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Unread 01-01-2008, 08:26 AM
why so many hysterectomies?

shucks... I wouldn't get to collect, story of my life.

I had to have my tah/bso because my cramps (which I couldn't feel due to my spinal cord injury) were causing severe dysreflexia. That is a severe headache and very dangerous because my bladder/colon/cramps cannot communicate with my brain and the signals get stuck in my spinal cord then it causes a chain reaction and my blood pressure goes way up to 200/105...
SO... i wouldn't fall into the category, figures.

Although... I did have a huge uterus and fibroids SO... if there is ever any evidence that an "outside' environmental thing causes those.. THEN YIPPPEEEEE


well, take care
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Unread 01-01-2008, 08:58 AM
why so many hysterectomies?

I am joking about the lawsuit part, if you have every read anything about the 7 chakras that the body is divided into their explaination for fibroids is very interesting. The uterus is a second chakra organ and according to them fibroids form due to a need for creativity in your life. Well there is nothing in this world more creative than a woman's uterus. So whether you bore children are not, this area either fullfilled this need in us or it did not. And then it stopped doing that for us. Thus the lack of that creative outlet.
I have told my DH for years that I needed something creative in my life. So I believe very strongly in this explaination for me. When I made the choice of having the hysterectomy because I did not want the fibroids to continue growing in me, I also felt I needed to take care of the creative need. Because even without the uterus I still need creativity in my life.
If your curious about chakras read Caroline Myss- Anatomy of the Spirit. When I read it I say many people I know and their different illnesses, it was very interesting reading to me. I strongly believe in a mind body spirit all working as one for optimum health.
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Unread 01-01-2008, 09:05 AM
why so many hysterectomies?

Happy New Years Ladies!!!

I took the pills years ago and 17yrs ago i had a tubal. Mine was related to heavy bleeding and painful periods, fibroids and a lot of scare tissue. Having periods twice the same month didn't make it any better. My dr told me once he went in it was pretty nasty in there but i'm glad to have gotten it over and done with... Go figure.....
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Unread 01-01-2008, 09:43 AM
why so many hysterectomies?

I didn't think much of having mine, because my mother and both grandmothers had hysterectomies (along with a number of mother's friends). I am younger than all of them at 40, but they had children and I didn't, so maybe that kept the fibroids at bay for a while longer with them.

I am very thankful to my obgyn. It was less than a month ago I went in when my period hadn't stopped after 2 weeks and was all the horribly heavy stuff. Within weeks I'd had the hysterectomy. If I'd gone to another dr, I might have had to deal with this for much longer. I did feel everything start to change in April of this year. I went to my GP at the time, and he said wait and see. Things started to get heavier, and then this last month it just wouldn't turn off.

Anyway, I'd been on the pill for 20 years, no children, in the past 4 years was able to be extremely creative, and just figured this was genetic.

Maybe in the past women were just laid up with this problem. For me, it made doing anything away from the house very difficult.
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Unread 01-01-2008, 10:45 AM
why so many hysterectomies?

I took low-estrogen birth control pills for 17 years prior to developing my fibroid. The only time I was off the pill was to have my daughter about seven years ago. When my DH and I decided we didn't want any more kids, I had my tubes tied (two years ago) and went off the pill. About six months later, I started having symptoms. My original doc attributed pain and heavy bleeding to adhesions from the tubal ligation. I dealt with the symptoms for over a year and then changed doctors. The new doc ordered an ultrasound and quickly diagnosed the fibroids....and saw my uterus was enlarged to the size of a four month pregnancy. Yikes! By that time, my doc said I only had two options: 1) Lupron, to stop estrogen production, but you can only use that stuff for one year and I'm only 36 and not near menopause; or 2) hysterectomy. Luckily, we had already made the decision to not have any more kids.

My doc never said the pills were to "blame" but it's hard to argue with the timing of all my symptoms related to using the pill, having the tubal, etc...
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Unread 01-01-2008, 11:12 AM
why so many hysterectomies?

There are a many, many different reasons why women may end up with surgery to remove their uterus. Endo. Fibroids. Prolapse. Cancer. Years of unhealthy organs.

From the 9+ years HysterSisters.com has been online we have seen every different reason, every different symptom with literally over a hundred thousand members. There is no indication that there is one thing that causes the many symptoms that our members have been handed in their health and that has sent them to the decision to have surgery.

And because our website guidelines request that legal issues not be discussed here, I am closing this thread with a gentle hugs to each one as we head into our futures with the hope of better health.

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