Wild Child (anodracs) wrote in vaginapagina,
Wild Child

Convincing gyn to okay a hysterectomy

Hello VPers. I come to you with a question. Is it possible to change a doctor's POV in terms of permanent birth control?

I'm 28, single, and childfree. About a year ago, I was referred to a gyn by my primary doctor. I made an appointment to get an exam and discuss permanent birth control options. Despite my concerns about my mental, physical, and genetic health, my doctor tried the "you might change your mind if you meet someone special" routine. Sorry, but any potential mates would also be childfree, or willing to accept my desire not to have kids.
I had a transvaginal ultrasound done, due to the fact that I suffer from pelvic pain and heavy periods. The ultrasound revealed that I have endometriosis and a bicornaute uterus. These results seemed to change my doctor's mind. She stated that I should have a uterine tissue biopsy done, and then she'd put me on medication to help with the endometriosis. As for birth control, she thought Essure was the best option. I asn't thrilled with this plan, and felt that she wasn't willing to explore other options, so I neve
followed up with her for a biopsy.
Well, my periods are just becoming harder and harder to bear. The first few days leave me in a good deal of pain, and I'm tired of ruining clothing due to the bleeding. I'm exhausted to the point of not being able to get out of bed, and I also have sensory issues with the smell and texture of period blood.
Ideally, I want to have a hysterectomy. I've researched extensively, and I'm well aware of the risks, but I really do feel that the benefits outweigh the risks. But I'm not sure how to broach the idea with my gyn. I'm afraid I'd get a flat "no" as a response. I'm looking for ways to intelligently argue my case. Any suggestions?
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