I am 36 years of age and I was diagnosed with endometriosis in November last year after 18 months of pain. Every month for the first 3-4 days of my period I would be in total agony especially when passing water. After 18 months of being fobbed off I went to see a different GP who sent me straight to the hospital she thought I had a cyst on one of my ovaries.
After several scans and a laparoscopy I was told that I had severe endometriosis and a 5cm cyst on one of my ovaries but the endo had stuck everything together including my bladder and bowel. No surgery was done and I was sent for a MRI scan to be seen back in 6 weeks in the out patient department.
When returning 6 weeks later I was told that I needed to have one of my ovaries and tube removed as well as the endometriosis. I had also got to see a bowel and bladder specialist before they could go ahead with the surgery
After another 3 weeks of pain (yesterday) I went back to see the doctor at the hospital as the pain was really bad and was getting me down. I was asked if I was considering having any more children to which I replied no (I already have a 16 year old daughter) and was told that I could have an injection (Which I had) to close down my ovaries and stop the pain and they would recommend a full hysterectomy due to the mess inside.
I have been told that it could be up to 4 months to get the operation due to seeing the bowel and bladder specialists first.
I have a few questions which I am hoping you could help me with I no everyone is different but any advise might help me:
1. What are the chances of me having to have HRT before (now I've had the injection) and after the hysterectomy??
2. What will be the recovery time after the hysterectomy??
3. Has anyone had problems with bowel and bladder during the removal of the endometriosis??
4. What sort of time have people had to wait for a hysterectomy?
Any advice would help! Thanks