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spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Anyone want to share their experiences? I just turned 39 and I have a hyst scheduled for next month. No cancer, no endo, no fibroids, just continuous very light bleeding for the past 4 months that did not respond to an ablation. I am planning on using the daVinci robot and keeping my ovaries (God willing).

I was absolutely fine w/ my decision but a lot of people are trying to talk me out of it now (since it's official and not just an idea). One boardie already shared her story w/ me and hers was a positive one...so I'm not completely terrified.

PMs are fine, too. Thanks.

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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    I had really bad endo for several years and fibroid tumors as well. Having the hysterectomy, was one the best decisions I ever made. I also had my cervix removed, so I wouldn't have to worry about cervical cancer. I kept one ovary.

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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I had my laproscopic hysterectomy 6 years ago when I was 31. I had terrible endo, fibroids, nonstop bleeding, terrible pain, nausea...well, basically no medicine would stop my bleeding or control the pain. I had both ovaries, uterus, and cervix removed. I had a bladder tack done at the same time. I regret none of it. This is the first time in years I'm pain free, not anemic, and I actually physically feel good and have engergy. I went into the hospital and was discharged 26 hours later. I have never had any problems or any real concerns. The doctor removed all the endo he could. I have it on my bowels and it occasionally acts up but that's due to the endo and not a side effect of my hysterectomy. I started on hormones before surgery and have only had a few hot flashes and no other really bad menopausal symptoms.
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I haven't had a hyst. but my mom had it done and she was fine afterwards and I know women of all ages who had it for various reasons and in all these cases it was successful and they were happy with the results. I know that is just anecdotal but it seems to be one of those procedures with a very high satisfaction rate.
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Specka, what's a bladder tack? Something to keep the bladder from prolapsing?

    CP - really?

    Juanab - how old were you?

    These are all the things I've heard: sex feels dry, sex feels rough, sex hurts, orgasms are less enjoyable, orgasms are fewer, orgasms are weaker, orgasms are nonexistant, sexual arousal is gone, there is incontinence, there is pain, there is immediately menopause w/ or w/o ovaries, there are hematomas, there are fistulas, there is exhaustion, there is depression, there is organ propapse, there are follow up and corrective surgeries, there is regret, there is misery, there is celibacy, there is frigidity, there are suicidal ideations...

    Ugh...

    I can understand women w/ no options and terribe symptoms getting the hyst and being happy w/ the outcome if they were miserable before.

    But I am losing about half a thimble-full of blood a day, most of which comes out at one time, and then I am done. It's barely anything, just an inconvenience. I have no pain or other symptoms. No idea where exactly it's coming from, what is causing it or if it will correct itself.

    Someone told me I am trying to swat a fly w/ a cannonball...and I may live to regret that I was soooooo aggressive.

    That I should see hyst only as an absolute last resort. Is it really that important to keep all my parts?? I was thinking I might lose a little in the way of sexual intensity but I would have more peace of mind (no cancer scares in the future) and freedom from periods and this abnormal bleeding.

    Am I taking this too lightly?

    (I'm still monitoring my condition and if it corrects itself before the H date, I will cancel.)

  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    I was 37. I haven't had problems since I had my surgery.

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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    juanab wrote: »
    I was 37. I haven't had problems since I had my surgery.

    Do you feel exactly the same as before (minus the endo symptoms)?

  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    juanab wrote: »
    I was 37. I haven't had problems since I had my surgery.

    Do you feel exactly the same as before (minus the endo symptoms)?

    Even better. No dryness, libido as high as ever, no worry about getting pregnant, no period, no pms (I always felt like I could rip someone's head off).

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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    juanab wrote: »
    juanab wrote: »
    I was 37. I haven't had problems since I had my surgery.

    Do you feel exactly the same as before (minus the endo symptoms)?

    Even better. No dryness, libido as high as ever, no worry about getting pregnant, no period, no pms (I always felt like I could rip someone's head off).

