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4th Surgery... everything removed

I'm 35 years old and have decided to finally have a full hysterectomy with ovaries and fallopian tubes being removed.

My last surgery was last year... where i had my appendix and one fallopian tube removed. My bowel is stuck to my uterus and i have chronic abdominal pain.

I just can't do it anymore. So have decided to have everything out.

Will it help?

Only time will tell

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I did this at 31....I'm now 42 and the pain returned about two maybe three years ago. However I don't regret it despite having no children. Hopefully you'll have a longer pain-free time than I did but those six or seven years without any pain were fantastic...


Thats what scares me... i don't want the pain to return.

I may have to have a colostomy bag for a while... i just don't know if its all worth it.

Right now i'm out of work and unable to do daily tasks... i have a daughter to take care of, she is the one taking care of me.

I suppose i won't know till it's done.

Is there anything that can be done about your pain now?


I'm seeing another specialist on Wednesday so I'll get back to you. It sounds very similar to me but not everyone gets it back at the same level if at all. I know of a few who've had full relief so it varies. I've not used or needed HRT in the 11 years since and it's grotesque back...but after the surgery and once recovered a healthy diet and exercise seemed to work really well. It was only when I moved to Germany and couldn't find the same organ food that my symptoms returned. My oestrogen levels are only slightly lower now than before my oopherectomy and hysterectomy.


Hi - is this being done in a specialist centre as you have rectovaginal endo that must only be dealt with in such a centre. Highly skilled specialist surgeons aim to remove the disease not the organs so it may not be necessary to have a hysterectomy. Either way it is vital that all your endo is excised as you will need HRT if you do have a hysterectomy and this could cause any remaining endo to continue growing. Click on my name and have a look at my post on Pouch of Douglas endo as this will be what you have if your uterus is stuck to your bowel.


About 20 years ago when I was in labour my daughter starting turning out of the birth canal I had an number of epidural s but got pain in my right side I had to have forceps but at the time I was told my tailbone was inverted and the baby should have been a section but six months later I was rushed to hospital with appendices and had my tube cut away it was badly managled so my tailbone is inverted and I think this is where the pain stems from


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