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I read on the other post about rlo's horrible experiences with hysterectomy and bowel problems and I'm interested in knowing whether your surgeries were done laproscopically or vaginally or the old fashioned cut method (don't guess they use that any more). I also have adenomyosis, but to a milder degree. I do have very heavy bleeding (but not irregular) and 7-day cycles and paid during ovulation. I have been able to manage with Aleve or Motrin.I went to a new gyn on Thursday and he did a intravaginal exam and discussed my fibroids and that SOMETHING (he couldn't tell me what) was cutting into the left side of my uterus. He said that something had to be done and his suggestion was removal of uterus, hopefully leaving the ovaries.It really has shocked me because I didn't go with anything like that on my mind! I am really able to control my pain and am wondering if this is just a dr. who likes during surgery! And, I definitely don't want to make matters worse by having surgery. He said there would be three incisions on my stomach. How does that work???Any advice would help. Thanks.
 

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Hi! Patty:I had the good old-fashioned abdominal hysterectomy. My uterus was so swollen from the adenomyosis and fibroids that my OB/Gyn had to do the abdominal surgery. Sometimes the only solution for adenomysis is surgery. Mine went from mild to almost fatal in only about 18 months. If you have any doubts about your Gyn and you think that he is pushing needless surgery, please get another opinion to put your mind at ease. But, don't wait. This isn't anything to delay on. I came very close to dying and frankly, it isn't where you want to be. I'm still trying to recover four years later and I possibly will never recover from what my body went through.Please take care and good luck.Renee'
 

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Thanks for replying Renee. I hope your health issues will soon get better.My uterus is also enlarged, but not to a great degree according to dr. I've never given birth through vaginal canal --- I've only had c-sections. Wonder if that makes a difference; he does know about c-sections. I have so many questions.
 

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Patty:I never had children. My doctor indicated that a vaginal delivery did make a difference when having a hysterectomy. Also, I had had surgery on my bowel when I was 3 (I'm now 56). I had a huge scar from that on my abdomen already. All of these were factors.Good luck and take care.Renee'
 
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