I've been out on the waiting list for a hysterectomy, but was told I could try an ablation first if I wanted to.
Mainly getting one because of ridiculous periods that last for three months at a time, of heavy flooding and huge clots. Only happens once a year, and tablets don't really help.
When I first had my appointment a couple of years ago I had wanted an ablation, but was told because of having PCOS and being overweight I was at high risk of womb cancer, so the only option was hysterectomy.
I lost the required weight, I've gone from morbidly obese to a BMI of 27 and actively losing weight still, since last year.
Gynaecologist is very happy for the operation to go ahead, getting it done laparoscopicly, and I was all set for it mentally, but then was told it would be a full one to limit the dangers of cancer, and it would all be removed through my vagina rather than the laparoscopic cuts.
This has freaked me out a bit, I'm seriously thinking of not having it done and just trying the ablation.
Does anyone have any advice, or has had either done?
I had an ablation done four years ago as was having prolonged periods with flooding and clots. Was done as day surgery and was crampy for the following 24 hours but I was back at work within a few days. Had just spotting for the first few periods afterwards but now I have no bleeding at all. It has worked fantastically for me. I was not offered hysterectomy at all.