I had removal of sever endo and cysts last November. However the team have looked at my pathology report and say I need a total hysterectomy - to prevent it turning cancerous (whilst its benign now it has what is called 'unknown maligancy potential'!).
He said it was up to me on whether to keep my ovaries - both have had cysts removed and one still really hurts..so they might be back. He said I could remove them to prevent me from having future op. Basically I think I'm fine mentally about losing my little old womb. But I'm just worried about any side effects.
I don't know whether to have my ovaries removed. I know it will help in terms of pain and preventing future cysts. But I am also worried about having a sudden menopause (he said I shouldn't take HRT due to endo). As well as hot flushes - I heard people can get depressed and also there could be longer terms impacts on osteoparosis etc. If I left them in - wouldn't they just shrivel up anyway?
Also I'm worried about urinary probs and prolapses after having a hysterectomy - does excersie/pelvic floor excercises help?
Also how long on average did people take off office based work?