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Having a myomectomy done is safe if you do not have any other medical problems.
At your age a hysterectomy is also not a bad option and it WILL NOT alter your hormone levels because at your age the ovaries stop functioning. So even if the ovaries are removed along with the uterus you should not have any problems with hormones at a..
I have not gone through the menopause and my ovaries still function and I do not want a hysterectomy
Its your choice.
You can have a simple myomectomy done
and this should be a safe surgery.
even if i have had one done 5 yrs ago?
Should be no problems
so they will cut along the same line as before and i will have more scar tissue i suppose?
They will cut on the same line
The externally visible scar should be the same.
and will it make my stomach flatter as at the moment i look pregnant with this 12 cm fibroid
12 cm is a pretty big fibroid.
So the lower part of your abdomen will become flatter.
yes i can see it side on i look 5 months pregnant because i am a slim person. i hate it. i presume that after the menopause fibroids shrink?
Yes they do shrink but can take a long period of time.
if i left the operation and just waited until menopause could my fibroid keep growing even bigger?
You can have it monitored with ultrasound. But most likely it should not keep getting bigger.
Well i really am in a dilemma and dont know what to do as i once had a flat stomach and i dont like the way i look
I would just have it removed
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