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I have a big fibroid & will probably have to have a hysterectomy. I'm worried. Not only because of the operation itself & recovery but regarding my back. After I had a C Section 8 years ago for my one & only son, I have suffered from back pain terribly. For those of you who have had a hysterectomy especially with big fibroids my question is did you have back pain before & do you still have it now? Has it made back pain better or worse? One of my big issues with an open hysterectomy is that it will weaken my core & put more pressure on my already prolapsing lumbar discs. My fibroid is the size where one surgeon would not attempt keyhole but one would. 12x13x7 so Melon sized. I would really like to hear from as many ladies as possible with their different experiences regarding the removal of large posterior wall fibroids & how their decisions re what type of surgery they have had has effected them. I have been advised against a myomectomy because of size, position & amount of scare tissue with the greater risk of bowel adhension. I'm trying to make the right choice but don't know weither to try embolisation to shrink it before removal as my arteries feeding it aren't as big as they thought so I'd have 50/50 chance of successful shrinkage. I have had 6 months of Esmya last year which didn't shrink it, 6 months of Zoladex which didn't even shrink it more than 1cm & am now back on Esmya & a diet as I know I'm going to have to do something about it. I have a physio who says just get it out as hers turned to cancer & an employee who had a keyhole hysterectomy where they left a bit & had to go back again. She said she wished she'd gone open so they could see what they were doing (but this is over 10 years ago now so technology will have advanced) I would like to make the best decision for my son, my family & me, but I feel confused. I would be very grateful for anyone who has the time to share their experience. As I would like to draw on all of the responses I get to try to help me before I call my gynocologist to discuss what questions I have & how to proceed. Thanking you in advance.
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