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Unread 11-15-2011, 04:14 PM
Newbie- What would you do?

I am scheduled for RH Dec 19th. My Dr asked me to think about if I wanted to keep my remaining ovary ( I lost my right ovary 6 years ago to an ovarian torsion). I have had the majority of people tell me to let him take it but I am worried about HRT. Birth control pills give me miagrains. Has anyone else had this delimia? BTW, I am 37 years old and have a prolapsed uterus and my left ovary does have some cysts that cause some pain. Thanks for the advice!
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Unread 11-15-2011, 04:35 PM
Re: Newbie- What would you do?

My surgery is in two weeks. I can only say that after much contemplation, I agreed to the removal of both ovaries. I am 41, almost 42. I will go on HRT for at least a couple of years. It was a tough decision. Weigh options, decide, and then let it go. You will drive yourself crazy.
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Unread 11-15-2011, 04:38 PM
Re: Newbie- What would you do?

Thats where I am..the driving myself CRAZY phase. I am 99% sure I am going to tell him to take it. Everytime I am confident in that decisison, I hear a horror story..lol. Thanks for your input!
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Unread 11-15-2011, 08:50 PM
Re: Newbie- What would you do?

After much consideration, I told the doctor that if my ovaries looked healthy she should leave them. They looked good, so they stayed.

Seven years later, my ovaries are still working. I'm clearly going through menopause, but it has been fairly easy to tolerate.

Surgical menopause, on the other hand, tends to have sudden, more severe symptoms.

My personal feeling is that it is not necessary to remove healthy organs. You can always have your ovary removed at a later date -- but you cannot have it put back in if you regret having it taken! Finding just the right combination of hormone therapy can be very tricky, and some ladies never really get a good HRT combination.

Lke the other sister, I think you should carefully consider the plus and minus columns, then make your decision and let it go. There's no "right and wrong" here, only the answer which makes you feel best.
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