Surgical menopause – Marion’s story

The post Surgical menopause – Marion’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Looking back, I was plagued with hormonal issues since puberty; painful periods and serious mood swings that made me feel I was living in a bubble most of the time. I ended up having a surgical menopause following my recent hysterectomy. At 21, I had severe IBS, was in constant pain and bloated and had virtually stopped eating. After my health deteriorated so badly my father got me seen privately and many investigations into the bowel area, finally a gynaecologist in the hospital examined me and within hours I was one less ovary and a 5 inch cyst short. Afterwards my new GP informed me that the bowel can be affected by the changes in the womb and, oh yes mine was also tilted. I bumbled along for the next 15 years,still not feeling 100% then struck my acute pain whilst out shopping one day… lo my other ovary had gone cystic and I had more surgery, same bikini transverse cut, same hospital. I went peri-menopausal started getting hot sweats,just when I moved to America and a hotter, humid climate, oh joy. A nice Chinese GP there had me scanned and said the ovary was still functional and suggested a low dose contraceptive rather than HRT. I began to feel better, the flushes went and I still had periods, apart from every so often I would be floored momentarily by a sharp pain on the side of the first surgery. This I was told was due to adhesions and it would cause more probl...
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