Desiree - posted on 03/19/2015 ( no moms have responded yet )
I've had a long time debate with doctor's and family members over getting my last ovary removed because of the large hemorrhaging cysts they grow. I had a partial hysterectomy when I was 23. Then a year ago I had an opherectomy (spelling?) because of a cyst that hemorrhaged really badly. Every two months now I'm hospitalized by cysts that grow large including one I have Now at 3cm that is a haemorragic cyst. 8 surgery's later from those and a large amount of endometriosis I grow, I'm still advised to withhold having the full hysterectomy from my surgeon because of the intense osteoporosis that runs in my mother's family. That plus new studies showing that the long term affects of having one before the age of woman's body being more comfortable with the change is hardest on the body and statistics are showing shorter life spam too.
Over all my surgeon suggests I wait until I am at least 30-35 years old. Although medicine and hormone replacement pills are more advanced, I'd be trading one occasional ailment for another (mass bone loss). My mom also became lactose intolerant after hers at the age of 35. So she has terrible bone deficiency. Same with her mother, and sisters. But they all also had ovarian cancer by the age of 37+.
I have two kids already, couldn't have more because of the partial hysterectomy. I guess my question is, for my case at least... Should I wait or am I just a victim of a money hungry surgeon?