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Nancy60

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Re: Would you have a hysterectomy?
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2012, 07:05:49 PM »
I had a Novasure ablation in 2006 because of clots, bleeding/gushing alot like what you describe.  I haven't had any pregnancies or children.  I had one Gynocologist tell me I had PCOS, and 2 others tell me I didn't necessarily have it and the multiple cysts on my ovaries didn't necessarily mean PCOS.  The Novasure took care of the bleeding issues and has been a blessing as far as that goes.  I was under general anesthesia with it and my Gyn told me I wouldn't want to be awake during it! 

Last year I had a scare of a multilocular cyst on my ovary (I have had simple cysts before), luckily it resolved on it's own and the cancer markers were normal levels, but it was a scary few months watching and waiting and during that time I wondered, and still do at times, if I should have just gone ahead and had a hysterectomy so I wouldn't have to worry about all these female cancers....

I knew I wasn't going to have any children by that time but just felt like God gave me those organs for a reason and we probably don't know all the reasons, but if they aren't a problem, leave them be.....It is a hard decision but either way you go there are pros and cons. 

I think I am still glad I didn't have the hysterectomy, but the cancer fear crops up from time to time.  (by the way I don't have any female cancers in my family, but I am higher risk because of no pregnancies/children and being young when I started my period- so longer time exposed to estrogen).  Good luck with your decision but go in truely looking at both sides of the issue for you.

Nancy

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Re: Would you have a hysterectomy?
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2012, 06:00:47 AM »
Just a quick update. After 9 on Day 3, Days 4 and 5 came with only 1 pad each. Then yesterday, nothing.  I thought complaining here was helping  ::)

Then this morning, crampy feelings and red spotting. Just barely enough to get on a mini pad.  Am trying to think of what hormone should cut in at the end of your period that isn't? This is what happened last month for a week of break through bleeding, I think is what they call it.

Overall, a lesser volume, less stress period but I would like it to be done and go away...
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Re: Would you have a hysterectomy?
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2012, 06:10:13 AM »
Have you considered an endometial ablation?  I'd been bleeding almost constantly for over a year after my last of 8 miscarriages.  I was on iron and always had to wear some sort of protection.  It was so frustrating and painful!  I put off the ablation for many months but now I wish I'd done it a year ago!!  I was nervous about having a flare but everything went fine.  I had to take some pain killers the first day and after that it was great.  I bled lightly for about 4-5 weeks afterwards, and that was it. Haven't bled since.  Please...this is much less invasive than a hysto., so it might be a starting point. Do a little research on it... :D

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Re: Would you have a hysterectomy?
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2012, 06:13:18 AM »
You bet, that is what I am waiting for!

Here they do nova sure under local sedation... did not work for me. So glad to hear so many here had to have general for it too!
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Re: Would you have a hysterectomy?
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2012, 07:18:45 AM »
Yes, I was put under general and everything went great.