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What are the side effects of having a hysterectomy before you are 35? What the doctors don't tell you.

Updated on September 22, 2016
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K.D. Martel is a writer, published author and artist working from her studio in the province of Québec, Canada.

My opinion on this subject:

To be honest, I feel that no women should go through this operation. My own mother had it done when she was in her early thirties and since that operation, she has always had gynecological problems relating to what I'm sure, is the fact that she had a hysterectomy!

I find it is not as common as it was, say 25-30 years ago. Every time a woman had a gynecological problem, the first thing that they were told is that you have to have a hysterectomy! As if it was a cure all and the seat of all the medical problems in the first place. I'm no doctor mind you, but after reading and watching the latest research, there are many more alternatives out there instead of getting a hysterectomy. I suggest that if you doctor does want you to go through with this, research the subject and get at least a second opinion. See a Naturopath also to see what your options are in the natural healing fields.

I know for a fact that many years ago, in my region, a television program was done on the subject and the conclusion was that an operation like this is a money-making surgery for the establishment involved. Everything comes down to dollars and cents. I know from personal experience, even with my family doctor, if they have the chance to push medication or surgery, they will, even though you might not really need it!

I remember watching a news program a few years ago about a woman who had severe bleeding in the uterus due to tumours that were benign (fibroids I think) and she was in her twenties. Her doctor's first diagnostic was for her to get a hysterectomy, no ands ifs or buts about it! The young woman decided to get a second opinion and happened to fall upon a woman doctor who suggested she go in for a type of laser surgery that involves passing a steel ball inside the uterus and sealing off the bleeding for good. Anyway, I don't remember the details, but it helped her and she was cured for good after that. The surgery was new and has gained in popularity since then, cutting the number of hysterectomies down enormously.

I remember my mom getting a hysterectomy because her monthly periods would last about 2 weeks a month instead of a few days...was that really necessary? To this day, I say not at all. My mother, to this day, regrets that she did not get a second opinion and would have never had the operation if she had been informed.

I find that if a woman must get a hysterectomy, it should be for a darn good reason and something that would kill her or disable her if not done. Today, one can see alternative methods for healing problems. Try seeing a Naturopath, energy healer, Reiki practitioner, acupuncture. 95% of the diseases that exist in our bodies today, whether they be physical, mental or emotional, stem from beliefs and stress that we keep locked into our bodies and DNA. Being an energy healer myself, I have seen people that even though the most advanced medicine has treated their bodies..the sickness comes back because it is encoded energetically into their bodies and therefore invisible to science. But, that is another subject!!

So, in my humble opinion, I don't believe that the surgery is necessary. Check out all your alternatives first, before going under the knife.

© 2008 K D Martel


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      crochetingfun2 7 years ago

      Just read your hub and I wish I would have had it to read years ago. I had a hysterectomy at 17 because I would not quit bleeding after having my 2nd son. Doc said hysterectomy was the only way to go. I wanted more children but was not in the cards,SOO please everyone get the second and third opinion. This can never be undone.

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      Moon Daisy 7 years ago from London

      Great hub! I agree, there are lots of other alternatives these days. I say only resort to surgery if it's the last resort.

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      K D Martel 7 years ago from Quebec, CANADA

      I hope you get a second opinion Shortandcurly! Try a naturopath too! Good luck!

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      Shortandcurly 7 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Hello, I have been told that I need a hysterectomy. I am in my early 40's, and like your mother, I have experienced lengthy periods. I have also been told that my problems could have been triggered by a tubal ligation that I had some 18 years ago.

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      K D Martel 9 years ago from Quebec, CANADA

      your very welcome! :)

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 9 years ago from France

      Hi, thanks for your prompt response and for sharing your personal experience on the subject.