Hysterectomy

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Hiya I have my date for key hole surgery removal off my womb and tubes,my ovaries are staying unless they notice a problem then they will be gone to .unless I decide before hand for them to be taken too.i cannot stop thinking about it,  I have heard off woman being really poorly after especially if ovaries stay ,any advice would be lovely thank you, one side off me says yeah no more periods for me as I have been suffering for so long ,heavy periods so drained all the time ,I had fybroids removed this time last year ,and unfortualty did not work as doctor says they have grown back ,and the other side off me is scared I think do I want to go through this  .? Xx

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    Hello lisa. How old are you?
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      You are at the age now when your hormones start to deplete but that doesn't mean you'll have menopausal symptoms yet. The main reason a gynaecologist will remove your ovaries other than if there's a problem with them is to prevent ovarian cancer which is extremely difficult to diagnose and often when it is there are secondaries. I'm not trying to frighten you because they are the facts and a good gynaecologist would explain that to you. Only you can make that decision lisa so do your research. Can I just ask have you started to get any menopausal symptoms yet?
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      The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published information regarding HRT (UK guidelines only) and other conditions and surgical procedures. Take a look if you want lisa, it may help in your decision.
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    Hi I am new to this forum and I also like you am really worried and thinking should I go through with it or not. I am due to have a total hysterectomy with removal of ovaries and tubes too. I have adenmiosis and suffer with really bad menstral migraines so I'm hoping that not only will my tummy pain and bloating disappear that my headaches will also go. I have been told by my doctor that as I have had three C sections that my bladder is stuck to my cervix so I will need open surgery so I'm nervous about that too. I have spoken to a couple of people about this and they say it's the best thing they have ever done but I guess everyone is different. Xx
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      JLM I think you will feel much better following your surgery. I had an abdominal total hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy some years ago and my quality of life improved but I have had to take HRT because I was only 37 and I still take it. So you may want to consider that as well but I'm sure your gynaecologist will discuss it with you if he hasn't already.
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      Yes I say that to myself as well sometimes just so scary isn't it,do you have to stay in hospital.?and how long is recovery going to be for  you x
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      Hi all I had a total abdominal hysterectomy 6 weeks ago, they took everything including ovaries so far iv had a few hot flushes which or not that bad I'm not taking hrt and feel great, I stayed in hospital 2 days and the recovery is not that bad x
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      Yes it's really scary. My doctor has said that if all goes well I will need to stay in hospital for 3 days and then the recovery time will be about 6 weeks. Xx
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      Thank you Matron it's really nice talking to someone who has gone through it. My gynaecologist has mentioned hrt are there different ones that we can take or will he recommend one. Did you ever suffer with hormonal migranes I suffer terribly twice a month just before my period and two weeks later. I'm hoping once I have the hysterectomy that everything will go away xx
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      I used to have debilitating migraines for years but following my hysterectomy and oophorectomy they cleared up. As I haven't ovaries I take a progesterone only HRT but there are different types, tablets, pessaries, cream and patches.
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      Thanks again Matron i will need to speak to my gynocologist about the different types of HRT. I really hope my migraines will disappear take care xx
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