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My hysterectomy journey has not been straight forward. I’d been experiencing serious problems with flooding with urine when I had a cold since my son was born 12 yrs ago. When I sought help yrs later, it was put down to pelvic floor problems. Because I couldn’t cope with the intensity of physio requirements, with no scans I was declined surgery.
Over the past 2-3 years I developed problems with my bowels and every morning, had to make frequent visits to the loo, with the occasional ‘accident’. I got fobbed off at primary care level. So, earlier this yr, I went to the GP with very heavy periods and pelvic pain.
A referral to surgical assessment showed a ‘mass’ hiding my ovaries. The pain just got worse and worse, and for two weeks, I was told I could have ovarian cancer. My local hospital weren’t very helpful and I could never get past administrators by telephone.
It was determined I had a large fibroid attached to my uterus but wasn’t aware that it was also feeding and growing on the blood supply of the rest of my stomach!! I got fed up, and taking strong painkillers took my spark away. I found I did have a choice of where to be treated, and changed GP and got referred to a different hospital.
I had my total abdominal hysterectomy a week ago. I was very nervous but knew I was in good hands. I was talked to by the anae…

Source: The Hysterectomy AssociationCategory: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Your Stories fibroids incontinence Source Type: news

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