Heavy periods hysterectomy

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Avatar n tn I have been having heavy periods for a while. I have been seeing a new GYN for a little over a yr. She has been showing a lot more interest in me than my past GYN's, which I am very greatful for but I am tired of waiting and would like to know if anyone has these same problems and if you found out what is wrong and what you have done. For the past month my GYN has been running test to figure out what is going on.
Avatar n tn Sounds like you are certain you are done with the babies, and this would be great with all the camping you do. I don't remember if it is a pill form or shot. Maybe ask. Heavy periods are the worst! I remember when I was a kid, my mom would wear two pads, one on bottom and one on back of panties so that she would not leak everywhere and then have to sleep on a towel! She had a hysterectomy when I was 16 and has never been happier!
Avatar n tn I have been having heavy periods for a while. I have been seeing a new GYN for a little over a yr. She has been showing a lot more interest in me than my past GYN's, which I am very greatful for but I am tired of waiting and would like to know if anyone has these same problems and if you found out what is wrong and what you have done. For the past month my GYN has been running test to figure out what is going on.
1043568 tn?1253453788 When I first started on the Tamoxifen my periods stopped for about 6 months and then started again about once every 3 or 4 months with the last one being quite heavy. I am 54 years old and I was still pretty regular before the Tamoxifen. My gynecologist is recommending that I get a radical hysterectomy since I am still having periods. I had a D&C last year and had a benign polyp removed. Just had a trans-vaginal ultrasound 2 weeks ago and everything was fine.
Avatar n tn Do you have heavy bleeding,large blood clots,painful cramps before and after your period.I had a partail hysterectomy last year in March.I had endometreosis.If you feel your periods are getting heavier and more painful every monthly,and you have to stay in bed while you are on them,then you need to call your gynecologist for an appointment soon.TNT406.HOPE YOU FEEL WELL SOON.
Avatar f tn I want to know if this is normal. The hysterectomy was done because i had fibroids and heavy periods.
Avatar n tn WOW, reading all of this information from Hyster Sisters, I AM REALLY AFRAID TO DO THIS NOW. I have been experiencing extremely heavy periods, severe cramping, migraine headaches, large clotting, nausea, aching back, aching pelvic area, bloating, diahrrhea, constipation (yes, both), mood swings that would make the devil cower, and fibroids pretty much since I started having my period at age 12. I am now 40.
Avatar n tn Which the only way you can tell if you have a thick lining is to go by your periods and since you are having heavy periods. My periods were so bad that was going through extra strength tampons within an hour or two during the first part of my period.
Avatar f tn Re-doing question -spelling in first one. Heavy(hemmoraging periods last one 42 days) Cannot do the traditional birth control route - severe reaction to first pill. 4 Fibroids in muscle? Enlarged uterus 12 weeks size. Waiting for MRI test in Feb. Told not a good candidate for ablasion. So... option is hysterctomy. Anemic cannot get iron up. Tests -biopsy, colonoscopy and Vag.Ultrasound. Blood work thyroid normal B12 high, below 5 ferritin, low hem 105. Taking 2 iron pills.
Avatar f tn I am sorry you are suffering from both PCOS and endo that is leading you to hysterectomy. I assume you already know that hysterectomy is not a cure for the insulin resistance of PCOS or for endo. Some women do get relief, either temporary or permanent, but some don't (I don't know the percentages). I had a hysterectomy 9 years ago at age 49 - absolutely the WORST thing that has ever happened to me but I did not have a chronic pain condition. The hormone HELL alone has been life-shattering.
Avatar n tn He asked me to monitor the flow each day as am constantly bleeding.Some days light and some days heavy. It started off with a tiny bleeding that was dark in colour now its more new blood which is light or heavy.I have to wear sanitary towels everyday its getting me down as I dont know why this is happening.I am single thank goodness but I am afraid to getting involved due to this embarrassing problem. My GP thinks the menapause has something to do with it.
Avatar n tn Hello, Menopause is the most common cause of heavy bleeding.it acuss hormonal imbalance which can cause irregular and heavy or scanty periods.How old are you? Menopause can occur in age 40-55 but premenopause is not the only cause of irregular and constant bleeding in periods.Other causes are there. Excessive amount or duration of menstrual flow, at more or less regular intervals is called menorrhagia.
Avatar f tn You could also try a heating pad on your lower abdomen to see if it helps alleviate some of the pain, although when I had horribly painful and heavy periods (I had to have a hysterectomy in 1998 at age 35), I did find that even though the heating pad did help my pain a little bit, it did sometimes make my bleeding increase, so beware that that may happen. It may be something as simple as a hormonal imbalance, but it's definitely something to be looked into.
1416390 tn?1333905204 I had a c section 20 mos ago. since then my periods have been really heavy and there is always a day I seem to gush blood. Well- my period came a week early this month and last night I seemed to have passed a lot of blood- that seemed really red. Now that I am up it does not seem to be flowing so strong. I don't have any pain- slight cramping. I am not sure whether I should go to the ER or not- hate to go if it is just my period! Just seems odd there was so, so much.
