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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Ablation or hysterectomy?
I`ve gone 16 months without a period and for the last 3 months, I`ve been having my periods regularly as tho I`ve never stopped.My OB/GYN has mentioned an Ablation done for me instead of a hystectomy but, I have fibroids and an enlarged uteris which do you think would be best for me? I have alot of cramping with my period. I am 55 yrs.old. Thank You
By all statistics you should be stopping your periods soon. The normal age range for menopause is 41-55. Try a good anti-cramping medication such as Ponstel and see if you can hold off until menopause unless your uterus is huge. Procedures have risks and you should be close to the finish line.
Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati