Women’s Health Interactive Forums

  • If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.


No announcement yet.

A Hysterectomy at 23 years old

  • Filter
  • Time
Clear All
new posts

  • A Hysterectomy at 23 years old

    I am getting a hysterectomy at 23 years old. My husband and I have decided we don't want kids and I have cysts on my ovaries slightly smaller than baseballs. Instead of being on the operating table for who knows how many surgeries over the next lifetime, I've decided to just take care of the problem. I've done my research and I'm slightly scared of the long-term effects, even with hormone treatments. Is there anyone out there who has had a hysterectomy at such a young age? How is your overall health?

  • Best wishes on the surgery.
    I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
    Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

    From a speech by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 at St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia


    • The only one I've known get a hysterectomy early was for cancerous reasons. She had a rare cancer and she opted for full hysterectomy early, in her late 20's or so. Mid 40's she had odd changes and late 40s she was looking like a man. She passed away early 50's.

      Whether it was the hormones, the cancer, the drugs or a combo, no one knows but my thought is, don't strip the body of it's natural given place unless absolutely necessary. She had a prophylactic hysterectomy.

      If cysts are your only risk, I'd wait it out. I had horrendous pain with cysts around age 25, but by 30 it was over. Also, many women don't feel an urge to have children until their 30's. I never had a maternal urge until around 32 or so.

      What other reasons do you have for a hysterectomy so early?


      • If you feel it is the right decision that is your prerogative: and rightly so. I hope you recover quickly from the surgery.


        Womens Health orange logoGet The Newsletter

        Receive our passionately crafted, medically reviewed articles and insights — the stuff nobody else talks about but you want to know — delivered right to your inbox.

        Latest Posts in Our Forums


        • Very light brown discharge

          Hello all, I had very light brown discharge yesterday that did not last very long and hasn't happened since. My period should be starting any day now,...

          Today, 10:41 AM By Emit
        • Reply to Hoo hot for sex?

          Refresh my memory Muffin, how old are you and your wife? It can get pretty hot in the summer in Canada and where I live humidity can be a killer as well,...

          Today, 07:26 AM By Claret
        • Reply to How to gain weight fast?

          Try some fatty foods eat burgers, pizzas etc. Consume carbs as much as you can. Else if you want to take any supplement take double XXL gainer...

          Today, 04:24 AM By paulgonzales86
        • Hoo hot for sex?

          It is nearing the end of summer here in New Zealand and it has been a pretty hot summer – especially in the evenings / overnight…. Wife & I have...

          Yesterday, 06:29 PM By muffin70
        • Reply to Have You Ever Let A Guy Cum Inside You? Do You Want To? – Discuss

          CapeCRunner - Were you posting here back when kiddo #1 was born? For some reason I feel that I remember when you became pregnant for the first time. Anyway,...

          Yesterday, 05:59 PM By Ashlee T.

        Latest Topics in Our Forums