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I've started charting the pains that we are assuming are ovarian cysts. Last week was lots of small flare ups. No doubling over pain thank goodness but several times I had to use pain meds and heating pad to help.

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that severe abdominal pain is what has started with me in the last 6 months.

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When I was in my early 40's, I would have several abdominal pains every month. The doctor found multiple cysts throughout my abdomen but many on one ovary. She went in and removed them all, leaving everything intact.

Three months later, the pain started again, just as bad as before. This time, my surgeon said pre-op that she may have to do a full hysterectomy or just remove one or both ovaries. She ended up removing just my right ovary. After recovery this time, I had no more abdominal pain and at the normal time went through menopause fairly easily.

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I had an ablation done 3 years ago. I have not had my period since. Flashes yes but no period. Still very high sex drive. OMG. I can't keep up. lolol Looking for a gang bang to possibly help. lolol Seriously Ablation great. Branches2

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I had mine done because of bleeding all the time, and when I was not bleeding I was spotting. My doctor said it was because my uterus lining was twice as thick as it is suppose to be amd that meant it kept telling my body to have a period to shed the lining.

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I'm trying to understand why this procedure is so popular. Why so many women get them? What is it for? heavy periods, fibroid problems, unexplained pain?

I guess Google is my friend.

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They're all women.

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Reading this is genuinely alarming!

Why do so many women have fibroid problems? what do all these women have in common?

Birth control pills? What?

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There must be a limit to the length of a post. I had to keep deleting until I wouldn't get an error message. Here are more comments from women in my group.

WOMAN C: I have a fibroid. I had a Novasure ablation. The ablation sometimes get rid of fibroids. My GYN said that if I still had issues after the ablation he could go in with a scope and just remove the fibroid. I think they can also do the removal at the same time as the ablation. Your doc might be more willing to give you E if you had an ablation plus had the fibroid removed. Not all GYN do these procedures though. I would ask about them if I were you.

WOMAN D: The hysterectomy you mentioned would be tempting for me as well. It would be a hard decision. I was not offered one though so I did not have to decide. I had my ablation a year ago and I am so happy with my results.

WOMAN E: I agree whole heartedly with all that have replied in regards to not "jumping into" doing anything about that fibroid. You really need to decide how much pain (if it IS the fibroid causing it) you have and figure out if it would be worth it to you to have a hysterectomy. I have been to three different doc's over the past 7 or so years .. everyone of them has "recommended" hysterectomy because of my fibroids. (I have many .. ) My fibroids are not causing me any problems, so why do I need to have a hysterectomy? Just my opinion .. but if a hysterectomy should be suggested, really do your own homework before you decide. (Do not take what your doctor tells you as "gospel".)

WOMAN A: I agree with the above poster - even if your gyn recommends hysterectomy, that doesn't mean you have to go that route. Even ACOG says that 76% of hysterectomies don't meet their criteria. If the fibroid continues to cause problems, you could have a myomectomy to just remove the fibroid but it may be difficult to find a doctor who has the skill and/or will do it versus hysterectomy (which is easier and more profitable).

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I've mentioned that I started a Yahoo group about BHRT hormones. We've had over 1400 posts this year so far and almost 3400 last year. I tried to copy some of the posts in my above email but kept getting an error message so it might have been too long. I'll try again.

Remember, I'm not against hysterectomy. I'm glad I had mine in spite of 16 years of aging and no libido. I believe we need to know both sides of an issue and try to be objective. These are just a few of the posts from women in my group.

WOMAN A: I developed a 9cm complex ovarian cystadenoma that caused one day of moderate pain. I was still having normal periods and not on any hormones (although I'd taken oral contraceptives off and on over the years). Despite a benign frozen section, my gyn removed both ovaries and my uterus. I wish I'd known more about the tactics used by many gyns and the high rate of unnecessary female organ removal. The loss of my parts caused me to lose over half my head and pubic hair (but not other body hair). Texture and color also changed overnight - head hair finer with gray at temples (had no gray before), pubic hair coarser and graying.

My veins became much more visible after my hyst too. But I think it was mostly due to the loss of skin collagen. My surgery was in the spring and when I pulled out all my summer shoes just shy of 2 months post-op, they were all loose! My pores are also more visible and my skin just looks old. The hair changes and loss also aged me overnight. I had rapid loss of muscle mass after my hyst.

I had a hysterectomy which was totally unwarranted. All my gyn should have removed was an ovarian cyst or one ovary. I regret it. Just as they can do lumpectomies for breast cancer or benign tumors, they can also remove JUST THE FIBROIDS (myomectomy is one procedure) leaving the uterus intact. But many gyns don't have these skills or recommend hysterectomy because it's easier and quicker (time is $$$) and oftentimes insurance reimbursement rates aren't any better for myomectomy.

According to ACOG, 70% of hysts are inappropriately recommended. So you could get many opinions and all may recommend hysterectomy.

There are anatomical / skeletal / physique changes in addition to hormonal / endocrine effects. The uterine ligaments that must be severed are the support structures for the pelvis. After hysterectomy, the spine will gradually compress and the rib cage will descend. This leads to a big belly, no waist, and back and hip pain. The descent of the bladder and bowel can cause problems too.

In regards to physical relationship - I had good libido and response before my hyst. Libido is pretty much non-existent and response is more miss than hit and much less intense. There's a video in Youtube called "female anatomy the functions of the female organs." Watch it.

Also, do a web search for "post hysterectomy syndrome." I have a nurse friend whose job is in quality assurance for a hospital. She said that 90% of female charts she reviews have hysterectomy in their medical history.

I can't put the link for myomectomy on Mayo clinic website. But search "myomectomy" and look at Mayo Clinics information.

WOMAN B: I am currently 54 and had a partial hyst. (kept one ovary) when I was 35 due to all the problems associated with fibroids. Was it medically necessary, no. Did I feel better, yes 100%.... At that time I had to have an abdominal hyst. So I do have a scar and the recovery was a few weeks. I don't want to make light of surgery, but for me it really did improve my quality of life.

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