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    Old 12-15-2018, 06:26 PM   #1
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    I have a question about hysterectomy

    I'm 63 yrs old and have always had fertility/female problems. 20+ yrs ago I went through menopause. Since then I have had spotting 2 other times with 8-9mm lining thickening and had to have a D&C both times. Each time the biopsy turned out to be endometrial fibroids. Well I again started spotting for a few days, had an ultrasound and the lining is now 16mm thick. I'm going for a biopsy in a few days but my Gyno said I am definitely looking at a hysterectomy. Did anyone that had this thickening have lower back pain? I'm kind of scared it's cancer. Is back pain normal? My ultrasound said "fibrous uterus"
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    Old 12-16-2018, 11:17 AM   #2
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    Re: I have a question about hysterectomy

    I am sorry you are dealing with this.

    I do know of women who had fibroids that complained of back pain. I don't know if they had a thickened lining or not. However, I have read that fibroids can make the lining appear thicker than it is because imaging cannot always differentiate the fibroid areas from the lining itself.

    It seems odd that your doctor would say you are "definitely looking at a hysterectomy" when you have not even had the biopsy. However, hysterectomy is one of the most overused surgeries so many women are told they need one or should have one when it is not necessary.

    I hope your biopsy is negative and you get proper, restorative treatment if any is needed.

     
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    Old 12-16-2018, 11:49 AM   #3
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    Re: I have a question about hysterectomy

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    I am sorry you are dealing with this.

    I do know of women who had fibroids that complained of back pain. I don't know if they had a thickened lining or not. However, I have read that fibroids can make the lining appear thicker than it is because imaging cannot always differentiate the fibroid areas from the lining itself.

    It seems odd that your doctor would say you are "definitely looking at a hysterectomy" when you have not even had the biopsy. However, hysterectomy is one of the most overused surgeries so many women are told they need one or should have one when it is not necessary.

    I hope your biopsy is negative and you get proper, restorative treatment if any is needed.
    Thank you! Hoping for a negative biopsy. How many D&C's can one have? Is it ok to keep on doing them?

     
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    Old 12-16-2018, 12:23 PM   #4
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    Re: I have a question about hysterectomy

    I have read that there are some risks of D&C's and some increase as you have more. But hysterectomy has its own set of risks as well as adverse effects / consequences.

     
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    Old 12-16-2018, 12:30 PM   #5
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    Re: I have a question about hysterectomy

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    I have read that there are some risks of D&C's and some increase as you have more. But hysterectomy has its own set of risks as well as adverse effects / consequences.

    Thanks, I'll be having a convo with my Dr as soon as we know about the results.

     
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