My periods were never a problem to me for many years. Regular 28 day cycle, 4 or 5 days on and never heavy. The only connection I can think to my heavy periods is being sterilised after completing my family, as I was warned there can be a link. It was however, gradual and over a number of years.
In June 2011 my GP felt a large mass in my abdomen so I was referred to a gynaecologist. On an ultra sound one of my ovaries couldn’t be seen so I had an MRI to check it wasn’t ovarian cancer and luckily it wasn’t. I had a large subserosal fibroid and 2 tiny ones.
I am 42 and here is my story. I have had endometriosis for years. Two years ago I started to get a dull pain in my right side which was on and off and then became constant. I was referred to a gynaecologist who diagnosed a fibroid and also endometriosis and some cysts on my right ovary, I also had some adhesions from having previous laproscopies.
I had a subtotal hysterectomy on 29th December 2011 and now have my life back. I have suffered with very heavy periods all my life but especially since I had my children.
Researchers have demonstrated that both subtotal and total hysterectomy were equally effective in relieving symptoms, and that neither caused adverse effects on the function of other pelvic organs.