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    Default Hysterectomy - Do you regret it?

    Has anyone had a hysterectomy and then regretted it down the track?

    I'm having a hysterectomy this year at some stage. I've been single for almost 7 years and my youngest will be 7 this year and I'm turning 37. I'm always clucky and I don't think that's going to change anytime soon but realistically, I know having another baby would not be a good option for many reasons, even if I did have a partner.

    I am pretty happy with my decision but I just want to know if you did regret your hysterectomy, how did you deal with things?

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    I had mine at 31 for medical reasons and it was the best thing I have done. No regrets. I had a long recovery due to an infection but otherwise it was fine.

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    Hi there, was just wondering if tubal ligation could be an option for you rather than hysterectomy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleriv View Post
    Hi there, was just wondering if tubal ligation could be an option for you rather than hysterectomy?
    Not really, it wouldn't relieve my symptoms. I had considered it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    I had mine at 31 for medical reasons and it was the best thing I have done. No regrets. I had a long recovery due to an infection but otherwise it was fine.
    Thanks Louise. I just can't let go of that "what if" when it comes to babies. Did you ever have that feeling?

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    I wanted to have one but DH had the snip instead.
    So while I haven't been through that I know the feeling of "what if" that comes with irreversible procedures.

    It gets easier. I'm 44 and there's no way in a million years I could have another baby. I have 4 perfect kids and would be rolling the dice.

    But the what if never really goes away. The good thing though is I can5 let my heart rule my head as it's just not possible for us now.

    Good luck with your decision x

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    Assuming that there's other ongoing gynecological problems that would benefit from a hysterectomy as opposed to a tubal ligation...... Would sone thing like a mirena be an option?

    Apart from the whole "what if" side of things I would be a bit concerned about prolapse's and other potential complications down the track.

    Would be looking at just having your uterus removed or the ovaries as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I wanted to have one but DH had the snip instead.
    So while I haven't been through that I know the feeling of "what if" that comes with irreversible procedures.

    It gets easier. I'm 44 and there's no way in a million years I could have another baby. I have 4 perfect kids and would be rolling the dice.

    But the what if never really goes away. The good thing though is I can5 let my heart rule my head as it's just not possible for us now.

    Good luck with your decision x
    Was that a Freudian slip with your spelling error? 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeGirl View Post
    Was that a Freudian slip with your spelling error? 😉
    Good pick up! But nah I'll just blame stupid iPhones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HearMeRoar View Post
    Thanks Louise. I just can't let go of that "what if" when it comes to babies. Did you ever have that feeling?
    Always. I wanted a huge family but I had 7 miscarriages and years and years of pain every month so I had to make the decision . To this day 12 yrs later I wish I'd had more kids but I don't miss being in such pain. I had to have it done for the sake of my health and sanity

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