I saw my doctor yesterday for my post op visit. I am sorry I don't know all the technical terms of my surgery, but, I have had abnormal bleeding for years. If I coughed too hard, I would bleed. If I was squatting and sneezed, I would bleed. If I had sex, I would bleed almost every time. Anytime I had an exam and the cervix was touched, I would gush blood. So I have had all kinds of tests over the years, never had anything abnormal, including Pap Smears. I have finally found a doctor that is trying to fix the problem instead of telling me to live with it. He has done the freezing, didn't work for long. Recently, he went in and scraped everything to regenerate the walls. He did a few other procedures, including removing a couple pallups. This was all done in August 2012. Everything has been very good, my periods are so light and are so short, I don't even need to use a pad. But.... When I have sex, I bleed more often than not. Not only does it gross me out, but it's humiliating. My husband has been great and very supportive through all of this, by the way. So, as a last resort, my doctor suggested, which we talked about before my last procedure, that I have my cervix, uterus, and tubes removed. At first I thought it wasn't a big deal, until I get to message boards Any input/opinions would be appreciated. Thanks!
I had a hysterectomy a handful of years ago due to a huge fibroid and subsequent bleeding issues, and I could not be happier now. I too have noticed so many scary stories about hysterectomy. I am here to tell you that there are wonderful stories too. I feel great now and my sex life has not suffered one tiny bit. In fact, it's better than ever since birth control isn't a worry anymore.
I have had the freezing, scraping, and plenty of tests, my last procedure being done in August 2012. I have barely had a period since then, so in that case, it worked, but during, and only during intercourse, I bleed. When my cervix gets pushed on, it gushes blood. This started back up approx. 2 months ago. Now, my doctor says that removing my cervix, uterus, and tubes are my next option.
That's what I thought but wanted to be sure I understood. What has testing revealed as the cause of the bleeding? Have you seen the test results? Generally, meds are the first line of treatment for heavy bleeding and are usually quite effective. But having had an ablation and bleeding only being problematic during intercourse, I don't know what options are out there. Is there too much uterine tissue left on the cervix possibly? Are you by any chance close to menopause and can wait it out if it's nothing that needs treatment?
I had a hysterectomy 7 years ago. The hormonal effects alone have been devastating. But just as distressing are the changes to my figure and the resulting back and hip pain even though I've been lucky enough not to have had post-hysterectomy weight gain. Read my posts in the discussion thread "1st and 2nd opinion now confused" here http://www.healthboards.com/boards/hysterectomy/937766-1st-2nd-opinion-now-confused.html for details about the lifelong functions of the female sex organs and how removal has affected me. I'll be happy to answer any questions.
Do you possibly have a polyp on/in your cervix? That can cause bleeding especially when the cervix is pushed on (such as happens during intercourse). Also, a thin lining (which you'd have since you had an ablation) can cause bleeding but don't know if this is more apt to happen during sex versus at other times. Here's some info on cervical polyps - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001494.htm.