Hysterectomy

The standard fix for a fibroid tumor is a hysterectomy. I don't know why and although my doctor knows what she does, she doesn't answer questions well. Or maybe I don't ask them well. Why do I need a hysterectomy? I don't know.

My mom had one in her early 30s which fixed her menorrhagia (excessive bleeding) and hasn't had any problems from it.

My husband heard they can cut the nerves to your clit and ruin your sex life, because they don't know which nerves are which.

So the doctor and my mom think I ought to get a hysterectomy. My husband doesn't. I don't know.

I've been on four different birth control pills in the last two years trying to wrest control of my period back. So far it isn't working. I'm on day 12 of a period on my new birthcontrol pills.

I've heard that getting thyroid medicine often helps people like me, but I've been trying to get it for about 15 years and haven't found a doctor who will prescribe it. I don't know why not. It doesn't have any side effects. If it helps, it helps quickly and obviously. Seems like it would be worth a prescription for a month to give it a chance.

There are some doctors around here who will prescribe it, but insurance doesn't cover them and the prices range from $1000 to $4000 for the initial visits. If we weren't going in debt again, I'd try it. But not right now, I don't think.

Anyone out there had a hysterectomy for a fibroid tumor? How did it impact your life?

Are there other things which can help? I don't mind alternative medicines as long as they work quickly. (Two years on chasteberry with no significant change would drive me crazy.)

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  1. If you are done with child-bearing, I HIGHLY recommend endometrial ablation. It gave me back my life! Nothing to it. Not everyone qualifies, depending on the location and severity of the fibroid tumors, but I had multiple tumors for many years and the proceedure was perfect for me. Almost too good to be true.

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