Wondering if I should get a total hysterectomy or not at age 30?

Missy - posted on 02/01/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )

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I went to go get a tubal done last week and was told that it did not work because I have a lot of scar tissue. The doctor had talked w/ my husband after the procedure and told him that he recommends me getting a total hysterectomy. Now I feel like I wouldn't mind getting that done but I would be thrown into menopause and I am only 30 years old. I am done having kids; I get gestational diabetes while I am pregnant; I had 3 c-sections; I have 3 under 3 years old and the last baby I had had problems w/ his intestines; they were never connected at birth. So he had surgery at 2 days old and I don't want to risk having any more babies like that and I feel like I am complete w/ how many I have. I am just wanting to ask other moms out there if they would get the total hysterectomy done or not? Thanks to all who replies.

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Ashley - posted on 05/02/2013

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i am 23 and i have a 3 year old and a 1 year old. both my children had problems when born. i want to have a hysterectomy my because i keep getting cysts on both my ovaries. i don't just get 1 or 2 i always get 20 or 30 between both my ovaries. what should i do and how can i get my doctor to do it. i have an appointment may 16. i am so tired of being in pain all the time because of the cyst.

Shaconna - posted on 02/01/2010

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If it will make u feel better I am 28 years old and had a total hysterectomy over the summer. At first I did have night sweats but after starting my hormone pill I feel great. I always say weigh the positives with the negatives and for me there weren't realy any negatives. I definately did not want anymore children and now I can't. And the big one I don't have to ever buy anymore pads :) But every surgery is a serious one and u have to go into it really sure about what's ahead. Good luck!

Natasha - posted on 02/01/2010

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Both my Mother and sister had to have a hysterectomy. My sister had one after her 3rd child due to complications. She was 29 or 30 years old. Both of them have had their uterus and cervix removed however both kept their ovaries. It meant they still had their normal hormones functioning and did not go into pre-menopause.

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Danielle - posted on 12/08/2010

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Have you considered just having a partial hysterectomy? You can leave your ovaries but have the uterus removed. That was what my mother did. It's something to investigate. I can understand where you're coming from. I've had two kids, gestational diabetes twice, pregnancy induced hypertension once, and 2 c-sections. Not fun. My oldest is 19 months. I feel for you.

Bethany - posted on 12/06/2010

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Total hysterectomy means different things to different dr.'s so find out what he means by total hysterectomy. Ovary removal is an oompherectomy. I had a total hysterectomy (Uterus and cervix removed, kept ovaries) when I was 23. This was because my uterus was falling out and a hysterectomy was the ultimate fix. I decided what was right for me and my family and went with it. There are lots of questions that you can get answered at www.hystersisters.com it is a good resource and supportive. Good luck!!

Katherine - posted on 12/02/2010

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i had a hysterectomy at age 26. my biggest complaint is facial hair & faster hair growth overall... i do not take hr... all it did was make me feel crazy. plus if any edometrial tissue is left the estrogen can bring on the same pain you are having the surgery for to begin with. I worry about osteoperosis also and increase possibility of heart disease. i didn't gain weight, in fact I lost weight for a long time... i have since put it back on but my lifestyle has seriously changed. i've gotten way lazy. but idk it's all what you make of it I believe. best of luck to you.

Christine - posted on 03/19/2010

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oh yes i would get it. im thinking that 3 under three would be enough but your youngest with complications. i totaly would.

Melanie - posted on 03/12/2010

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i would say no if u can, i was unlucky i had seroius complications in my second pregnancy and shortly after having my daughter i had to get a total hysterectomy. i am only 24 and the sideaffects are i will hit menapose in the nxt 5 years also my chances of civical and brest cancer have just trippled. Also if u have medical insurance expect a bit of a hick in ya premium even tho i an a healthy young woman after having this the future is a bit more doutful

Missy - posted on 03/04/2010

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Ok well I discussed w/ my doctor and I am only getting my uterus taken out so it isn't a total hysterectomy. Which is good I won't have to take hormone medicine. I am getting it done March 24th. Thanks to all who replied. I really appreciate it.

