Posted by: Sam | 2018/05/25

Advice on getting hysterectomy

I'm looking for some additional advice before I have a hysterectomy next week. Summary of medical history: Bad menorrhagia, fibroids, cysts, HPV, had laser surgery on my cervix twice in the space of 8 months to remove abnormal cells. Family history of gynaecological issues including ovarian cancer from my mother and grandmother having bleeding issues with emergency hysterectomy in her mid 30s. There is also hereditary bleeding issues (haemophilia). Bleeding has been extreme, I've had ongoing issues and often bleeding for up to 4 weeks until my next period. I've also been anaemic. - Was put into contraceptive pill approximately over 16 years - no alleviation. - Was prescribed progesterone - no alleviation and felt incredibly I'll when on it. - Had Mirena IUD inserted, had huge issues over the 4 weeks I had it in. (Extememe contractions, heavy bleeding, vomiting, 2 hospital admissions, and with the last visit to the emergency room, my gynaecologist removed the IUD). My gynaecologist has discussed the options with me, and asked if I was prepared to go back onto progesterone before opting for a hysterectomy. I don't want to, I constantly felt I'll on it. I am 33, and aware that there is often reluctance at going the route of a hysterectomy at my age. I have never wanted biological children ever. I'm quite aware of the risks involved in a major operation. But I am quite set on going ahead with the hysterectomy. My ovaries will be left in, and only my uterus removed. My partner would like me to get additional opinions before I go ahead. Although I'm clear and set on it. Thank you in advance for any advice. Sam

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- 2018/05/25

Please see answer to your previous post.

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