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The end of endometriosis thanks to da-Vinci – Lynnann’s story

I have always had painful periods they made me physically unwell. Sometimes I’d have this irritating right sided pain resting on my shoulder blade. I’d been in hospital and seen many consultant with multiple mysterious illnesses. Continue reading The end of endometriosis thanks to da-Vinci – Lynnann’s story

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Kathryn’s hints for a healthy hysterectomy

In January I had a total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. I am 48 years old. Since the age of 14, I’ve had terrible periods; very very heavy, painful, long and with debilitating PMS symptoms. I was put on the pill at 14 and have tried every medical and holistic intervention since. These are my hints and tips for having a healthy hysterectomy. Continue reading Kathryn’s hints for a healthy hysterectomy

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The dermoid cyst alien inside me!! – Jo’s story

After being diagnosed with endometriosis in my mid 30’s I went on Ovranette which seemed to help, but when I reached 50 oh my…. I had to come off it due to age and boy did everything come back with a vengeance. After several months of heavy flooding and indescribable pain I got referred to gynae. Continue reading The dermoid cyst alien inside me!! – Jo’s story

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I found the light at the end of the tunnel after 22 years of pain – Tracey’s story

I remember sitting on the kitchen floor of my Mum and Dad’s house when I was 11 and I said to my mum my tummy hurt – she said perhaps it was my period due to start.  Sure enough it started a week later, as did 22 years of constant pain. Continue reading I found the light at the end of the tunnel after 22 years of pain – Tracey’s story

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Ovarian Remnant Syndrome – Sue’s story

After suffering with endometriosis I decided at the age of 35 that I wanted a hysterectomy (despite having no children). Since the age of 13 I had suffered with severe period pain. When I was 26 I saw a gynaecologist (Mr W), who decided to do a D&C, this did not help with the pain so Mr W then did a laparoscopy. I was diagnosed with extensive endometriosis. Continue reading Ovarian Remnant Syndrome – Sue’s story

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Total Abdominal Hysterectomy – my experience first 6 weeks, Karen’s story

I am 43 yrs old, have suffered abnormal smear test results, endometriosis and blocked fallopian tubes since my early 20’s, resulting in four unsuccessful rounds of IVF treatment, and more recently, increased heavy bleeding during my menstrual cycle. Continue reading Total Abdominal Hysterectomy – my experience first 6 weeks, Karen’s story

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Feeling like a women’s health circus act – Elley’s story

For all my menstruating years I have had problems. In my teens I just put it down to hormones and hoped it would settle. In my twenties I tried the pill, it controlled the bleeding cycle but did not control the moods and the flow. In my thirties was when I decided I had had enough and wanted some specialist support. Continue reading Feeling like a women’s health circus act – Elley’s story

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Unexpected perforated bowel complication – Lauraine’s story

Years of bowel disease and endometriosis had left me with a very sticky, complex pelvis. I reached the age of 50 and an MRI indicated I had ovarian cancer. This proved to be incorrect but my consultant was becoming increasingly concerned at the state of my insides and how the suspect masses presented on ultrasound and MRI’s. So much so he recommended a complete hysterectomy as otherwise I would live with this uncertainty for ever. Continue reading Unexpected perforated bowel complication – Lauraine’s story

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Hysterectomy Association Newsletter – April 2015

Phew! Welcome the Hysterectomy Association April newsletter. We’ve had a busy few months here at HA HQ. Finally, our brand new website has gone live AND we’ve moved home to a much faster server. All in all, it’s been a bit hectic; but things are starting to calm down and get back to normal again. Over the coming months we’ll be doing a makeover on the shop and forums too; as well as getting more of our information into a place people can actually find it. Continue reading Hysterectomy Association Newsletter – April 2015