    Wow. That's great. Very encouraging.

    (I think I hate having periods about 10,000x more than the average woman.)

  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    juanab wrote: »

    Do you feel exactly the same as before (minus the endo symptoms)?

    Even better. No dryness, libido as high as ever, no worry about getting pregnant, no period, no pms (I always felt like I could rip someone's head off).

    Wow. That's great. Very encouraging.

    (I think I hate having periods about 10,000x more than the average woman.)

    Lol!!! I know the feeling.

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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Specka, what's a bladder tack? Something to keep the bladder from prolapsing?

    CP - really?

    Juanab - how old were you?

    These are all the things I've heard: sex feels dry, sex feels rough, sex hurts, orgasms are less enjoyable, orgasms are fewer, orgasms are weaker, orgasms are nonexistant, sexual arousal is gone, there is incontinence, there is pain, there is immediately menopause w/ or w/o ovaries, there are hematomas, there are fistulas, there is exhaustion, there is depression, there is organ propapse, there are follow up and corrective surgeries, there is regret, there is misery, there is celibacy, there is frigidity, there are suicidal ideations...

    Ugh...

    I can understand women w/ no options and terribe symptoms getting the hyst and being happy w/ the outcome if they were miserable before.

    But I am losing about half a thimble-full of blood a day, most of which comes out at one time, and then I am done. It's barely anything, just an inconvenience. I have no pain or other symptoms. No idea where exactly it's coming from, what is causing it or if it will correct itself.

    Someone told me I am trying to swat a fly w/ a cannonball...and I may live to regret that I was soooooo aggressive.

    That I should see hyst only as an absolute last resort. Is it really that important to keep all my parts?? I was thinking I might lose a little in the way of sexual intensity but I would have more peace of mind (no cancer scares in the future) and freedom from periods and this abnormal bleeding.

    Am I taking this too lightly?

    (I'm still monitoring my condition and if it corrects itself before the H date, I will cancel.)
    juanab wrote: »

    Do you feel exactly the same as before (minus the endo symptoms)?

    Even better. No dryness, libido as high as ever, no worry about getting pregnant, no period, no pms (I always felt like I could rip someone's head off).

    Wow. That's great. Very encouraging.

    (I think I hate having periods about 10,000x more than the average woman.)

    That's actually what it is. I had the problem of sneezing and peeing myself, coughing and peeing myself, walking and peeing myself...well you see? I always had constant bladder infections and had to wear thick pads all the time. My sex drive has actually gone through the roof and I have to use no extra lubrications. No pain, no bleeding, and no worries. I have more engery because I'm not anemia, I am happy because the pain is gone, and I don't have to worry worry about birth control either. I'd say it was 100% positive experience for me. I have no regrets. I had it recommended by 3 different doctors starting the age of 25.

    I wouldn't tread into it lightly because you do put yourself at greater risk of developing osteoporsis and heart disease. Estrogen protects your bones and heart. It is a major surgery and not just one for convienence. It should give you better healthy and quality of life. The quality of life was an issue for me because i was sick, anemic, very tired and achy all the time. Now I'm very healthy and not sleeping on the couch all weekend because I was too weak and tired to do anything.
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Yes, everyone I know who had it was satisfied. However, I have to amend what I said about "women of all ages." I don't think I know anyone your age who had this done and most of the women that I knew who had this done were 40 or older. Sorry - I didn't mean to mislead you. Also this is true:

    "I wouldn't tread into it lightly because you do put yourself at greater risk of developing osteoporsis and heart disease. Estrogen protects your bones and heart. It is a major surgery and not just one for convienence. It should give you better healthy and quality of life."

    Did you get a second opinion? Is there an option other than surgery? I certainly wouldn't do it without getting at least one other opinion. 30 is very young for such major surgery.
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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    But if I am not mistaken, the lack of estrogen would only occur if she gets her ovaries removed. That is why my doctor counseled me to keep mine.

