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Over the last 2 years my period have gotten alot heavy, when I talked to my doctor about it, I am told that it is all about getting older and to lose weight. I have asked about having it all removed, but I am told no since I have not had children. Anyone go through this also and if so, how did you work it out?




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      Marybeth Pitner wrote Feb 26, 2010
    • I had a total hysterectomy 2 yrs. ago because of heavy periods.  I too never had any children and the dr. made me wait a couple of months to be sure that’s what I wanted.  I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I have made.  I feel wonderful and I don’t miss my period at all!!!  I take estrogen for the hot flashes and mood swings and I haven’t felt this good in years.
      Hope this has helped a little and let me know what happens, I don’t think you will regret it.estatic




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      Msj wrote Feb 26, 2010
    • I worked for Dr. Zhu, she is Chinese and is also holds a medical liscense in China, she specializes in gynecological disorders and works together with many western doctors, some at UCLA. She has taught at many medical schools as well as giving lectures and conferences.

      My point is I have witnessed her helping women who have gone through many problems ranging from dysmenhoria, pcos, menopause(she reversed it with herb teas, her husband is a bio chemist and makes the herbs to each specific body.

      I have seen many women come in who did not stop bleeding for weeks and with Dr.s experience she helped them get back on track. Patients come from all over the country ...

      The key is to find a good Doctor of Oriental medicine.

      My friend, (we became close when I worked for her) is one of those doctors who will tell you up front if she believes she can help you or not. She believes in balancing eastern and western medicine.

      I wish you all the best.




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Feb 26, 2010
    • There is another option you could discuss with your doctor that I had done a year ago. It’s called an endometrial ablation. It worked for me. However, if you are planning on having children then this would not be an option. Here is a link with more info.
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      Kandykahne9, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.




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      Anne E wrote Feb 26, 2010
    • I had really heavy periods for three or four years but now I only have a little bit of blood every few months. I guess it’s something that happens to us as we get older.  I am heavy and wondered if my heavy periods were caused by cysts or endometriosis.  Like you, my doctor didn’t offer any solutions.  I just lived through it.  I hope you get some help.




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      Tuliplady wrote Feb 27, 2010
    • I had a friend who was going thru extremely heavy periods in her mid forties.  Her doctor recommended a hysterectomy, but like me, she doesn’t believe in cutting into the body unless absolutely neccessary.  She went for some treatments with her accupuncturist and has been doing fine every since.




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      Georgiamamasita wrote Feb 27, 2010
    • I have struggled on and off with this for years.  About a month ago, things got bad again, my stomach started swelling and pain and I could actually feel and see my stomach swell with periods.  I had an ablation 10years ago, but began having period salmost immediately, now three huge fibroids later, I’m getting it yanked in 10 days, well...depending on the damn insurance company.  They are now investigating it as a pre-existing condition since this happened a month after my coverage began.  After talking with several people here, I CANNOT WAIT to get my uterus yanked but the ovaries are staying.




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      Coralee Flug wrote Feb 27, 2010
    • I just saw my Dr about this. They will not consider hysterectomy until I go thru a few steps. First one is the pill for 3-6 months and it should get it in control. If it doesn’t then we move on.




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      Kandykahne 5 wrote Feb 27, 2010
    • I couldn’t take the pill anymore as it was raising my blood pressure to high. When I went off of them that is when the problems started. I was on hormones for a year...tried different things and nothing seemed to work. My doctor discussed my options one being the endometrial ablation and the other a hysterectomy. I chose the first option and it did work! I can go for months with nothing or it is very light and lasts a couple of days at the most. The hysterectomy was a last resort for me if the first option failed. I did a lot of reading on this and many doctors are too quick to say hysterectomy these days when now there are other options. I feel fortunate to have the doctor I do!happy




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      Shelley Stevenson wrote Apr 2, 2010
    • I am dealing with this problem. When this first started happening it really scared me. Went to the doctor. He did tests on me. Even took a biopsy. Everything was normal. But he wanted me to have a hysterectomy or have a procedure done with a laser I think it was. It would burn off the lining in my uterus which would stop the heavy bleeding. I didn’t go through with it. I didn’t feel any of these procedures were for me. I can handle it with birth control pills but even that I hardly use. Luckily I had a doctor who was concerned and did all these tests on me.




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