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Unread 12-07-2007, 09:10 AM
Anyone here have hyst w/out having children?

ANyone here having a hyst without having children? Do you think it made having the hysterectomy more difficult?
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Unread 12-07-2007, 09:30 AM
Anyone here have hyst w/out having children?

My doctor told me that he was going to TRY and do an LAVH...but since I'd never had any children, my uterus probably wouldn't be as flexible as a woman who HAS had kids...so he may not be able to do a LAVH.

I went in for a LAVH but came out with a TAH. He never said if it was because my uterus wasn't flexible enough...but I do know that I had massive amounts of scar tissue end endometreosis that he had to clean up too.
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Unread 12-07-2007, 12:12 PM
Anyone here have hyst w/out having children?

Stacy, Did you have any surgeries prior to your TAH? I am wondering because I have massive amounts of scar tissue. My uterus was wrapped in scar tissue but it was from having 3 prior surgeries.
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Unread 12-07-2007, 12:30 PM
Anyone here have hyst w/out having children?

I have never had children and had a TAH/BSO. He said the size of the uterus and fibroid is what determined the abdominal vs vaginal.

I was so thankful that it was not probable cancer I would have agreed to anything!
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Unread 12-07-2007, 12:37 PM
Anyone here have hyst w/out having children?

I had a total laparascopic hysterectomy and never had (or wanted) children. In fact, 7 years prior - to the day - that I had this surgery, I had a tubal ligation, which I think may have contributed to my problems. My GYN's nurse practitioner theorized that scar tissue from the tubal may have been some sort of catalyst to the sudden growth of fibroids. In my post-op visit, the doc said my uterus was a lot larger than he thought (8 wks by ultrasound), I had endometrial polyps and "fibroids out the ***," all of which contributed to a nearly 6-hr surgery and 2-nite hospital stay (supposed to be overnight). Just glad it's all over with!
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Unread 12-07-2007, 01:32 PM
Anyone here have hyst w/out having children?

ComfortableLady - I think we're twins - I had the same surgery for the same reasons and felt the same way - the fact that I just wanted things dealt with any way that would work!
As far as not having children one thing I did experience prior to this was great discomfort in my twice yearly uterine biopsies as the cervix had to be clamped down in order for the procedure to be done - not "painful" but boy did that bring on the cramps.
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Unread 12-07-2007, 02:17 PM
Anyone here have hyst w/out having children?

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Originally Posted by Anitajh
Stacy, Did you have any surgeries prior to your TAH? I am wondering because I have massive amounts of scar tissue. My uterus was wrapped in scar tissue but it was from having 3 prior surgeries.
I sure did. I tried for years to get pregnant before they finally thought..."Oh, something might be wrong inside.". They gave me two laparoscopies and one laporotomy (sp?) that left a four inch scar across my abdomen. Each and every time they went in, they had to clean out my good tube and get rid of the scar tissue, adhesions and endometreosis.

My doctor said that, unfortunately, every time they go inside to fix you up, it will cause more scar tissue....so it was a definite double edge sword, you know?
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Unread 12-07-2007, 02:31 PM
Anyone here have hyst w/out having children?

I have never had children when I had my hysterectomy this past April. I had fibriods and endometriosis. My dr. said that because I never had children and that the fibroids were so large that there was no way they could do it vaginally. So I got cut from one side of my ovaries to the other. And had everything taken out that way. The drs. didn't know that I had endometriosis and neither did I, so when they opened me up they got a big surprise, which added hours to the surgery so they could get as much endometriosis cleared up as possible. The endo was wrapped around everything, even my kidneys, so the drs. had to get a kidney specialist to make sure the tubes in my kidneys were okay. I was 44 at the time and was having regular periods. I can't say if it made the hysterectomy worse or not, but it took me a good 7 months just to get my strength back. The drs. told me I'd feel great a month after surgery. Yeah, right? It's been 8 months post op now, and while things are getting better, I can't be on HRT and never have been, and while the hot flashes aren't so bad, my moods leave something to be desired. The reason I never had children is because I just can't handle any type of pain. The thoughts of going through labor is something I just couldn't do. Some women have told me it's a poor excuse. Well, it isn't a poor excuse to me. It's my body.
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Unread 12-07-2007, 02:34 PM
In the same boat...

I've never had children either - though we tried for years - I just had too many large tumors to get pregnant. The worst part was realizing that I could never have kids.

but we are young enough and still healthy so my husband and I are considering adoption. We have lots of love to give.
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Unread 12-07-2007, 02:55 PM
Anyone here have hyst w/out having children?

My husband and I do not have any children. I wasn't able too with the endo. and scar tissue from previous laser surgeries I had for that. In addition, I had one ovary that had cysts covering it. In reality, I had only one functioning ovary. I was told by my 2 previous gyn's that I would never be able to carry the fetus full term. Looking back now, I am not sure I believe anything those two gyn's ever said to me.

There was a time when my husband and I were much younger and did want children, but are ok with the decisions we had to make regarding that issue. It took us both time, and a lot of talking to get through it. I am not sure of who was more hurt, my husband or myself. We both wanted a family, but have come to where we are today. And we both are just fine with it.

There are so many treatments helping couples get pregnant with IVF, adoption, etc. Never give up hope if that is what you want to pursue. Just don't let anyone bully you into making a decision for a lifetime that you have doubts about or don't have the financial backing for. I have heard that about some gyn's who are in the fertility field. They push and push (meaning more $$$ for their pockets).

Blessings all around.
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