Hysterectomy, fibroids and abdominal hernia

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Due to have surgery for TAH end of June due to several large fibroids. Had hernia repair last June & noticed another umbilical hernia appear this week. Should I wait until surgery to notify my consultant of recurring hernia,  will this affect me having my hysterectomy later this month? 

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    If you're in the UK see your GP who would write or speak to your consultant.
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      Thank you Matron. I'm based in London, I will arrange to see my GP. I've waited a year for this surgery and am so keen to go through with it (terrible periods, anaemia, supersize tummy due to huge fibroids) so don't want to find myself in a position where it's jeopardised. Thanks again
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      If you're lucky they may repair the hernia at the same time which is why I thought it best to get a GP to diagnose the hernia, so it's done officially and he will know who to contact.
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      Thank you Matron, I'm fearful of the hysterectomy being cancelled because of the hernia, and am aware that the fibroids were a contributing part of my previous hernia so don't want to be forever treating the symptoms and not the cause. 
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    Yes if it was me I'd ring up to find out wether it's advisable to still have it x
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      Thank thank you Caroline, as per my reply to Matron I fear the hysterectomy will be in jeopardy. I had a hernia repair last June then a year waiting for hysterectomy, now another hernia. Scared the cycle may never end and want to treat the cause & not forever be treating hernias
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