Liz - posted on 02/02/2010

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if your done having kids n you n your partner feel you should then its up to you im now 24 and will have my 3rd c section later in the yr i to feel im done having children after this one but feel that unless totally neccisary i would not have a hysterectomy.

Frances - posted on 02/02/2010

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Hell no, im in exactly the same situation except i got tubes done during my last c. but i know people who have had radical hysterectomy and i would say exhaust everything else first, if i was you i would be getting hubby done.. you are crazy if you want to go home to 3 kiddies after having that done.

Missy - posted on 02/02/2010

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Thanks everyone for your replies. It is definitely something to think about and I have a lot of time to think about the hysterectomy. I go to the doctors Feb. 11th and we are going to talk about my options with the hysterectomy. I will ask him a lot of questions about if I need to have everything out or just some or what else I can do. I already know that my husband will not have the vasectomy done; cause he told me but I am willing to do whatever even if it is not doing anything at all and just take birth control which I have done in the past or get the hysterectomy done whether it being that I get the total or partial done.

Ellie - posted on 02/01/2010

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Now the hysterectomy is not something you HAVE to have done, it is just the best thing the doc can do. that is close enough to a tubal, right? or atleast thats what i gathered from reading it. Now, If your done having children I would do it. Honestly, my sister had just her tubes tied and has had nothing but issues, horrible heavy bleeding, and her doc said she could already be going into pre menopause, and shes 28. So the way I look at it, your going to have the same stmptoms either way. If your hubbys down with getting snipped, go that way. If your doing this for permanent birth control that is.

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I think the first thing I would do at this time is get a second opinion. Maybe there is some treatment that is not so radical, which would work just as well. You never know, but another doctor may have an idea for something that would suit you better than a total hysterectomy would. That's really drastic surgery, and I don't think I would go into it at your age (only 2 years older than me!) without first making 100% sure it's the only option available to fix your complications.

Jamie - posted on 02/01/2010

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My mom had hers done and I wouldnt recommend it. Her hormones are out of whack, shes gained a ton of weight and cnt seem to lose it.

Crystal - posted on 02/01/2010

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Hello. I'm so sorry to hear about your medical issues... but in my opinion, if it's medically necessary and doctor recommended, absolutely, I would. Do you have a good support system - husband, grandparents, friends - that would be able to help you with the kids while you recover? Your kids are young and will not understand what you're going through and will still want mommy ... so I'm sure it'll be hard during your recovery time.



Have you asked your Dr. questions about menopause at an early age? Would it be different for you than other woman who go through it later in life? I guess if I could see a positive, besides getting the proper medical attention you seem to need, is that you'll get it over with and be able to enjoy your later years a bit more when the rest of us are suffering?! LOL



Best of luck.

Kim - posted on 02/01/2010

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I am facing something similar myself. Not a radical hysterectomy, but just the removal of the uterus and cervix. I have had many people tell me how I shouldnt do it as I am only 27. In the end, with the problems I have, there are no long term solutions, there are no solutions that are guaranteed to work other than a hysterectomy. For me it makes sense to do it. I probably would not do it if it was a radical hysterectomy where they remove everything. Only because you dotn realize how many things those hormones affect if they remove your ovaries. Its not just about night sweats and dryness, but more serious things like weak or brittle bones. Why can't your doctor just remove your uterus and cervix if your fallopian tubes arent causing your grief? I would really look at that as a better option and weigh all the affects that going through menopause at an early age can have on your body.

Michelle - posted on 02/01/2010

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As a 30 year old mom I would say No, but if you are unsure I would wait at least a year to make that final choice. If you are done having kids maybe your husband can go to the doctor. There are less ricks for the man than the women.

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