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18 Sep 2007

Depo vs hysterectomy
I am 44 years old, have two children and is healthy. About three years ago I had the thermochoice balloon therapy and felt fine up until about the end of last year when I started having severe period pains.

Dr explained that (it seems as if this was because of the termochoice) it could be that part of the endometrium could not be reached by the balloon and is therefore still bleeding during menstruation but cannot get out of the uterus because there is no opening. (Apparently the opening were burnt "close" during the procedure). The uterus then goes into stress trying to get rid of the blood. I cannot take the pain anymore - seems to get worse every month.

I was advised that a hysterectomy might be the only answer, which I don't mind but just want to be sure.

I was also advised to try the depo provera. Do you think this injection will help, are the chances very small or should I settle for the hyst?

To be honest I don't feel like going back to contraception at my age.
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

You could try the Depo provera and, if it does not help, have a hysterectomy then. The chances are probably small, but you never know.

Best wishes
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