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Hi all,

 

Well as your all a fountain of knowledge and experience I thought I would ask for advice about Endometrial Ablation.

 

I have been told I need to have the procedure so I really would like any comments you might have about this.

 

If you prefer to pm privately, please feel free to do so.

 

Thank you. Xx

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I'd google it if I were you (and try a forum like hysterectomy association) there was a lot of negative feedback about the success rate when I was looking for information over 2 years ago, but things might have improved now :?

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Thanks all for your advice and pm's, I have a lot to digest :lol:

 

Yes it was mentioned that there were various techniques used, however no comment yet as to whY is best for me.

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I'd google it if I were you (and try a forum like hysterectomy association) there was a lot of negative feedback about the success rate when I was looking for information over 2 years ago, but things might have improved now :?

 

I was discussing that forum with Snowy (and told Cooks too) I came to the realisation that the only folks who posted on there were ones who'd had problems or were generally the whinging sort; it made very depressing/negative reading and I never had any of those problems.

 

I've PMd you Cooks, but have to say that after all the faffing about by the doctors from 'The Department of the Lower Woman' (as Phil calls it) that a hysterectomy was the best thing I ever did!

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I know, Clare, I think we've discussed that forum on here previously, with the same conclusion (I couldn't hang about on there too long, it was the forum equivalent of Eastenders :lol: ). However, it is a good place to find out in more detail, anything gyno related :) I did notice ladies on there who had successful ablations, but they don't appear to last that long :? (I'm not sure if they are meant to?)

 

I also thought it better to have it all whipped out, no chance of anything recurring then :D Although I was helpfully told I would not be able to have children after a hysterectomy, what a shocker :lol::lol:

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Although I was helpfully told I would not be able to have children after a hysterectomy, what a shocker :lol::lol:

 

Yes, that made me laugh too; I was a 45 year old single mother with no desire for any more babies, but they kept on at me to re-consider. I guess that they have to do that.

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As another of the 'best thing I've ever done' brigade I wish there were other places the positive voices were heard. All I ever heard or read about were the women who had problems or those who no longer felt they were a 'proper woman' :roll: and honestly this forum (and my sister) are the only places where I've heard the positive side of hysterectomy. If I'd heard more of the positive stories I'd have gone ahead years earlier than I did.

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Thanks for all your replies again. :)

 

I am thinking that if my scan comes up with no further complications I will go for this procedure rather than push for a hysterectomy, but withi the knowledge that they have told me this will be an optin should I need it.

 

I would rather at least try this option first as I really can't bear the thought of another motor op a the moment.

 

This will rely on the results on the scan on Monday though.

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[quote name="Patricia"......... or those who no longer felt they were a 'proper woman' :roll: ................

 

Funnily enough a couple of people asked me if I felt 'less of a woman', what a load of utter twaddle... honestly, did I look less of a woman???!!! :roll:

 

Some people need to get over themselves.... bit like an acquaintance who had to have an emergency c section; said she felt 'violated and robbed of her choice' :roll: err, hello, you and your baby were in very grave danger and now you're both alive and you have a healthy baby. Go figure.

 

Sorry, Victor Meldrew moment :oops:

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Funnily enough a couple of people asked me if I felt 'less of a woman', what a load of utter twaddle... honestly, did I look less of a woman???!!! :roll:

 

I couldn't agree more. I really struggle to understand the women who 'feel less of a woman' :roll: is their self image so fragile ?? I'm not a girly woman, now I'm healthy I'm really pretty strong 8) , work in a male-dominated environment but absolutely no question I'm a woman! :lol:

 

Some people need to get over themselves.... bit like an acquaintance who had to have an emergency c section; said she felt 'violated and robbed of her choice' err, :roll: hello, you and your baby were in very grave danger and now you're both alive and you have a healthy baby. Go figure.

 

That's another thing that annoys me. Great if everything goes well for birth and you have the 'natural childbirth' we're all led to expect but sometimes medical intervention is necessary. I had to have major medical intervention when I had my boys but thanks to some wonderful midwives their births were still amazing experiences with the bonus that I was alive as were my babies :D I didn't get hung up on all the machines, drips etc that were attached I was just happy to be getting such great care.

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So much for the ablation, the specialist i saw yesterday told me I couldn't have the ablation due to abdominal adhesions I have. So it's a hysterectomy... I have to think about that some more though as its a lot to think about, bigger op etc.. Not worried about the fertility aspect as I am waaaay past having anymore kids, but just the op scares me.

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Best thing I ever did was get rid of the womb!

 

Don't be afraid of the op, mine was the first time I had stayed overnight in hospital. Nowadays the op doesn't last long, and you aren't in hospital for ages either, thank goodness!

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It must be difficult if you were expecting one op to happen and now are being told the only option is another which you weren't even considering.

 

Sounds like you need to sleep on it, and think about what is better for you in the long run. Is no op at all an option?

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It is a major op, but absolutely worth it. I have never met anyone who has regretted having it done, or has felt "less of a woman" - on the contrary, everyone I know who has had a hysterectomy says it is the best thing they ever did. It certainly changed my life for the better :D

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Best thing I ever had done too, and it wasn't anywhere near as traumatic as I thought it would be, and I feel cross at myself now that I put it off for nearly 4 years!! The only difficult bit for me personally, was sitting or laying around for 6 weeks whilst I was healing, which has to be taken very seriously .. My contributions to forums increased 10 fold during that time :lol:

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Best thing I ever did was get rid of the womb!

 

Don't be afraid of the op, mine was the first time I had stayed overnight in hospital. Nowadays the op doesn't last long, and you aren't in hospital for ages either, thank goodness!

 

Couldn't agree more!

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Well I go in tomorrow for my hysterescopy procedure, have to say I am dreading it.. Only silver cloud I can see is that it is one step closer to the outcome.

 

They said they are taking biopsies as well. I have made m mum come with me :lol:

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