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sireesha36 (@sireesha36)

endometrial ablation or Hysterectomy

Women's Health | Last Active: Feb 21, 2019 | Replies (9)

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Hi, @sireesha36 – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Determining what you want to do with birth control, especially with having a hysterectomy, is a very personal decision, and one you'd definitely want to make with your doctor to weigh the pros and cons in current medical literature.

I had a hysterectomy myself, at age 41, due to needing prolapse repairs and hysterectomy being a necessary part of that procedure. Other than the surgical recovery, physically it's been very nice not to have to deal with the monthly menstruation or birth control. I will say that though my husband and I had decided not to pursue having any more children over a year before I decided to have this surgery, I did have some emotional reaction just a few days before my surgery – just feeling worried and a little weepy about that choice to ever have a baby again going away, though cognitively I knew we would not plan to have any more children, regardless. My surgeon told me that emotions are often part of the process with hysterectomy either before it or afterward, regardless of the logic of the decision.

I'd like to invite @airey2 @granny55 @khauff @carolhope @patsydanley @baxtersmom to join in this discussion. Though none of us can provide medical advice as we are not medical professionals, @sireesha36, I'm hoping they can provide perspective on the pros and cons of making the decision to have a hysterectomy from their own experiences, or the option to have endometrial ablation. @jenniferhunter may also have some input for you.

What is your doctor recommending you pursue at this point, @sireesha36?

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Thanks Lisa. Based on online research and info i can get on this topic, i will decide and talk to my doctor.

Hello @sireesha36. My situation was somewhat different. I started menustrating when I was 11 years old. I always had heavy bleeding and cramping and was not able to get pregnant until I was 35. The decision for a complete hysterectomy (ovaries, tubes and uterus) was a result of many factors. My grandmother died of ovarian cancer many years ago. The medical field had come a long way over the years. At 60 years old, i was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer and ER+ breast cancer. I also tested positive for BRCA1&2 and had already been through menopause, so the decision to “remove it all” was pretty straightforward. I am sorry you are having problems with your cycles and wish you the best.

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