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Ablation and sterilisation

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Dhornsby1988 Wed 24-Apr-19 21:15:27

Hi everyone im new to mumsnet wondering if anyone can help me to make the right choice before I start sorry for the long post

Im a mummy to 2 gorgeous boys youngest is 15 months oldest 4 in 2 weeks ive been having some serious health problems i started trying to concieve it took me 2 and a half yrs for my 1st son and nearly 2 for my second ive always had heavy periods from day 1 i found out a few years ago after going to the gynae doctors i have endometriosis and possible polycystic ovaries getting to the point after my second son last year my periods got worse flooding everywhere in and out of a&e im aneamic aswell had several iron infusions they put me on the marena coil which hasnt helped 1 bit to the point it made me bleed constantly for 3 months ive been to gynae clinic today and theyve said my options now are ablation and sterilisation im only 31 in july i feel to young to have my fertility taken away even though im not wanting anymore children please if anyones had the procedure can u tell me if im making the right decision thankyou x

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RandomMess Wed 24-Apr-19 21:51:50

No one can tell you if it's the right decision for you.

I had the same procedure in my late 30s I was heart broken and closing the door on my fertility but I accepted it was the right decision for me and my family.

Nat6999 Thu 25-Apr-19 02:58:36

Have you been prescribed Norethisterone? It stops your periods & thins the lining of your womb, you can take it continuously, if at any time you want to conceive you would have to come off it. I had heavy periods due to endometriosis & had been managing them on the combined pill but due to my age had to stop & took Norethisterone for two years until I had a hysterectomy, it's the same hormone that is in the Mirena coil but in a higher dose.

Dhornsby1988 Thu 25-Apr-19 07:36:47

Hi nat 6999 i was prescribed something they said u can take it to stop periods when on holiday cant remember what it was but it didnt stop the bleeding and due to my body reacting badly to the pill hormones in any form they said i couldn't have anything other then the coil as the hormone is a very low dose with the merena i was on the pill at 16 and it caused me to start getting fibradanomas of the breast which is basically fatty breast tissue to the point i had to have 1 removed as it got to the size of a plum so i do think this is my only option thankyou for your reply though x

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