So is it normal to want it taken out

So I've been thinking bout this for a while now...

I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and dowt have much in the way of my periods.. as in they barely happen let alone last the full week (3 days if I'm lucky!!) I know I should complain too much bout my period buy I'm just over them.. I'm tired of the mess, the smell and not being able to do much when on it.. and I want my partner to come inside me without the worry of getting me pregnant or me having to take pills or whatever..

So the question is.. is it normal for a 27 yr old to want to get her uterus (or whatever needed to be removed) removed to stop periods and pregnancy???

(And no I dont wants kids.. not anymore)

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  • Sure, but it's a major surgery with risks. If you're fully aware of them and still choose to do it, and can find a doctor to do it for you, then good luck.

    One major factor to consider is that as PCOS is an endocrine disorder, just removing your uterus won't end many symptoms. You don't mention what symptoms you have other than irregular (I assume? You only really seem to say they're short, not irregular or heavy or whatever) periods, but other hormonal issues will still be there. Depending on whether you have you ovaries removed as well, you can have extra shit because of forcing your body into menopause.

    But as I said, if you are aware of all the consequences and possibilities, and on weighing them up decide this is preferable, then that should be your decision to make.

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    • Yes they are irregular, it's only heavy on one day of the 3 days.. as for any other symptoms I get the hair in spots (under my chin which I seem to have gotten rid of; and some on my belly under my belly button)

      I'm just dont want to deal.with it any more :/

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  • If that what you want and it make you happy do it nothing wrong with that.

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  • These days I think yes, totally normal for someone of your age to want that surgery.

    They won't do it unless there's a very compelling medical reason though, and I don't think PCOS would cut it - surgery is expensive, irreversible and comes with risk. You taking contraceptives isn't any of those things so they will want you to continue to do that as medically it's the better option by a mile. I guess if you made enough noise about it and saw enough doctors they might do it for you, but be prepared for it to be a very long journey.

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    • Thank you! That is exactly what I wanted someone to bloody say!! Not bout the risks or read up bout it n all that fucking shit...

      All I bloody wanted is for someone to say if it's normal or not and with some sort of good info

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  • try pills first

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    • Already tried... didnt help regulate my period, didnt get period when supposed to and got period when not supposed to (while taking the active pills)

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      • I had thr same thing. Tried a different type of pill and it worked.

        Have you tried more than one?

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  • I think you need to read up on it because it sounds like you think this will cure your problems. It won't. It will replace your current problems with new ones. You'll still have to deal with hormones and hormone replacements, mood swings and menopause. You may also get depression.

    It's no picnic and not a cure all. Not something to take lightly.

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    • You need to do some reading up too: removal of the uterus doesn't create any hormonal changes, although removal of the ovaries does.

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      • My comment was based on O.P saying or "whatever needs to be removed" and their seeming notion all would be great.

        I didn't spell out all the different possibilities because a simple Google search will do that for her.

        I don't need to research something that I've already been through thank you very much.

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        • I know there're Google searches.. this is one post where I wanted to see what ppl actually though about the subject (and to see if its worth looking into more or if I just put up with it till I'm older)

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          • I think it would be a pretty drastic step to take and there are many alternatives.

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  • I had my uterus removed and kept ovaries. What a relief - never felt better. It can be done via keyhole surgery. Might be difficult to find a doctor willing to do it but I would recommend it if you don't want kids.

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    • Yea dont want kids.. I assume it stops periods too??

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  • RIP THAT FUCKER OUT

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  • I think you should consult your doctor.

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  • You’d have to find someone willing to take out your main reproductive system. And then you’d have to deal with the symptoms of losing that (and who knows how long that’ll take)

    But it’s nof as if you can’t live without it. The reproductive system is the only system that can be removed safely and with least consequence

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  • Over my head! Mcbean?

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    • Best answer is to get her Fallopian tubes tied. The worst answer is to have her ovaries removed. When women no longer have their ovaries, they rarely if ever want to be touched. The induced menopause is nasty.

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  • No. You want to stop the possibility of giving birth🤔

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