Before suggesting a hysterectomy, your doctor will evaluate your health problem. You and your doctor will go over the results of your exams and tests. Together, you can discuss your options and make a treatment plan.
Options for treating your problem may include medications, nonsurgical procedures, hysterectomy, or a combination of treatments. While you are considering your options, think about these questions:
What other treatments are available? Are there medications or other types of surgery that are likely to relieve your symptoms?
How severe is your problem? Is your health problem getting in the way of your daily life? Is the problem getting worse? If the answer to these questions is "no," a hysterectomy may not be needed.
Do you want to have children? If you are in your childbearing years and wish to have children, take time to explore options that may help you avoid a hysterectomy.
Are you at risk of ovarian cancer? If you're at increased risk of ovarian cancer, your doctor may suggest removing the ovaries and fallopian tubes along with the uterus.
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Dr. Marsha Bornt started seeing me when I was in my early twenties (20 years ago). After seeing many doctors, she was the 1st doctor to diagnose me with endometriosis. I went on to have many laparoscopies with her over the years. In my thirties I moved about 45-50 min away from Apple Hill, so I ended up seeing another doctor who performed another laparoscopy...
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