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    Thanks everyone.

    A mirena isn't suitable for me as I have a bicornuate uterus.

    I saw my GP today but he didn't give me a referral, wants me to have an ultrasound first. So we'll see what happens after that I guess.

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    I will be having one in a few years, but I'm not ready yet and will hold off as long as possible as it can also cause other health issues later on.
    I'm having it done as I've got Adenomyosis. I've also got endometriosis, but a hysterectomy won't cure that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehawaii View Post
    I will be having one in a few years, but I'm not ready yet and will hold off as long as possible as it can also cause other health issues later on.
    I'm having it done as I've got Adenomyosis. I've also got endometriosis, but a hysterectomy won't cure that.
    My hysterectomy was for endometriosis. It cured it

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    I work for a gynaecologist so the more stories I hear through work, the more convinced I become that I want this. Bad place to work for a hypochondriac hahaha (I'm not really a hypochondriac). He's also a fertility specialist so I see both ends although he doesn't deliver babies anymore so my ovaries are safe from bursting.

    I had caesareans so I'm not too concerned about prolapses etc. I definitely want to hold on to my ovaries.

    Anyway, ultrasound booked for the week after next so we'll soon know!

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    I kept 1 ovary to avoid early menopause

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    Quote Originally Posted by HearMeRoar View Post
    I had caesareans so I'm not too concerned about prolapses etc. I definitely want to hold on to my ovaries.
    Vaginal birth is a small risk factor for prolapse, but almost 10% of women who have had a hysterectomy also experience pelvic organ prolapse.

    It's because the uterus is responsible for holding up the top of the vagina as well as keeping in place other surrounding organs like the bladder, rectum and bowel. When the uterus is removed, the other organs can move around to places where they shouldn't

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    Quote Originally Posted by HearMeRoar View Post
    I work for a gynaecologist so the more stories I hear through work, the more convinced I become that I want this. Bad place to work for a hypochondriac hahaha (I'm not really a hypochondriac). He's also a fertility specialist so I see both ends although he doesn't deliver babies anymore so my ovaries are safe from bursting.

    I had caesareans so I'm not too concerned about prolapses etc. I definitely want to hold on to my ovaries.

    Anyway, ultrasound booked for the week after next so we'll soon know!
    If your GP is being painful about giving you a referral can you see another one?

    At the end of the day it is up to the gynecologist whether or not they will do the hysterectomy not the GP.....GPs annoy me!

    ETA it also annoys me that the mirena is seen to be the most wonderful thing ever! GPs continually try and push the mirena. It is not the answer for everyone.... sorry OP the mirena thing bothers me greatly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    My hysterectomy was for endometriosis. It cured it
    Then your definitely one of the lucky ones. There's plenty of info on the Endometriosis Australia website and their Facebook discussion page warning that it isn't a cure for endo. I know plenty of women that have needed further laps to remove endo that continues to grow even after the hysterectomy

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    I had my TA hysterectomy @ 30 due to medical complications following a preterm birth.

    Struggled for 4yrs post childbirth, and I feel like I've got my life back.

    I kept my ovaries.

    I do not regret it but I also knew I was told to never have another baby so it may have been different if I could've had more children (if that makes sense..)

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    I am due to have a hysterectomy within the next 3 months. Have had other procedures and this is the next step for me. I know i am done with children though (had my tubes done last year)
    What is scaring me the most is being put to sleep for the procedure plus I cannot have keyhole surgery sadly
    But i am looking forward to eventually being pain free and happy again


 

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