Adhesions and Hysterectomy
From: Karen Halton (Halton163@msn.com)
Mon Nov 8 21:34:43 2004
I have never posted here before, but was hoping I might be able to find
some guidance. Please bear with me - I will try to condense this as
much as possible.
I have had cervical dysplasia twice. It was treated with laser surgery.
I have had two c-sections.
I have been told (at the second c-section) that I have adhesions.
I had my gall bladder removed in 2000, and was told that same thing.
I have a fibroid cyst in my uterus. VERY Painful periods. Until
recently, I had extremely painful ovulation - my doctor put me on a
mini-birth control pill that has stopped me from ovulating, so that has
helped. Even on the pill, periods are still heavy, painful and very
I have found out that my cervix is not only very scarred, but difficult
for a doctor to find. Apparently, it is partly inside my uterus. The
last doctor feels it is the way I healed from the last c-section. It is
virtually impossible to get a pap smear at this point.
I have been told that I have many good reasons to seriously consider a
hysterectomy. The last doctor said that he would do a hysterectomy, but
would have a surgeon on hand to "clean me out" of the adhesions.
Can someone give me an opinion about this? I have not had any other
complications from these adhesions except pain. No bowel obstructions
or anything else. I get very worried when I realize that I cannot get a
pap smear, and I had pre-cancer cells twice (back in the l980's). I
have been told that my cervix is so deformed that they wouldn't even be
able to get inside my uterus to look around or do some of the other
non-invasive procedures for fibroid cyst removal.
ANY opinions, input, advice, etc. would be greatly appreciated. I am
very afraid, and don't know what I should do here.