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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Speckla wrote: »

    I wouldn't tread into it lightly because you do put yourself at greater risk of developing osteoporsis and heart disease. Estrogen protects your bones and heart. It is a major surgery and not just one for convienence. It should give you better healthy and quality of life.

    But the thing is, I am healthy. I don't have any diseases (that I know of) or symptoms or pain. The only thing wrong w/ me is that I'm bleeding everyday. So yeah, a hysterectomy would be more for convenience...and quality of life. But it would not be restoring my health.

    And that's why I am having these doubts. It just doesn't seem like this stupid little problem warrants such a drastic solution. But that's all I have.

    And I am expecting to keep both of my ovaries (unless he sees something wrong with them).

  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    curlypearl wrote: »

    Did you get a second opinion? Is there an option other than surgery? I certainly wouldn't do it without getting at least one other opinion. 30 is very young for such major surgery.

    I did get a second opinion. Another lukewarm, halfhearted hysterectomy reccommendation.

    I don't think anyone is going to give me a big, rousing, vigorous hysterectomy endorsement when they don't know what's wrong w/ me. I think they're all like WTH?:confused1:

    I'm 39, though.

    It's very frustrating.

  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    Ultimately you have do what you feel is best for you. If you feel is best to have the surgery, have it. I don't see as a drastic measure. It can be done laparoscopically, which is not as invasive.

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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    juanab wrote: »
    Ultimately you have do what you feel is best for you. If you feel is best to have the surgery, have it. I don't see as a drastic measure. It can be done laparoscopically, which is not as invasive.

    Yeah, the robot will be doing it laprascopically w the 4 tiny holes (baring any unforeseen complications).

    Really, you don't see it as drastic?

    OK, bc I am thinking it isn't either. I only get 4 weeks off work for it (if it's done robotically) and my dr said, I would probably be ready to go back after 2.

  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    juanab wrote: »
    But if I am not mistaken, the lack of estrogen would only occur if she gets her ovaries removed. That is why my doctor counseled me to keep mine.

    This is absolutely correct.
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Do you trust these doctors? I know it is incredibly frustrating to go from one to the other, but someone should be able to give you a clear diagnosis and tell you why the hyst. is recommended for your condition.

    I'm assuming you don't want to see another dr. but would you consider it? Is there a teaching hospital near you where you could get a really good diagnosis? Oe could you go back to one or both of the ones you've seen and try to pin them down?

    So frustrating! I'm very sorry you are going through this.
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  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,480Registered Users
    I had a laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy when I was 37 due to heavy bleeding and anemia with a hemoglobin under 7 that wouldn't respond to iron supplements. I kept my ovaries. Best decision I ever made!! Sex is just as good - if not better and I never had any of the complications that you listed.

    That said, I wouldn't have done it IF I still wanted kids. But I had already had 3 and had already had a tubal ligation. I'm assuming you don't want any (more) kids. I'm also assuming that you've had the surgery pre-approved by your insurance company. You've got to have some sort of significant diagnosis beyond "light bleeding every day." And if the ablation didn't work, then I'm not sure what other alternative you have.... Best of luck. I think you have to trust your gut and do what feels right to you.
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  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    Anyone want to share their experiences? I just turned 39 and I have a hyst scheduled for next month. No cancer, no endo, no fibroids, just continuous very light bleeding for the past 4 months that did not respond to an ablation. I am planning on using the daVinci robot and keeping my ovaries (God willing).

    I was absolutely fine w/ my decision but a lot of people are trying to talk me out of it now (since it's official and not just an idea). One boardie already shared her story w/ me and hers was a positive one...so I'm not completely terrified.

    PMs are fine, too. Thanks.


