Hysterectomy at 22 – Clara’s Story

Hi. I had a tumour at the age of ten which surrounded my first ovary so I had to get it removed. Since that time I’ve had multiple operations due to endometriosis and at the age of 18 the same tumour came back on my last remaining ovary.

They managed to save 10% of my ovary but I was told I could never conceive. I was heart broken. but at the age of 21 I fell pregnant and had a beautiful healthy baby boy who is now my miracle.

When I was 22 I was in that much pain with the remaining ovary I had to make a heartbreaking decision to get a full hysterectomy which tore my life upside down. I was told I had to be on hormone replacement therapy for the rest of my life.

I am now 26 and going through the menopause but it has never helped me. It’s made me a million times worse; my moods are so low all the time and I feel like I’ve the body of a 90 year old woman. I hope someone can read this story and help me and advise me what the best option for me is.


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