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Should I go thru with this TAH? Should I go thru with this TAH?

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Unread 12-15-2011, 10:17 AM
Should I go thru with this TAH?

I am 59, post menopausal, and have had bleeding. Had a D& C. More bleeding. All tests came back "inconclusive" for cancer. I am scheduled for a TAH because I would rather deal with it now than have it turn into a REAL problem. On the other hand, I am scared ****less. I would appreciate some thoughts here. My S.O. thinks it's prudent to go forward and not wait. ????
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Unread 12-15-2011, 10:24 AM
Re: Should I go thru with this TAH?


I would ask myself, how has this bleeding affected my quality of life?

I am not post menopausal but my life was affected greatly due to extreme pain and heavy bleeding. I had to plan around my period and lost about 2 weeks every month, so for me, it was a way to improve my life.

Hope this helps
Unread 12-15-2011, 10:46 AM
Re: Should I go thru with this TAH?

Hey britecolor. I think this has to be your decision alone but I will share why I went through it and I was scared s-less too. I am 40 and I was bleeding after lifting something heavy or having intercourse. The bleeding at different times all through the month was affecting my life negatively. It really affected my sex life. My husband and I were constantly checking to see if I was bleeding. A total turn off. The day I went tothe ob-gyn to discuss this, he touched my cervix with a long q-tip. It was covered with bright red blood. I guess what I am trying to say is it all depends on how your life is affected by the bleeding. I was terrified of surgery and had never been put under before. I have severe anxiety attacks. I prayed and am still praying...I just had mt hysterectomy Monday. I also had everyone I know praying for me. You read how common this surgery is now days but I was still afraid I wouldn't wake up. I will pray for you and hope you make the best decision for you.
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Unread 12-15-2011, 11:57 AM
Re: Should I go thru with this TAH?

I had a nice long post and it disappeared!

I was scared to death as well. I KNEW it was the best choice for me but that didn't change things. I'll be totally honest with you. It's not an "easy" surgery or recovery BUT I feel so much better than I thought I would. I had a TAH and it hasn't been much worse than my 4 laparascopic surgeries. The worst part is the helplessness! The pain (for me) hasn't been too bad - even right after surgery. I'm guess it won't even be a fraction as bad as you thought it would be!
Unread 12-15-2011, 06:51 PM
Re: Should I go thru with this TAH?

Hi britecolor, I too had post-menopausal with break through bleeding. This is not a quality of life issue, this is a very concerning issue. Bleeding after menopause isn't normal. I had a D&C biopsy and there was no cancer, but the bleeding was caused by Tamoxofen, which I take after breast cancer. Because I am at risk because of the breast cancer, and because I had a stage 4 prolapse, I opted to do a total hysterectomy along with all repairs.

If you aren't sure what direction to go, you could get a second opinion. I would highly recommend that you find the cause of your bleeding. Good luck on your decision!

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