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Ablation or Hysterectomy ( possible TMI)

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kansasmum Mon 30-Nov-15 21:50:24

I suffer from horrendous periods, it's got worse in last 3-4 years. On my heaviest days I wear a super plus extra tampon plus nighttime pad and change it hourly. I worry about going out in case of flooding which frequently happens. I have awful cramps and feel like shit. I also get frequent clots.
Went to the GP about it who suggested tranexamic acid which although it meant I could go a bit longer between tampon changes didn't help with clots, in fact probably got more due to its effect.

I am also very overweight and need to lose about 5 stone. Have lost about a stone so far with WW and am working on that.
I'm not sure if my weight has an effect on the heaviness of my periods.
To go honest my weight is what puts me off going back to the GP but I'm getting fed up.
A friend's had ablation but whilst great at first, she ended up still having hysterectomy as the effect didn't last.
It's affecting my life as I have to plan going on holiday, going out etc around my periods ( thankfully there at least regular ). I'm 47 and almost wish menopause would hit so periods endsad

Anyone had similar and found solution. Have tried mirena coil but didn't get on with it.

AttilaTheMeerkat Tue 01-Dec-15 07:18:41

I would go back to the GP and insist that you are referred to a gynaecologist for further evaluation. Weight should not be a barrier to getting treatment.

You should be further checked by a gynae to see if fibroids and or endometriosis are present. In view of the pain as well, endometriosis cannot be ruled out here as a possible cause. It needs to be properly determined why this is happening in the first place, its certainly in your interests to find out.

You will need to be persistent in order to get answers.

puddingisgood Tue 01-Dec-15 12:12:38

I was similar, although not as heavy. It was a nightmare time of my life. I was a similar age. I started bleeding pretty much non-stop for weeks too. I had an ablation and it has been wonderful. Almost no bleeding since and even a heavier period has been lighter than the lighter days used to be. It hasn't helped with cramps, but I'm still really glad I had it done. I think it's at least worth getting a referral to a gynae to discuss it.

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