Research into women’s perception of the link between HRT benefits vs cancer risk is currently being undertaken at Edinburgh Napier University.
Hi there. I am at a little bit of a loss. I am now 43 years old, when I was 30 I was diagnosed with cervical cancer (only 5mm) however the consultant gave me 2 choices, to have another baby with the obvious risks, or go for a full radical hysterectomy. I already have 2 children, I didn’t want to risk having another and opted for surgery the next week.
Hi, I had my hysterectomy in October and they removed my womb & ovaries & surround tissue but left my cervix. The op went well with no problems, I was on a morphine bump which I didn’t use that much. Moving was very sore to start with but did improve & I left hosp 5 days later.
Hi Ladies, Great Site, So nice to hear all your experiences. Well here is mine. I had a total abdominal hysterectomy 28 Jan 2011, aged 45. I was in total shock to hear I needed one in the 1st place, as I was unable to conceive children, miscarried in 1999 and tried IVF which was unsuccessful, and couldn’t afford anymore courses, but still tried naturally.
I am 54 years old.
In January I visited my GP because I had been having symptoms of vaginal bleeding and some discomfort during intercourse. I was offered an hysteroscopy investigation at the local hospital soon afterwards. This was partially carried out, ie, I had the scan, but because it seemed things were normal, the second part of the test was not carried out. I was discharged back to my GP with advice to consider that my cervix might possibly need cauterisation.
I had my daughter by C-section in Jan 2000 and I never recovered my energy levels. It got so bad that I went to the doctor in summer 2001 and had a range of blood tests, none of which were out of the normal ranges. However I just got more and more tired and then in 2004, when I was swimming, I started getting cramping pains in my chest that lasted 24 hours.
Researchers in the United States have found that women who have a hysterectomy that also removes the ovaries have a reduced risk of developing ovarian cancer, other cancers, and heart disease. Surprisingly, the rate of hip fractures (due to osteoporosis…
Researchers have suggested that women may be able to create some protection for themselves from gynaecological cancers by having their ovaries and uterus removed, if they have been diagnosed with nonpolyposis colorectal cancer or Lynch syndrome.