I am having a laparotomy on June 3 to remove a large multiloculated cyst. they asked if I wanted a hyst. if everything looked good. (benign.....which it will be!!) I told them I only wanted to the cyst remove (if possible) and if they had to take the ovary if it was bad, that was fine, but leave the other. but I'm now wondering if I should remove my uterus, so I won't have anymore periods. I never had any health problems at all. the only thing I've suffered with for years is bad menstrual cramps. probably since I was a teenager. normally the first day or so I spend sitting with a heating pad and taking ibuprofen. I've never been on the pill and didn't want to take it, although most people said that would have helped.
my question is should I just go ahead and remove my uterus. I do not want a complete hyst. because I'm only 41, and I do not want to take hormones. even if I do end up having to a have a full hyst. I will not take the hormones unless I REALLY feel I need to. it will take alot for that to happen.
I really would like to get people's opinion on their experiences and get some good advice. I called my gyn. (who will not be doing the surgery, because I'm having it at UMC) and asked his opinion, but he was out today, and will return my call monday, the day before surgery.
I would like to get the pros and cons for each of the options.
I value everyone's opinion. and would appreciated any information I get.