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Unread 05-29-2002, 04:02 PM
Looking for Information on pelvic vascular congestion and prolapsed uterus

I am wondering if anyone can give me some information and/or advice. I am 35years old, married 15 years (have a wonderful DH), 2 kids, I have been visiting my DR for over 12 years due to pain during intercourse and pain from ovaries, and back cramps.

12 years ago he did a first lap found small amount of endo and said the muscles and ligaments that hold the uterus are stretched out.

Pain has steadily gotten worse. DR has been telling me my pain is due to my tipped back uterus, vascular congestion (he explained it as varicose veins), and my uterus is dropping. He did a 2nd lap earlier this month and verified all of this.

Done lots of soul searching, visiting w/DR and DH, and have decided to have hysterectomy. Any info/advice would be appreciated.
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Unread 05-29-2002, 06:27 PM
Looking for Information on pelvic vascular congestion and prolapsed uterus

Hi Juniebug,

Welcome to Hystersisters!! I'm glad that you have found us and hope that we will be able to answer your questions.

Here's a link to a web site that describes the various kinds of prolapses:


If you haven't read them already, be sure to go to the main page of this site and read the pre-op and post-op hints that are found towards the bottom of that screen. You will find lots of information there that will be helpful, I hope.


Unread 05-29-2002, 07:58 PM
Looking for Information on pelvic vascular congestion and prolapsed uterus

helloooooch juniebug- i can tell you what i did- i also was told the same as you at your age. i was not ready for a hyster for me, i am now 50 years old and i am now ready- i do not know if if it was a good idea to wait or not. i also now have a cystocele and rectocele, adhesions. my surgery is set for july 10th. my sugestion to you-- is do what is right for you. you are the only one that can make that decision. sincerely, janice72
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Unread 05-30-2002, 06:07 AM

I am 34 and also have prolapse and tilted uterus. It is a hard decision. I opted to have another child and after the first few months carried her with no problems. ( the uterus is supported by the pelves as it enlarges)Its just that a year ago a little voice told me not to shut that door and darned if I didnt change my mind and decide I wanted one more child first and was lucky to be able to do that. I knew it would be worse afterward and am now ready to do the hyst and looking forward to feeling better.
Unread 05-30-2002, 11:20 AM
Looking for Information on pelvic vascular congestion and prolapsed uterus

Hi, Juniebug! I wanted to welcome you to HysterSisters also! Here is another link to a thread describing a venogram done to disagnose pelvic congestion syndrome. https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/sho...light=venogram You also can go up to the "search" button and type in "pelvic congestion" to read other threads on this topic. Read all you can here, and it will help you be prepared for your hyst. HysterSisters really helped me go through my surgery and recovery much more calmly--a truly wonderful site! We'll be here to support you through this journey! s and best wishes!
Unread 05-30-2002, 04:28 PM
Looking for Information on pelvic vascular congestion and prolapsed uterus

Thanks for all the ***GREAT*** information everyone provided. I am blessed to have found this website. I was beginning to think I was going crazy- it seems to be all I think about and I still have a little over 2 months to go. I'm glad to realize that my feelings are normal!
Sometimes I think having a hysterectomy is an kind of an extreme answer to my problems. However, Dr. says I'm young now and I will be young when I end up having it done. I hoping that my recovery will be easier if I have it done now!
I'm sure my DH will be glad when it is over with- he has been so understanding about the pain during intercourse! I hope this will all be worth it!
Unread 05-30-2002, 05:12 PM
Oh my sister, I am so happy I am not alone..

I also have pelvic congestion syndrome, a severly retroverted uterus and I also have recurring ovarian cysts. I have not seen many people here who have this problem so it is nice to read that someone else understands exactly what I have been going through . I had a diagnostic lap done in February which was how we finally found out what was wrong. I am having increasing pain each month and sometimes when I walk I feel like my uterus is just going to fall out. I also have the back pain and ovarian pain. I hate having intercourse right now due to the pain and the last two times I actually began crying during it, that is how bad it is getting. I am 31 and only had to think about it for a few months before the pain got the better of me and I decided it was seriously affecting my everyday life. I just want to be pain free and be able to enjoy being with my husband again, it has been so long I almost don't remember what it would be like to feel good.
This is a great site and has helped me know that I am not alone in how I am feeling about having a hysterectomy.

Good luck!

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