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Gynaecologist recommendations - possible hysterectomy

(8 Posts)
StillinlovewithStarsky Mon 18-May-15 20:45:04

Hi - last year I had an endometrial ablation for heavy periods. It seemed successful at first but 8 months later although it has stopped my periods it has caused me more problems - horrendous pain being one of them. The gynae who did it says I'll have to have a hysterectomy! Not something I'd planned as I've already had mastectomy for breast cancer and thought I was done with surgery. I've lost a bit of confidence with the gynae who did it - certainly wasn't given all the facts before and don't feel I'm getting a proper explanation now for what's happened (looks like I'm still having period but blood is unable to escape due to scarring and so backing up causing adenomyosis / endometriosis type problems). I need to get this sorted quickly as will just continue to get worse each month but I don't want to be rushed into surgery with someone I'm no longer confident with - I'd be terrified! Also want to be sure there isn't another option. Does anyone have any gynae consultant / surgeons they would recommend - London / Surrey area. Also I have been advised to take zoladex injections for this until it can be sorted. Anyone have any experience with that? Thanks

ChantenayCarrot Mon 18-May-15 20:57:14

I had a hysterectomy and saw Mr Edmonds - prior to the operation, I had undergone another procedure and previously seen a number of less experienced staff and had a really awful time (which resulted in me spending time in ICU, a formal complaint being made and at least one of the Drs being moved on!) so to be honest, I was more than fed up!

Anyway, Mr Edmunds was beyond fantastic, empathetic, patient, friendly, v knowledgeable (I was diagnosed with something that only he recognised - it was v rare). Anyway, I would highly recommend him.

I'm sorry you've had such a tough time.

www.consultantdirectory.imperial.nhs.uk/Consultant/View?consultantId=510

StillinlovewithStarsky Mon 18-May-15 21:08:50

Chantenay - thanks for the prompt reply and recommendation. I'll definitely look him up - didn't want to just pick someone randomly for something so important. You've clearly had a very tough time too! Sadly there are some incompetent people out there who can definitely do more harm than good! Hope things are improving for you now.

ChantenayCarrot Mon 18-May-15 21:18:38

Honestly, he was amazing but you're right to get some recommendations and have a look round before choosing someone to help you. It is incredibly important and more so bearing in mind what you've already been through.

I'm fine now thank you - in my case the hysterectomy sorted the physical issues out. I hope you manage to get the help you need.

JugglingChaotically Mon 18-May-15 21:20:22

Craig Leach. Very easy to relate, listens and good.

StillinlovewithStarsky Mon 18-May-15 21:40:10

Thanks Chantenay for the supportive words as well as the recommendation. Good to hear hysterectomy has sorted out your problems and doing well now.
Juggling - thanks, I have written your recommendation down now too and will also look up.
At least I now feel I'm doing something positive and have somewhere to start. Pleased I posted.

JugglingChaotically Tue 19-May-15 06:58:45

Mis-spelt. Sorry. It's Craig Leitch.

hairhelpplease Tue 19-May-15 13:18:43

I can't recommend anyone because I had mine done in Scotland but my ablation failed. It failed within 10 days of the surgery and 12 months later I had a hysterectomy. Best thing I ever did.

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