Of course this is an overstatement, but even though an exaggeration, it makes a firm point. I have been a gynaecologist for over 30 years and in that time-span, the practice of gynaecology has been transformed. It is now a great rarity to need to remove a uterus other than for malignant disease, severe endometriosis, prolapse, or enormous size. There are simply less risky, less painful ways of dealing with period problems and pelvic pain. Continue reading Hysterectomy is dead!
I will start at the beginning as some of you may relate to symptoms I have experienced. 2 years ago, my periods were starting to get heavier and longer. This was very unusual for me, I was always like clockwork. It started to effect me emotionally and physically. I had the usual referral to the gynaecology dept and it was confirmed that I had fibroids. Continue reading Cheers – to new beginnings, bright colours and a bright future! – Michelle’s Story
Hi. Having taken Norethisterone pill for the past 3 years to stop my bleeding that was a result of the Mirena coil not being effective. I was diagnosed with a large fibroid that was outgrowing my womb. Continue reading Awaiting a Subtotal Hysterectomy – Karina’s Story
I have called my story “unbelievable hysterectomy” because you would not expect this to happen. I am 60 years old and having a hysterectomy in 4 weeks, and I’m scared. Ten years ago I had a mirena coil fitted. Long story short, I had lots of pain and problems in the early years and have had lots of health problems too. Continue reading Unbelievable hysterectomy – Linda’s Story
I’ve always had heavy irregular periods and we’re told I should probably consider having children sooner rather than later. I got married at 23 and started trying for a family straight away. I had five miscarriages, numerous tests and had diagnosis ranging from endometriosis – lupus – polycystic ovaries. All of which I felt were guesswork as despite having tests I always felt like I was never really taken seriously. Continue reading A weight lifted – Sarah’s Hysterectomy Story
I have finally been given the chance to have a hysterectomy after around 10 years of symptoms!! Continue reading Hoping for a Silver Lining – Amanda’s Story
Mirena is a new intrauterine coil that releases a contraceptive hormone into the womb that also reduces blood loss during periods. Some users can become completely period-free. There are other drug treatments also available, including Mefenamic Acid (Ponstan) and Ethamsylate and Tranexamic Acid, the latter has been found to be the most effective.
(British Journal Obstetric Gynaecology; ; Vol 105-5; 614-6)