My HRT Question – Joan’s Story

Two years ago I found a lump in my pelvis which turned out to be a fibroid. I was offered a hysterectomy then which shocked me as I felt it was a drastic step in relation to my symptoms ie.pressure effects and heavy periods which though a pain  have always been regular. I declined this and asked about embolization at which my consultant basically said was not an option as I am not concerned about preserving my fertility.

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Menopause and weight gain

Many women approaching the menopause will experience a number of symptoms, including vaginal dryness, hot flushes and a lack of sex drive. However another symptom that may arise as a result of the menopause is weight gain. Most commonly occurring around the hips and abdomen, this menopausal symptom for the majority of women is considered to be the least desirable.

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Superwoman (or maybe not!) – Sue’s Abdominal Hysterectomy Story

I had a full abdominal hysterectomy on New Year’s Eve 2012. Great way to see in the New Year – on a morphine drip! This was due to a massive fibroid which I didn’t even know I had until I started getting severe leg pain. Having ruled out blood clots etc, I was sent for a scan which revealed the fibroid. It was apparently already too big to have any treatment other than a hysterectomy. I didn’t have to wait long for the operation which was probably a good thing because I am a complete wimp when it comes to anything to do with hospitals and I’m sure I would have backed out if I’d had longer to think about it.

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The Next Step – Do I take HRT?

Hi there. I am at a little bit of a loss. I am now 43 years old, when I was 30 I was diagnosed with cervical cancer (only 5mm) however the consultant gave me 2 choices, to have another baby with the obvious risks, or go for a full radical hysterectomy. I already have 2 children, I didn’t want to risk having another and opted for surgery the next week.

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Hysterectomy, and how uninformed I feel – Jacquie’s Story

I had a hysterectomy on the 23rd June 2011 as I had been suffering wth heavy bleeding for about 2 years and was very aneamic. I had a hysteroscopy in March prior to this and biopsies were taken which, thank god came back ok.

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Four Steps To A Natural Menopause

There are four steps to a natural menopause. They are: reducing stress as this affects the endocrine system that controls hormone balance, blood sugar levels, energy levels and calcium balance; using essential fatty acids so that the body can produce prostaglandin’s to help maintain a healthy hormone balance; supplementing with vitamin and mineral supplementation particularly … Read more