I'm trying everything but the hysterectomy!!! I'm 39 nearly 40 and DO NOT WANT TO GO THROUGH MENOPAUSE!!! I have a feeling though that it's going to end up that way in the near future. Has anyone tried the naturopath route with Progesterone treatment and have it work? I'm wondering if I'm wasting my money on all this Reiki, Acupuncture and Naturopath stuff. HELP!!! I am done with having kids but fear menopause!
What about menopause treated with HRT? You are only about ten years off the natural menopause anyway. My sister had this happen similar to yours, and had a hysterectomy, opted for early menopause with HRT, and says she has never looked back. She tapered (?) off the hormones in her fifties and is in fine bloom and fettle. If I had to choose between that and ten years of pain, illness and stress, I know which I would choose. Sera.
So back again! Just had my annual pap test, which by the way surprised me since I just had a laparoscopy and hysterscopy in late April, and during the exam my doc could see 2 lesions on my cervix. He didn't say much about it but took some extra swabs. When he took out the speculum it hurt like he'll and bled like crazy. I spotted for three days afterward. I of course didn't ask many questions because I was shocked it wasn't normal in there. I've been trying to ignore the fact that I have endo, I'm on 800mg of prometrium per day. My doc basically said well have to wait and see what the test results are before doing anything further. Anyone out there have lesions on their cervix before? I've been in a monogomous relationship for 20yrs, had level 3 abnormal pap with cone biopsy and leep done 12years ago.
Hey Javasmom! I also have had cervical lesions. Mine were from a chronic infection caused by you guessed HPV lol! Its more common than one would think! My OBGYN explained in layman's terms that a chronic infection/inflammation of the cervical tissue can cause minute cracks in the cervical tissues if the HPV is active in there, which will/can open during intercourse or anything else going in there that disturb them. What happens over time is that if they open over and over then heal they can cause lesions.
Mine are all gone now after the hyst!! Woooo hoooo! Hope you feel better *hugs*
You are correct on my reason behind the hyst. I chose to have my hyst because of HPV caused CIN 3 (cancer stage 0)....stage 0 was scary enough
No worries about early menopause, it's a bit of a myth that just because you have a hyst that you WILL have early menopause. My one ovary seems to be adjusting quite nicely to it's new more roomy space and also seems to be working just fine. I was very scared of having a hyst @ first like you but after it was out and not to mention a whole month and a half of being doted on and watching movies lol. I also am taking the natural approach and when and IF the time comes feel free to ask for tips on combos of supplements and teas.
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So Jess, did you find out about your hpv recently or have you known for years. Did you you find out just from a pap smear or did your doc do a different test? My tests came back clear for any infection or stds. We are still waiting for pap results which can take upto a month or more. My doc had another look and the lesions are still there so he's referred me back to my gyno which can take god
knows when I'll get an appointment. My doc thought there was a slight chance it might even be endo lesions he was looking at. Anyway I'm trying not to get too worried at this point.
So my cultures came back negative for stds and I'm still waiting for the pap test to come back which could be another couple of weeks. My doctor had me go in for another look to see if the lesions were still there and they were so he's referred me back to my gynocologist whose earliest appointment is one month from now. Two days ago I bled after intercourse and it was quite painful where I thought I was going to be sick from the pain. I've never experienced bleeding after intercourse so once again I'm worried. I hate waiting! I'm not allowed to take my prometrium (progesterone) vaginally until I see the gyno and it's knocking me out, nor I allowed to switch drugs fory endo until I've seen the gyno - all one month from now! This is so frustrating! Thanks for listening
So since my last post I've been having rectal bleeding during bowel movements, my endo sypmtoms have all come back and I can barely eat I'm in so much pain. I begged and pleaded to get into my Gyno and they took me in a days notice. My Gyno recommended a total hysterectomy and wants me into see my GI specialis asap as he thinks I might have the endo on the bowel now. GREAT!!! Has anyone had a total hysterectomy and have had bowel endo as well? I'm going ahead with the hysterectomy because it has to be better than going through this misery but I'm wondering if it will do anything for bowel endo. I know the GI will have to go in and find it then burn it off but I don't know if that will occur at the same time as the hysterectomy. Here in British Columbia it's a 4 month wait for surgery. I'm going to be put on Lupron shots until my surgery date to help with the pain. OMG this is awful!!!! AND I still haven't got back the PAP test results to tell me what's going on with the cervix.
I have the same pain from the leftside of my back, down my thigh, on the outer portion of my knee, and into my lower leg... I am so tired of living in this pain and being dismissed by doctors. Please advise!