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Hi Dawn,
I'm so very sorry you are still in pain and on top of that dealing with menopause symptoms now. I've also suffered from endometriosis for many years and had a full hysterectomy because of it. Like you mine was ALL over the place and my last resort was a hysterectomy. There is no cure for endometriosis and even after a complete hysterectomy endo can come back, even my doctor told me there was no guarantee before my surgery. I am however on hormone replacement therapy to help with my menopause symptoms, couldn't function without them! I've had two medical experts tell me that the chances of HRT contributing to future growth of endo are slim but still a possibility. I had my hysterectomy over two years ago. A year after my surgery I started having the familiar endo symptoms that I was having before the surgery. Needless to say I had to have an exploratory surgery (robotic surgery) to see what was going on and most importantly to see if the endo was back. Turns out no endo instead it was scar tissue that was causing the issue.
I also questioned if having the hysterectomy in the first place was worth it. And for me it was... I was so miserable before and in pain 24/7 and at least now I can function and living a healthy productive life. My hormones still go out of wack every once in awhile but the good news is I don't have endo anymore.
If you can I'd recommend getting a second opinion to help treat your menopause symptoms. It's no fun dealing with hot flashes!!!
Here's a group I belong to https://www.empowher.com/groups/Endometriosis-sufferers.
Has other women who also suffer from endometriosis. Please join, they may have other information to add as well.
Hope this helps! Keep us posted on your progress.
Take care,


March 1, 2012 - 4:54pm


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