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Hysterectomy at stage 3 and no pain

I'm so glad to have found you! I am wondering if I should get a hysterectomy as recommended by my gynecologist. I read several posts and articles on this Web site and others : I know that each woman is different but getting some feedback would be very helpful.

I'm 52 yo with stage 3 endometriosis. Pain is minimal but I am always exhausted. I'm ambivalent. On the one hand, surgery would take away most of the endometriosis at least for a while instead of it's spreading and I might feel less fatigue. On the other hand, it is a major operation.

If you have been in a similar position unsure about surgery, I would love to read what you have done and how it went. Also, does surgery really help lessen exhaustion? All comments are welcome! Thank you!

  1. Hello Nadia, I haven’t had a hysterectomy, but it is something I’m considering right now. But I am hoping someone will chime in with actual experience of this procedure. In the meantime, I am sending you a huge hug - Jessie (team member)

    1. thank you very much! Will let you know how it goes if I go through with it ...

  2. Hi Nadia, thanks so much for reaching out! It sounds like you have a lot on your mind, rightfully so. I also have not had this procedure done and since you mentioned you read a bunch of articles on our site and others, I wanted to link a facebook post and discussion that we posted a while ago. A bunch of people wrote in talking about their experience with the procedure. Please feel free to read through it and even chime in and ask questions on the thread. I really hope that helps and as Jessie mentioned, please keep us posted on it all. We're here for you Nadia! Here is that link:
    Warmly, Kayleigh, team

    1. Thank you so very much Kayleigh! I had not seen that page and it is exactly what I was looking for!
      Sincerely, Nadia

      1. - I just wanted to chime in. I haven't had a hysterectomy but it is something I am contemplating myself! It is definitely a lot to think about for sure. But I know, you will do what is best for you. Kayleigh left a great link to check out! If you have any other questions, or just even need to talk, please reach out. We are here for you and are so happy you are part of this community with us. Sending gentle hugs. Hope you have a relaxing/pain free weekend! -Kimberli (team member)

    2. I am touched by your words Kimberli! I will ask if more questions arise. The link provided by Kayleigh has been very helpful. Thank you so much! Hug, Nadia

      1. - so glad you found the link helpful! Hugging you back! We will get through these hard decisions together! <3 -Kimberli (team member)

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