    How long ago did you have the ablation? I'm asking because I still had spotting for months after having mine. But then spotting was nothing compared to the horrendous bleeding the ablation remedied for me..
    I think you just do what you need to do for your body, but if the docs cant really tell you what is causing your spotting, hysterectomy sounds like an extreme solution.Could it be hormones?
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    crwritt wrote: »
    Anyone want to share their experiences? I just turned 39 and I have a hyst scheduled for next month. No cancer, no endo, no fibroids, just continuous very light bleeding for the past 4 months that did not respond to an ablation. I am planning on using the daVinci robot and keeping my ovaries (God willing).

    I was absolutely fine w/ my decision but a lot of people are trying to talk me out of it now (since it's official and not just an idea). One boardie already shared her story w/ me and hers was a positive one...so I'm not completely terrified.

    PMs are fine, too. Thanks.


    How long ago did you have the ablation? I'm asking because I still had spotting for months after having mine. But then spotting was nothing compared to the horrendous bleeding the ablation remedied for me..
    I think you just do what you need to do for your body, but if the docs cant really tell you what is causing your spotting, hysterectomy sounds like an extreme solution.Could it be hormones?

    Did the spotting ever stop after the ablation? And how long after?

    All I really had prior to the ablation was spotting. And nothing has changed since the ablation. Same exact spotting. So nothing has been remedied for me.

    I had the ablation in August.

    I just went to see my dr yesterday and he said I should be seeing an improvement by now.

    Yes, it could be hormonal. The dr said sometimes hormones go crazy at my age...but usually it happens closer to menopause.

    I am under a ridiculous amount of stress and I read that intense stress can cause you not to ovulate and then there is a build up of blood and endometrium that doesn't get shed from month to month, so bleeding in btwn periods can happen. But it's been 4.5 months of nonstop light bleeding.

    Yes, a hyst does seem extreme. But is it bad to do something extreme? I just don't see any other options. And I don't have any help here so I need to schedule whatever I do around my mother's twice yearly visits.

  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    2poodles wrote: »
    I had a laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy when I was 37 due to heavy bleeding and anemia with a hemoglobin under 7 that wouldn't respond to iron supplements. I kept my ovaries. Best decision I ever made!! Sex is just as good - if not better and I never had any of the complications that you listed.

    That said, I wouldn't have done it IF I still wanted kids. But I had already had 3 and had already had a tubal ligation. I'm assuming you don't want any (more) kids. I'm also assuming that you've had the surgery pre-approved by your insurance company. You've got to have some sort of significant diagnosis beyond "light bleeding every day." And if the ablation didn't work, then I'm not sure what other alternative you have.... Best of luck. I think you have to trust your gut and do what feels right to you.

    Yes, I am done having kids (had essure performed 3.5 yrs ago) and yes, it's been approved.

    Just trying to psych myself back into it.

  • Myradella3Myradella3 Posts: 2,481Registered Users
    I was 46 and it was one of the best days of my life ( had breast reduction same day).
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    curlypearl wrote: »
    juanab wrote: »
    But if I am not mistaken, the lack of estrogen would only occur if she gets her ovaries removed. That is why my doctor counseled me to keep mine.

    This is absolutely correct.

    That's true but there is a higher rate of ovary failure within 5 years of a hysterectomy. Not everyone but I do know a few people who have had to go back and have ovaries remove. It's a major surgery no matter the reason you have it. Definitely something to think about.
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    Speckla wrote: »
    curlypearl wrote: »
    juanab wrote: »
    But if I am not mistaken, the lack of estrogen would only occur if she gets her ovaries removed. That is why my doctor counseled me to keep mine.

    This is absolutely correct.

    That's true but there is a higher rate of ovary failure within 5 years of a hysterectomy. Not everyone but I do know a few people who have had to go back and have ovaries remove. It's a major surgery no matter the reason you have it. Definitely something to think about.

    Ovary failure? As in stopped working? Btw, I sent you a pm.

