Having a hard time understanding.......

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Im having a hard time understanding why women would continue to suffer with fibroids rather than having surgury. I know how I feel, and Ive seen others tell them to avoid surgury. Why would you avoid something that takes all those bad symptoms away?? Just wondering....

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    I think one reason could be because there a very strong anti-hysterectomy crowd out there. Online it's so easy to be told nothing but negatives for removing any of our reproductive organs. Many women put it off for fear of making things worse. And yes, sometimes there can be issues. But what lacks in information is how many women are happier after their surgeries. I have to stay away from some sites because they just make me feel bad and upset with their heavy bias against surgery. Some women suffer for even years longer out of fear instilled by the anti-hysterectomy people. It's fine to try other methods first. It's not fine to scare women into suffering longer when nothing else has given relief. This is my opinion! There may be other reasons as well! Jill

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    Totally agree - I feel so much better already and I'm only 7 weeks post surgery!


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    Most people are here with problems after surgery has gone wrong or not worked. Otherwise we'd be happily living our lives. Everyone I talked to beforehand said a hysterectomy was the best thing they ever did and had no issues including people in my family.

    I did all kinds of treatments before hysterectomy and each helped for a period of time till my options ran out. But I'm the minority who continue to suffer unforseen health problems and we all hope it won't be us.

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    I suffered from fibroids which caused me to have extremely heavy

    periods making me anemic and unable to lead a normal

    life for 7 years. Didn't want a hysterectomy as still trying for a family.

    Had the fibroids resected 3 times to try and relieve symptoms.

    Ended up having a hysterectomy May 2015 best thing I have

    Every done, have got my life back. There should be more

    information available to us ladies. I saw so many negative

    items regarding hysterectomy that I was terrified of having

    it done. Nearly changed my mine so glad I didn't. The only regret

    is that I didn't have it done sooner as I feel I lost 7 years

    of my life.

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      Agree with claire, I seemed to run into male Dr's that just dismissed I had a problem, gave me some tablets that only made me worse, and then on top developed itchy skin, that I didn't have when I didn't take the tablets.

      Eventually in my case started having what i would call haemorages, so what did they do give me iron tablets, which also dis-agreed with me, eventually had a haemorage that was life threatening, woke up in a pool of my own blood, at 4.30am, husband and son, really worried when I stood up i was blue around the lips and nose, bundled me in car and took me straight to hospital ER, when they saw me blue, saw me immediately, shocked faces when they saw my nightie, not pretty, but made the point, hysterectomy performed 10 days later after blood transfusion and D & C, turned out I had carcinoma in situ in uterus, and or uterine cancer, thank goodness still early days and had not advanced into pelvis.

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    For some, the thought of jeopardizing the ability to bear children is the deciding factor. For others, they fear surgery. And yet others are concerned about the ramifications of hysterectomy.

    Each of us must research and then soul search to come to the best decision for ourself.

    kind regards


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