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So I’ve been having abdominal pain.  I thought I’ve been having bladder infections.  But when they tested me the test came out negative.  So I made an appointment with the ob-gyn and before I could even sit up, she tells me that my uterus is tipped and my bladder is lying on top of it.  So I need a hysterectomy and my bladder needs to be lifted and put back into place.... What?! I’m freaking out. I hate being put under let alone having a hysterectomy!!!! So I ask what if I don’t have the surgery? Answer: Your uterus will fall out! Wow, looks like I DON‘T HAVE A CHOICE HERE!



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      Stephanie wrote Aug 24, 2008
    • Sometimes in life we have to do things that we really don’t want too. I understand if you don’t want too, but its for your health and safety, and so you are comfortable and happy!! So don’t worry, just go in there strong, and you’ll walk out even stronger!



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      Yana Berlin wrote Aug 25, 2008
    • I would definitely get a second opinion from a very good OBGYN referred by someone you know, especially if this condition doesn’t bother you.

      I know that my cousin opted for this procedure seven years AFTER the doctor told her to do it. It didn’t bother her so she did nothing about it, until the symptoms were visible to her.

      I’m not a big fan of doctors, they over prescribe medicine and offer surgery when it can be avoided. I myself just undergone rotator cuff surgery four months ago, after the fact the doctor claimed that the MRI showed worse than it really was, (his way of saying that surgery wasn’t really necessary) Now 4 month later I feel much worse with my shoulder than before surgery.  

      Good luck and PLEASE get another opinion.



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      Stacy Gandy wrote Aug 25, 2008
    • Just know that you have all of us!  All will be well and come out well!



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      Sandra Chaplin wrote Aug 25, 2008
    • As one who know what it feel like to be told that you need one and then going through the surgery, I know your fear, I agree with some of the other comments that you should as many opinions as you can.
      I didn’t have to many options and if there was many, I didn’t have the information and the reseach to make more than two options.
      Absorb all the information that you can what ever your discision should be keep your heart and mind on what is right for you.



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      Labuenavida wrote Aug 26, 2008
    • I’m right there with you on this!  I worked with my first GYN for nearly 2 years trying several different options, and then changed doctors due to the simple misery and lack of progress.

      My new GYN said we’d try some medications for 2 months and if I didn’t show any progress, it was time for a hysterectomy and TVT bladder sling.

      What a life changing experience!  I am SO glad I had this done and have never looked back.  No more peeing when I sneeze or laugh too hard.  No more pain, no more “let’s try this medication, steriod, hormone...”  and no more monthly doctor visits.

      For me, it was the right thing and completely changed my quality of life.

      Get all of the information you can, watch a video online of the procedure and find a list of questions to ask your doctor prior to surgery.  Getting more information will help you make the right decision.

      Let me know if you need anything at all.  I’m glad to share my experience if it will help.



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      Andrea Kuhman wrote Aug 26, 2008
    • I had a doctor who didn’t figure out that my problems were not peri menopausal and when a year with issues and periods that lasted 21 days.  

      After admitting myself to the hospital, we found a tipped uterus, endometriosis and cysts the size of golfballs.  6 weeks later I had a vaginal hysterectomy and within 1 week was feeling amazing.  

      Since I wasn’t going to have more kids (both are grown adults on their own) and certainly wasn’t going to miss having periods, and they were leaving my ovaries alone, I felt it was the right thing to do.

      My new doctor and another doctor I visited for the suggested second opinion both agreed that the surgery was the best thing for me and IT WAS.

      I too don’t like going under and it was not the most pleasant experience, but oh my god, I felt amazing afterwards!



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      Shazban wrote Aug 26, 2008
    • Oh I do hope you get good advice and as much information that you need to help you make the right decision for you.  

      I  haven’t experienced anything  like this yet but I can only try to imagine how upsetting this  has to be for you right now.  Thankfully we have some success stories right here to encourage you.

      Good luck happy



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      Gina Medina wrote Aug 26, 2008
    • Thanks for all the info. It really makes me feel alot better hearing your stories. I am going for a second opinion.  I’m not as stressed as I was.  Thanks I really appreciate you sharing your experiences.  1 more Question hows the sex drive? kind of curious myself.



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      Andrea Kuhman wrote Aug 27, 2008
    • After the healing, the drive went into overdrive!  No more pain, no more discomfort and no more worry that I’d start my having children all over again (mine were 21 & 24 at the time).  So the freedom it gave me to relax and enjoy was immense.



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      Labuenavida wrote Aug 27, 2008
    • Since I kept my ovaries, and no longer had to worry about pain, birth control, the other stuff, and breakthrough bleeding all of the time, it was fab!  No complaints from me or my hubby.  I think I felt, well, free.  Does that make sense?



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      Gina Medina wrote Aug 27, 2008
    • Good to know Ladies,  Thanks so much I really appreciate your honesty and openess... You rock



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