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  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    crwritt wrote: »
    Anyone want to share their experiences? I just turned 39 and I have a hyst scheduled for next month. No cancer, no endo, no fibroids, just continuous very light bleeding for the past 4 months that did not respond to an ablation. I am planning on using the daVinci robot and keeping my ovaries (God willing).

    I was absolutely fine w/ my decision but a lot of people are trying to talk me out of it now (since it's official and not just an idea). One boardie already shared her story w/ me and hers was a positive one...so I'm not completely terrified.

    PMs are fine, too. Thanks.


    How long ago did you have the ablation? I'm asking because I still had spotting for months after having mine. But then spotting was nothing compared to the horrendous bleeding the ablation remedied for me..
    I think you just do what you need to do for your body, but if the docs cant really tell you what is causing your spotting, hysterectomy sounds like an extreme solution.Could it be hormones?

    Did the spotting ever stop after the ablation? And how long after?

    All I really had prior to the ablation was spotting. And nothing has changed since the ablation. Same exact spotting. So nothing has been remedied for me.

    I had the ablation in August.

    I just went to see my dr yesterday and he said I should be seeing an improvement by now.

    Yes, it could be hormonal. The dr said sometimes hormones go crazy at my age...but usually it happens closer to menopause.

    I am under a ridiculous amount of stress and I read that intense stress can cause you not to ovulate and then there is a build up of blood and endometrium that doesn't get shed from month to month, so bleeding in btwn periods can happen. But it's been 4.5 months of nonstop light bleeding.

    Yes, a hyst does seem extreme. But is it bad to do something extreme? I just don't see any other options. And I don't have any help here so I need to schedule whatever I do around my mother's twice yearly visits.

    I still had occasional light spotting six to eight months after my ablation. That was three years ago and all that has stopped for me now. I had fibroids and I believe that they were the cause of my bleeding problems.

    You can only do what you and your doctor feel is right for you. I had massive bleeding every month for years and did not feel comfortable having a hysterectomy. The ablation stopped most of that, and I'm now past 50 and am probably in menopause now.So glad its over!
  • lollyleelylollyleely Posts: 9Registered Users
    Have you gotten a second opinion?
  • CalberCalber Posts: 126Registered Users
    Every "body" responds differently to sickness, medicines, surgery, candies and the list can go on. So one person's horror story doesn't have to be another's. Just saying! Wish you all the best with whatever you decide girl!
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  • Myradella3Myradella3 Posts: 2,481Registered Users
    I forgot to mention that I kept my ovaries. While I was happy to have the uterus gone, I didn't want to lose any working, healthy body parts. I changed physicians and the new one was appalled that I had been given the choice of keeping them. She said the research and history is that there is a higher incidence of breast cancer in women who didn't have ovaries removed with hysterectomy. I was appalled that she actually tried to talk me into having them removed.
  • crwrittcrwritt Posts: 705Registered Users
    2poodles wrote: »
    I had a laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy when I was 37 due to heavy bleeding and anemia with a hemoglobin under 7 that wouldn't respond to iron supplements. I kept my ovaries. Best decision I ever made!! Sex is just as good - if not better and I never had any of the complications that you listed.

    That said, I wouldn't have done it IF I still wanted kids. But I had already had 3 and had already had a tubal ligation. I'm assuming you don't want any (more) kids. I'm also assuming that you've had the surgery pre-approved by your insurance company. You've got to have some sort of significant diagnosis beyond "light bleeding every day." And if the ablation didn't work, then I'm not sure what other alternative you have.... Best of luck. I think you have to trust your gut and do what feels right to you.

    Yes, I am done having kids (had essure performed 3.5 yrs ago) and yes, it's been approved.

    Just trying to psych myself back into it.

    Do you realize that some women have problems after getting Essure, such as allergy to the metal, and scar issue building up, that can cause a variety of weird gyno symtoms, like unusual bleeding, cramps, bloating, etc. You may want to read up on that.
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