Wednesday, 25 November 2015

I nearly had life changing surgery when all I really needed was a hormone pill…

Being told that I needed to have a hysterectomy was bad enough but when I showed my medical friend my blood results, I was horrified to discover that the diagnosis was completely wrong.

I was diagnosed with endometriosis but shockingly I hadn’t even had a laparoscopy. I’d been to theatre for a D&C, hysteroscopy and the mirena coil but incredibly no one had ever considered checking my hormone levels.

None of the procedures I had worked and when I was initially told that I needed a hysterectomy, I took things into my own hands and had a full MOT of blood tests done including getting my hormone levels checked.

Thankfully for me, I know a hormone specialist, Dr Daniel Sister. He reviewed my blood results and promptly informed me that I had no progesterone in my body and that I didn’t need a hysterectomy just Bio-identical HRT! He further came to my rescue and prescribed me these hormones when none of the doctors in Ireland would.

I’m now on my fourth gynaecologist and thankfully she listens to me and does prescribe me my hormones. In fact, I have also just discovered that I’ve been completely misdiagnosed and that two further gynae conditions were completely missed!

Thanks to my medical knowledge and contacts I got lucky but what worries me is how many other women are going through unnecessary major surgery when a simple prescription of HRT would sort things out for them.

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