods, possibly endo & just plain being miserable. He gave me the choice to have lap surgery to remove the endo, a D&C and a bladder tack, but he recommends I just get rid of it all to prevent future issues.

I am only 28 years old, but my husband and I are finished having children (he had a vasectomy last year), so I am not dealing with the stress of knowing I will never have children. I am, however, very worried about having surgery, especially major abdominal surgery. When I asked why it could not be done vaginally (he performed one on my mom a few years ago for the same exact problems), the nurse said that my OB said that in my case, a TAH is the way to go. She said everyone's body is different and uterus size and weight plays a big part in it. My doc said he can try to do a TVH, but if it seems like it will be complicated, he will do the TAH.

I am SO confused. I delivered all of my kids vaginally, so why can't he take my uterus & cervix out that way?? I'd prefer not to be cut, not b/c I don't want a scar, but due to the recovery. I have a toddler, and need to be back at work within a month (financial reasons), so I would like the least invasive procedue.

Any thoughts? I am calling my OBGYN's office tomorrow to actually schedule the date for my surgery. Thanks!
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Unread 08-14-2005, 01:00 PM
prolapsed uterus?

Maybe he has to go in there and try and fix things caused by the endo.? There could be more damage done by the enod, and your DR knows that he won't know for sure until he's in there. You'd be surprise what endo can meld together.
I had a LAVH and it took about 4 weeks for me to feel "real good". There are stories i've read from here when the women had TAH and were feeling fine after a couple days. Recovery for each of us is different.
Talk to your DR and see what he says...
Unread 08-14-2005, 02:04 PM
prolapsed womb

I suffered from a prolapsed womb and i was offered an operation last September to repair it. The operation did not help and i ended up having a hysterectomy in june they left my ovaries due to my age. I have felt alot better since having the hysterectomy i feel tired but relieved that there will be no more pain or heavy periods etc... this is just my opinion but i thought it might help you with your decision. I also had abdominal hysterctomy and have 2 small children and got alot of help from friends etc.. i hope this has helped you feel free to pm me if you want from shiona
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Unread 08-14-2005, 02:26 PM
prolapsed uterus?

Thanks for your replies, girls!

I do believe I will have a lot of help between my DH, mom, MIL and my best friends. I am just worried and scared, I suppose. I am hoping to get a date ASAP since hunting season will be coming up in November and I am a deer hunting widow. LOL
Unread 08-14-2005, 05:39 PM
prolapsed uterus?

You may want to get a second opinion. The first DR I saw would not consider a vaginal, and he also wouldn't fix my 'celes. I strongly recommend seeing a urongynecologist if you need bladder repair too. They are specialists in repair of the pelvic floor, with experience in both GYN and urology. If intersted, you can find one by clicking here. Good luck.
Unread 08-15-2005, 11:45 PM
prolapsed uterus?

Dear rt:

You have received excellent advice here regarding getting a 2nd (or 3rd!) medical opinion. My doc #2 had much more cutting & pasting in mind for me than doc #3.

Get smart about your symptoms and your options, and make the best choice for YOU. I am sending huge cyberhugs
Unread 08-16-2005, 06:16 AM
prolapsed uterus?

I am 27 (will be 28 soon) and am scheduled for a TAH in October. My regualr OBGYN does not do the laproscopic hysterectomy and stated that the vaginal one is not for me. He has to go in and clean everything out. I have severe endometriosis with adheshions on my liver and kidneys, intenstines, stomach and bladder. Even though I love my doc and have known for years I would need a hysterectomy, I am still getting a second opinion with another practice (one i went to a couple of years ago). Ask your doc why vaginal isnt for you and also get a 2nd, even 3rd, opinion. I also have two toddlers and have had to line up family and friends to babysit me and the kids. Good luck with everything, I wish you the best. PM me anytime. :dance2:

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