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I am 40 years old and I have to make a decide to have a hysterectomy or not. I have very bad Ashermans. I have alot of other health conditions the reason behind be not being sure on what to do. Anybody else hee had a hysterectomy and what are your veiws please

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Hi there. I had a partial, laparoscopic hysterectomy 6 weeks ago due to several large fibroids. I took about two years to decide if I would have the hysterectomy or not (I'm sure I would have taken longer if my symptoms hadn't become unbearable). I am not certain what your main hesitations or considerations are--for me, it was whether or not I wanted to have a child. Ultimately, with my specific case, I chose to go ahead with the hysterectomy. It was a very difficult decision.

The recovery is difficult, but I cannot tell you how much relief I feel already. I was so anxious about the surgery, but it wasn't nearly as scary as I thought it would be. I don't know what it feels like to have Asherman's, but I empathize with having to live with a chronic, painful condition. I hope that you find some clarity soon!

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Thank you.. I don't want to gave anymore children ( also told I wouldn't be able to as the ashermans has caused too much damage. If I was to fall pregnant U would misscarry). One reason that is stopping ne is I am a full time carer for my daughter who has nany geakth and nental health problems. How long was your stay in hospital

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I stayed just one night in the hospital, and I believe the maximum would be three nights. But, you will need help at home in the weeks after--I still have been getting exhausted after very light activity. My partner worked from home for the first week to help me out. Is there anyone in your life who could help your daughter and yourself during your recovery?

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I have my partner who is very good. Maybe like you say your husband too time off, I could get him to do the same. She is a nightmare even If I go shooping and she stays with him I get hundreds of texts while I'm gone. She can't even be left at home on her own. It's not too bad if the stay in hospital is not long.

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Hi Daisy50,I am 45 and mum of two and now 8 weeks post op and live in Wales. My problems started when I hit 40 with a huge fibroid in the neck of the womb causing extremely heavy periods I also suffered with bloating stomach ache and lower back pain., and cysts on my cervix.My contraceptive was changed as I used to bleed in between the month to. I was back and forth trying cold coagulation, Letz loop amongst other methods and tablets to help with pain and blood flow, I even had a marina coil fitted, which helped for a time but left me in great pain. A hysterectomy was the last decision for me I had tried to avoid but it got to a point where I would flood through my clothing twice whilst in work, and there were men in my workplace. This was the final straw which made me have a total Hysterectomy (everything removed). I knew I didn’t want more children to so made the decision to have my op. I was in for 4 days I had bled a lot after my op, which left me with low blood pressure, tired,sleepy, back ache,headaches and the trapped wind was horrendous. I had very good nursing care and a very good surgeon. You think you can spring back pretty quick after but that is not the case, the first 4 weeks I thought what have I done? I.m now 8 weeks post op and feeling a lot better and happier, but still off work. My two children and my husband have been fantastic in my recovery, they have cooked,shopped,done the laundry, and I had many good friends who came in and cooked and run myself or the kids around. I have been very lucky to have that support after my operation, you literally can’t lift anything. I had no follow ups just a letter to say I no longer need to have smears and nothing nasty found. I then felt quite alone until I found this forum which has been a godsend for support. Sorry it’s long winded but I now am feeling so much better, still tired but on iron tablets for that, you literally need to sit and do nothing for 8 weeks if you don’t you run risk of prolapse or hernia, not to mention fatigue, please feel free to read my replies to others at different stages to give you an idea. So sorry you have other health problems and hope you make the right decision for you.

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Thank you so much. I'm in too minds what to do I havn't gad a period in 3 years due to ashermans, being so bad but out of the blue the other day I bkeed for no reason I was nwant to be seen in 4 months with wgat I have decided but no he want to see me when hes vack from holiday in 2 weeks

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