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The joys of being a woman – Catherine’s story

6 weeks on after laparoscopic hysterectomy – I seemed to be finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel (forgive the analogy!) At 48 and years of heavy bleeding due mainly to a fibroid, I’d tried 2 coils- 1 fell out, 1 lodged itself in my cervix and then an ablation 22 months ago. Continue reading The joys of being a woman – Catherine’s story

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A great laparoscopic hysterectomy experience – Jo’s story

Hi there, I had a total laparoscopic hysterectomy (fallopian tubes, cervix and womb) 2 and a 1/2 weeks ago, mid January 2015, I can honestly say I not only do I feel great, I’m about 85% back to normal, and have no real discomfort or pain. Best thing I have ever done. Continue reading A great laparoscopic hysterectomy experience – Jo’s story

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Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Surgery – Shelly’s Story

Thirteen years ago (when I was 39) I was diagnosed with having a 11 cm in diameter fibroid. I did not have any of the symptoms the rest of you have written about. All of the gynaecologists I saw at the time found it remarkable that I was not having any symptoms at the time, but still said it would be advisable to have removed, but at the time my life was quite busy and I felt I could not afford to take the time off to recover from a major surgery. Continue reading Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Surgery – Shelly’s Story

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Minimally invasive uterine and fibroid morcellation warnings

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In recent months there have been a number of warnings issued about uterine polyp and fibroid morcellation during laparascopic hysterectomy or myomectomy, most notably by the FDA in the United States. It’s come about because in a small number of cases the fibroids being removed were shown to be malignant after the surgery, something that was not known prior to the operation. In a few of these cases women went on to develop leiomyosarcoma (cancer of the uterine wall). Continue reading Minimally invasive uterine and fibroid morcellation warnings

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My 18 Day Bleeding Nightmare – Raylene’s Story

I am 41 years of age and and two years ago I was diagnosed with endometriosis after having tubal litigation on the 1st July 2011. I suffered with severe lower back, leg and abdominal pain and heavy periods for three years. I tried treatments of Provera tablets and the Mirena coil to see if the symptoms would disappear. After enduring severe pain for years and see my gyno we decided that a total hysterectomy would be my final option. Continue reading My 18 Day Bleeding Nightmare – Raylene’s Story

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My Total Vaginal Hysterectomy – Sangita’s Story

I was going through the menopause for the last 2 years with no real problems and am 50 years old. Then in February I went to the Dr’s because my stomach started to feel huge and was sent for scan. My scan revealed the lining of the womb was usually thick for someone who was menopausal and was told I had a fibriod and had to see a gnecologist. Just before my appointment I had a really heavy bleed completely out if the blue. Continue reading My Total Vaginal Hysterectomy – Sangita’s Story

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My total laparascopic hysterectomy :) – Lucy’s Story

I had a TLH (total laparascopic hysterectomy) this week, finally after having 2 previous cancellations, all went went, took everything apart from ovaries. They found a 12cm fibroid (goodness only knows where that was hiding) bought it out PV (per vaginam – through the vagina) – she said it was like a baby’s head! Continue reading My total laparascopic hysterectomy 🙂 – Lucy’s Story

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Wish I’d a hysterectomy years ago! – Sharon’s Story

At the age of 40 I was diagnosed with fibroids. A scan confirmed I had about 10 of them, the largest was almost the size of a rugby football, the others between the size of a tangerine and an orange. All of them subserosal so my uterus was quite deformed. Continue reading Wish I’d a hysterectomy years ago! – Sharon’s Story