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Old 05-26-2010, 12:50 AM   #1
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hysterctomy at 47yrs

iam 47yrs old and my doctor suggested me hysterectomy because of intramural fibroids. there is one fibroid find on the wall of the uterus what can i do

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Old 05-26-2010, 06:23 PM   #2
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Re: hysterctomy at 47yrs

When I was 45, I had 1 fibroid tumor (12.5cm). My doctor and I originally opted for a uterine fibroid embolization. It was considered successful because at 6 months the fibroid had shrunk to 9.something.

I don't know if it really helped, because I was diagnosed with cervical cancer during those 6 months and ended up with a total hyst anyway. My cancer wasn't on the outer cervix, so it was never detected during my annual paps; it was further up in the canal that can only be sampled by an ECC (endocervical curettage). I'm SO glad my doctor did the HPV/dna test and that the gyn did the ECC along with my colposcopy. My cancer was found at stage 1 and only required a hyst for treatment. I was released from my gyn/onc at my 1 year follow up appointment.

My only advice to you is to have your doctor do an HPV/dna test on you before you do anything less invasive than a hyst. If my doctor had done that, I could have avoided the UFE.

Old 05-28-2010, 04:55 PM   #3
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Re: hysterctomy at 47yrs

I had a hysterectomy at your age, 47, and also for fibroids. Mine was 19 cm. so I needed an abdominal hysterectomy. The procedure went just great and I feel wonderful now.

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