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Well, I have an appointment on Dec. 14th to see my family doctor. She has offered several times before to get me scheduled for a hysterectomy..I have severe bleeding, and bad cramping almost every month, and I just can’t take it anymmore. One of my good friends suggested a surgeon she used for the same thing, and she also uses the same family doctor. I’ve never had surgery in my life. Mixed emotions...worried I’m glad I’m finally going to get this taken care of, but nervous at the same time!


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      Owlmaria wrote Nov 30, 2009
    • Some of us had little choice left with all of those physical problems when it came to menstruation. Some believe hormones MAY help but you need to talk to your Dr. & even maybe get a second opinion. Just to be sure you have all of the facts & then let your present Dr. do the surgery. I went through all of the same and after I had my 2nd son I had to have a hysterectomy(age 26), Ovarian cysts were my biggest enemy at the time. I had already had my right ovary explode on my wedding night.
      Good luck & if you have surgery let us know, so I can say a prayer for you.      Maria

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      Dana Arcuri wrote Nov 30, 2009
    • After I gave birth to my second child, I began experiencing horrible periods, severe cramping, heavy bleeding to the point of gushing out with clots, rectal pain with bowel movements and there were times that I experienced so excruciating pain that I had to literally stay in bed.

      What definitely helped me is listed below:

      1) A hysterectomy using a laparoscope to determine if there are cysts, fibroids, polyps and other problems that may be causing abnormal bleeding. (outpatient surgery)

      2)  D&C (dilation and curettage) was performed on an outpatient basis the same time the hysterectomy was performed.  

      3)  Natural progesterone cream was very beneficial and dramatically reduced my female challenges.  After only one month of applying topically the progesterone cream, I no longer suffered from painful periods, gushing blood, irregular periods, cysts or rectal pain.  

      Progesterone cream is usually retailed at GNC, Whole Foods and nutritional shops.  It is applied directly on the skin, such as the abdomen, thighs, arms, neck, legs or chest.

      If you have mixed emotions about having surgery for a hysterectomy, perhaps you should check into all the other options for reducing heavy bleeding and pain?  Has your gynecologist mentioned any other options to consider BEFORE having a hysterectomy?  

      Best wishes!

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      Puppylady wrote Dec 1, 2009
    • I have been on Provera, that helped for a while..but dont want any more meds in my system. I am 46, and I am confident in the surgeon that will ultimately do it. I am paranoid of cancer, (my grandmother had a hysterectomy at 38 due to cancer) so that will be one less thing to worry about...thanks everyone!

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