I am under the care of an endo specialist who has diagnosed stage 4 endometriosis, part of my bowel is attached to my uterus.
4 days ago I started prostap the plan was to stay on this for 6 months then have a full hysterectomy with part of my bowel removed.
My consultant offered a couple of different options.
1, do nothing surgical, follow a healthy lifestyle and manage symptoms with laxatives.
2. Take prostap for 6 months followed by a hysterectomy.
I opted for option 2.
I am having second thoughts as he told me that it's not life threatening, he also said that if I leave it, it will get worse, this confused me a little bit. I am 42 yrs old my periods are regular, I only suffer with pains during and mid cycle and occasional bloating the only problem is with my bowel.
I have a list of questions that I will ask him at my next appointment in 2 months time.
Has any one had similar experiences as me and decided not to go ahead with the hysterectomy? Did it become unmanageable?
He mentioned that the average age for the menopause is 51 and going through this would help the endometriosis shrink.
Should I try and hang out until then ? I am trying to work out the pros and cons of a hysterectomy.