Nissa - posted on 06/23/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
I.m 48 yrs old, never pregnant but adopted 2 kids. I found a yr ago that I have uterine fibroid, 5cm, which at that point was not symptomatic. Since a month ago, I've been having pain on the right side, especially during sleeping, had an ultrasound and found out that fibroid has grown to 9cm. My Gyno is prepared to take the fibroid out with or without the uterus (since my fibroid sits on top of the uterus and easy to remove). I want to looks at the pros and cons before decisiding if the uterus goes out with the fibroids or if I should keep it. My main concerns are 1. I have read that removing the uterus may kick in menapause for some as the ovaries may shut down. My gyno said that doesn't happen but I've read that there is some chance for that to happen. Even if that happens, does my other health risks go up (family has history of osteoporosis, athrisits). 2. I have read that many gynocologists are pro-hysteroctemy because there is money in it - so many women are advised to have the uterus removed even if not necessary. I would luv to hear from anyone who has any thoughts/experience on this issue.