Hello: My friend gave me this website after seeing a commercial and I am so happy she did!! I have a situation that I would love your opinion on. I am 45 and started what seem like perimenopause syptoms a year ago. My OB/GYN did a blood test that showed my estrogen was "sky high" so she did the usual uterus biopsy and sonogram of my ovary - the biopsy came back fine but the sonogram did show a cycst on my right ovary. (In 95 I had my left ovary removed because of recurring cycsts.) My OB/GYN told me to sit tight and have another sonogram in 6 weeks because cycst "usually go away on their own". It has been a year, 3 sonograms and an ultra sound later and the cycst is still there with another one to boot. Upon my last (?) sonogram come the end of this month or July, if the cycst is still there I will ask the Dr. to remove the cycst but I was thinking of just having them remove the ovary and the uterus also. Now at 46 I have no children but am completely ok with that. Everyone that I have spoken to that has had a hysterectomy said it was the best thing they ever did. Isn't it possible to give the hormones orally after surgery and have a easier menopause. I know this last year (while the cycst) was present I definitely had days where I felt like I could barely hang on. I still have my period from anywhere on the 22nd to 45th day. I am putting natural (compounded) progesterone on 25 days a month but taking no estrogen since my estrogen level is already to high. I too have a husband that has been wonderful this past year too but I would love to be able to relieve him of these symptoms too, haha. Can you give me any ideas as to what "might" happen should I have the total hysterectomy from worst to best scenario?
thank you for the website!!!!!