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Hi all! I'm new to the board & had a few questions. But first a little back story. I'm in the mid 30s, have 2 kids, over 10 years history with ovarian cysts, history of cancer (in youth), & all the women in my family have endometriosis. Over the past 10 years the cysts have become more frequent & more painful; for the past few years my periods have become very heavy & irregular, hormones, anxiety & depression have been all over the place & a thing called "lighting crotch" (a sharp pain in labia & vagina) increasingly getting worse & more frequent.
I seen given 2 choices: I can get a Mirena IUD or hysterectomy.
The dr said that the iud could potentially stop the hemorrhaging & pain, however after doing research & talking to other ppl who had iud's,the possibility of my symptoms becoming worse doesn't sound appealing, although a hysterectomy doesnt either.
So my questions are: has anyone tried an iud to help their endometriosis, or should I just get the hysterectomy?
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