Hello I need some effective tips to convince my gynaecologist to give me a hysterectomy
I have had laps in the past to remove endo
I have had two children I do not want anymore
I have been on prostap injections for the past 16 to 18 months and cannot tolerate the side-effects anymore
Painful joints effecting mobility
my gynaecologist has said in the past that she doesn’t want to do a hysterectomy because I am complicated case ( complex medical history)
I am not comfortable, trying the mini pill to stop my periods as I have epilepsy and I’m very worried about hormonal treatments because of my epilepsy
I also cannot take HRT to help with the symptoms of the ProStep injections because of my epilepsy
I have an appointment with my gynaecologist this week and wanted to be prepared for my appointment so what can I say to get them to give me a hysterectomy? Please
I’m not really sure why they are refusing, surely if it’s complicated giving a hysterectomy would make it simpler. Is she BSGE registered? If not ask for a referral to a centre as I’d imagine if they’ve left Endo around the bowel that might be why she’s classing things as complicated. That’s not fair on you. Have you got a copy of your medical notes? They come in very handy at times.
I completely understand you wanting one. Mine got complicated as I had fibroids causing issues as well as Endo and adhesions. I must admit that area was so much easier after. Swore to myself I’d never have one but no regrets. I use Sage instead of HRT, seems to be ok for me.
Thank you so much for your reply how to say to work as an alternative to HRT
she said it would be complicated to do a hysterectomy army because I have had two Caesarean sections which means there is scar tissue in for her to navigate around in the surgery, so it is hard for her there is also scar tissue from my laparoscopy, which also makes it difficult for her. (she’s just making excuses.)
No idea if shes BSGE registered I have asked previously, if there was someone else I could have a second opinion from I was told there was not so i feel quite lost
Yep making excuses by the sounds of it, I think they avoid any surgery over an hour. You should be able to look the hospital up on the BSGE site and see who is the main registered Gynae. You can get a second opinion, she or your GP can do this. It’s not a given, but it’s really rare not to get one. What’s complicated for her wouldn’t be for an Endo specialist who is used to adhesions.
I was recently told by one general surgeon that he wouldn’t do the op I want of looking for adhesions round the small bowel as it would be very risky, but one of the main surgeons didn’t seem to mind. At the moment they are pulling straws, I mean finding a slot 🤣🤣
There is always a surgeon experienced enough to do the op for you and your current Gynae isn’t working in your best interest. Will someone be with you? It’s good to have someone as consultant tends to be a little more open and less obstructive.
no just me on my own theres no one I could ask!
My gp has said she doesnt u derstand why I am still on these injections ( she said she would write to the gyne) dont know if she actually has
Hopefully i have more of an argument this time fingerscrossed
So do you take sage tablets how does the sage work xxx
I’m sure you’ll be ok, write things down as well so you don’t forget anything.
Your GP sounds sensible, technically the injections are only licensed for six months. You could use that to your advantage. Ask her or GP for a bone scan. Too many Gynae are keeping women on it too long these days. You’re supposed to sign off on unlicensed medication so you’re aware of the risks.
🤞, let us know how it goes.
Sage is one of the natural HRT, there are others and mind has gone blank 🤦♀️. I was given some HRT but didn’t like it. There is now a nature identical HRT on prescription, if I remember the name I’ll let you know. It’s fairly new but I think is on the NHS.
Thank you so much. You are so helpful as always. Xx