Avatar n tn IN UTERUS, AND SAID I NEEDED A HYSTERECTOMY. I PUT IT OFF, AND MY PERIODS STOPPED AT AGE 50.
Avatar n tn Because of my heavy periods and the prolapse, my doc suggested surgery for the prolapse and a possible hysterectomy when I am closer to the age of 40. He felt I was still to young for a hysterectomy. Anyway, I recently read about a surgical outpatient procedure called NOVASURE that can kill the inside linning of the uterus causing a women to have very light periods or none at all. This procedure can only be done if your done having kids.
1043568 tn?1253453788 I had a lumpectomy 2 years ago with MammoSite Radiation and have been on Tamoxifen for 2 years. I am 54 years old and my periods were still pretty regular before the Tamoxifen. When I first started on the Tamoxifen my periods stopped for about 6 months and then started again about once every 3 or 4 months with the last one being quite heavy. I have also had some vaginal discharge clear to yellowish in color with some smell - no itching or pain.
Avatar f tn My doc has suggested I have a partial hysterectomy (due to heavy periods and fibroids and constant anemia) and now as the date for it is getting closer, I'm getting cold feet. I've been reading on different websites that there's a good chance that even if it's a partial hysterectomy, I will start going through menopause within a couple years. Can anyone who has had one confirm this or share their experience with this?
1043568 tn?1253453788 At your age you are most likely in menopause and your periods WILL stop. I envy you the opportunity to say no to a hysterectomy. The problems brought on BY a hysterectomy are much harder to deal with than getting through the next few years. I wish I had my 'parts' back !! Good luck to you with what ever you decide.
Avatar f tn They removed my uterus, tubes and left ovary. I still have my cervix and right ovary. I still get mini periods as I call them every so often. The are not heavy and usually only last a couple of days. Usually a dark dingy brown, but sometimes bright red. I do not cramp with them. I have been having one this time since for over a week now. I have been to the doctor and was told that a very thin layer of my uterus may be latched onto my cervix.
Avatar n tn I carried two children and got pregnant when I wanted to so the thick lining wasn't an issue, the only problem was my period was so heavy that on the first few days of my periods I would go through super plus tampons within an hour or so, and over night I had to wear tampon and pad so I didn't ruin my bed. The clots can make your period hurt because your cervix dialates to let the clot pass. If you are done having children, then these are the best two options for you.
1615999 tn?1307465542 I am not on any type of HRT. I have always had heavy periods but the last few have been really heavy. On the last few u/s's they have said something about how thick the lining is. Not sure if it's an issue or not. They found something on my uterine wall but were not sure what it is. I go in on April 1st for another one where they will put saline in my uterus to get a better look at it. They are not sure if it is a polyp, blood pool or what.
482924 tn?1333207271 For one I almost died from the sugery and for two, there is a very long list of major complications/illness' that come with a hysterectomy. Some doctor's push for a hysterectomy because they make good money from them and will continue making more money off of you, because of the side affects and complications. If interested I have tons of info on hysterectomy consequences and I will share more of my story if you would like. Just please do yourself a favor and at least seek a second opinion.
Avatar f tn I am 41 and have 3 DD's. My periods have gotten progressively bad, heavy bleeding, cramping, vaginal pain, back pain, clots etc. I have gone over all my options with my doctor. I am concerned about hormonal problems after, depression and sex. Help alleviate my fears!
Avatar n tn 7 cm fibroids as well as several small ones. Will the fibroids shrink significantly after menopause? Should I consider an hysterectomy? I feel constantly full, am constipated, there is pressure on my bladder and do have very heavy and irregular periods.
Avatar f tn In December they burned my lining of my uterus to help with periods I still had heavy periods so In January they took my uterus out. Now I am still stuck with hormone problems. I guess I might take you advice and EXERCISE yuk! My only problem is that I am so tired all the time. I am a stay at home mom and it seems like I have no energy. I know what the B vitamins do, but what does the magnesium done for you?
Avatar n tn Birth control pills and a progesterone-containing intrauterine device (IUD) can help decrease heavy bleeding. A hysterectomy may be necessary in women with severe symptoms. I am not sure if the IUD would work without the pills but you could try it. Sorry you are suffering . Is this what you have been told you have?? Adenomyosis???
Avatar n tn Hi - I was so sick and so much pain this week - every month it's the same and I'm almost 50. My sister is 57 and she still gets her periods every month and they won't do a hysterectomy at her age cuz they keep saying she's bound to start menopause soon. I have fibroids and I'm sick of being horribly depressed when PMS'd then knocked flat on my back the second day of each period from flow/cramps/migraine. Am i nuts to think menopause can't be worse than this? Thoughts?
Avatar n tn i have periods that come every 1 2 or 3 weeks inever go a month and when i do have a period it can last for weeks i blead all the way through my last pregnancy which ended with 32 week prem baby then i bled for a whole year i have had just about every form of medication you can think of i have had a scrape and a marina coil fitted for about 9 months now but this still hasnt helped the dr now wants to lazer inside but i am worried about doing this i would rather just have a hystorectomy and be do