Talking about having a baby

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My partner is suffering from endo again after an operation last year, it's having a massive toll on her to the point she's thinking about a hysterectomy. She is only 25 and I know she would like a child as would I but I'm not sure how to bring it up with her as we've never talked about it before, any suggestions would be kindly appreciated

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    25 is no age and I doubt they'd do that option so young and more likely do injections to put her into false menopause to see if that helps. Depending on where endo is there is still opportunity to fall pregnant and pregnancy can ease symptoms of endo. Good luck and talk to her about it
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      thank you for the reply froggy28 her ovaries and tubes were clear last time so I'm optimistic she she can conceive. I'm just worried about putting extra pressure on her by bringing up something that she's not 100% she can give as she already has enough on her mind health wise
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      I didn't know about my endo and never heard of it until my children were in their teens and I was fed up of suffering. I just thought it was normal. it's only looking back that I realise that my symptoms were better throughout pregnancy and after for a while too. I had hysterectomy this year at age 40 as had enough but although I'm pain free it can come with its own problems so don't take it lightly as you can't change your mind. Good luck
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    I think u need 2 talk about it i have suffered for nearly 10 years with endo i am 29. I was told it would be unlikely i would ever conceive a child however i did and have a son. It did ease the symptoms 4 a while after. I have asked for a hysterectomy which my consultant said he will do however he would like 2 wait until im at least 30 as he doesnt want me taking HRT for a long period as it increases the risks of breast cancer. He has also suggested having another child. If you would both like a child i think you need to discuss your options
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    Please tell her...a hysterectomy is not a cure. I have several personal Endo Sister friends who had a hysterectomy a decade ago and are still suffering.  My own grandmother had a hystectomy in her 30s and suffered in her 40s. 
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