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Oblasion Surgery

I had Oblasion Surgery over a year ago & my OBGYN doctor told me that there was no way I could become pregnant.  I recently had another apt. with another OBGYN & she said that I could become pregant.  I am having occasional bleeding, not heavy though. Who is giving me the correct information?  I am almost 50 years old & not using any other type of birth control.  
Another problem I'm having are in regards to my breast.  They have enlarged at least a cup size & my nipples are constantly protruded out.  It is very embarrassing & I have to wear several layers of shirts, as well as a padded bra.  What is going on.  Three different doctors have given me 3 different answers.  What can I do for this?
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"Ablation" surgery.

Search for it this way, and you might find more info.
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After I typed in my question, I relized I spelled Ablation wrong.  I was on the internet for over 3 hours, with the correct spelling & still didn't get a solid answer.
No answers on the breast issue either.
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I'm sorry you are having to deal with this. The problem with doctors is that they are human. LOL I just mean that they are prone to mistakes. Unfortunately, at your expense, literally. I can only suggest that you continue to seek out "THE" doctor that takes the time to research and treat you properly. Not sure is you are hoping you CAN someday become pregnant or re looking for reasurance that you won't accidentally become pregnant. But either way, you deserve to have the answers to your questions. Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but can lend a sympathetic ear if needed.
I believe the Internet can be a GREAT resource, but sometimes getting lost in Cyerspace is like a wild goose chase and NOT worth the trouble, besides a lot of times the things you read will just make you worry more til you can see your doc.The best of luck to you in getting the answers!
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I typed in Endometrial Ablation and came up with hundreds of sites.

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Why do you feel the need to belittle people all the time? get off your high horse.
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I didn't see she was belittling anyone, she was merely giving her an idea of what to search for and letting he rknow she was able to find a lot of information.

Wow, you are awfully defensive today.

Andi
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Your name definitely doesn't reflect your character.
You need to be nice.
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I CANT SIT BACK AND WATCH EVERYONE THINK THEY ARE INFERIOR ANY LONGER. GO BACK TO THE M/C BOARD
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Don't take it personally.  Some people just jump on the bandwagon without all the information.
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I respect the opinions of the ladies here, but I have to say in sunshines defense that after reading this post and many others, that I know what she is talking about. And I don't think she was being out of line in her statement. She was just calling it like she saw it.. And honestly, I saw the same thing as I have on many other occasions. As I have said to my kids a hundred times, It's not always WHAT you say, but HOW you say it.
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Again, who_is_this appears to be pointing out that maybe typing in "ablation" was not enough, but typing in "endometrial ablation" pulled up several sources of information.

There is no "bandwagon" here, except for what occurred yesterday. No high horses, just people offering educated opinions.

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Hello. i just had the ablation done on thursday the 2nd, and I still have pain, pressure, and cramps. I barely bled afterwards. I was wondering if this was normal. i have alot of pain, pressure, and cramps. shouldn't i have more bleeding after this? i was told i would. Please can somebody help me? If someone can i would be so grateful. thank you
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I saw your post and wanted to reply so that you didn't fel ignored but this thread is way down on the page and most may not even see it. You may want to open a new thread to get more comments. I just don't have the answers you are seeking. I wish I did. I honestly know nothong about this procedure but can tell you taht I had a biopsy done on my cervix as well as Cyrosurgery and I had very little blood show afterwards. There was a clearish discharge though. I think the less blood you see the better off you are. But please call your doctor with ANY questions you have. ven if you think they are silly. You are the patient that paid for a service and they will be there to help you. I promise, they won't think a thing about it. We women are notorious for going in and having this done or taht done and we are so upset from all the "stuff" we just went through that we forget to ask questions. THey understand this and will be very understanding. I just hate the thought that you are so woried and there is nothing I can say to help you.
SO please, open a new thread so that someone who has ben there can help out and call your doc too.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help but didnt want you to think you were being ignored.
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Thank you for your response. I'm grateful for any info. I did post a new thread haven't had any response yet. But still waiting. And I did call my dr. he said that what i'm experiencing is not normal, and if it doesn't go away or gets worse to call back and make an appt. with him and he'll check me over. As for the bleeding some women don't. I still have the cramps and the pain and pressure. But i'm dealing. Thanks so much for answering. You women are great. Its nice to have someone to talk to about this stuff.
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I too had an ablation about 6 years ago.  I had a LOT of cramping, pressure and pain for about a week after, but with very little blood. If the pain and pressure continue, I would call the doctor who performed it (female gyns seem to understand it better.) or go to an emergency room. Prolonged pain/cramping/pressure could be signs of an infection.
I was advised that I most likely would never be able to get pregnant.  A couple of years ago my gyn and I were discussing it, and she mentioned to me that it was not impossible - as it had been thought- but that newer research has shows that it may be harder to conceive after an ablation. I never stopped bleeding completely, and my estrogen levels are still normal, and there is a chance that I may have more children in the near future.  I hope this helps.  
And to everyone else, SHAME ON YOU!  Shame on you for making a forum to help other people's questions, where people are looking for help into a b!@#$ session about non related matters.  If you are going to do that, please do everyone a favor, and not reply.  
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Sorry I forgot to mention the breast issue.  That sounds like a hormone related thing. I would ask your ob/gyn (again I recommend a female) about it, and have her test several things, among which would be tsh, hcg, t3, t4, fsh, and tsh, and other hormones that may be needed.  Also recommended are a mammogram with ultrasound, and a routine pelvic exam and pap smear.  None of this should be ignored.  I hate going to my gyn (even though i worked for her), but know when I need to.  
I also do not go to male gyns because in my experience they seem to feel that if the problems are with parts that they don't have, then it really isn't a problem.  That is a bit of stereotyping on my part, but that is the experiences I have had. Women gyns seem to have a more personal, more empathetic, and more experience based understanding of our unique "female" problems.
Again, I ask you to find a gyn you trust (ask your friends and primary care doctor for recommendations), and ask your concerns.  
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Concerning the ablasion surgery, I had it done 3 yrs ago. Its the removal of the lining of the uterus, that never comes back because its cauterized after it is scraped away. The lining is what the baby settles down in and takes nurishment from to grow thru its umbilical cord. but since its no longer there, it is very dangerous to have any more babies- for you and the fetus. yes you can get pregnant but one or both of you are in danger to try and carry it. You should be informed of this before the surgery even takes place. This surgery is mainly done for heavy bleeders and high estrogen levels. basically hysterectomy without removal.  There is some bleeding after the surgery but not much and cramps because of the surgery performed, give yourself time to heal. After that there might be some cramping during that time of the month but it varies person to person. Some women continue to bleed, although not heavily, while others taper down to none at all and never again. A reputable Doctor in the Ohio area is Dr.James E. Leonelli, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Poland, Ohio , please learn as much as you can about this type of surgery, its a very important step. One I have never regretted.
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