Hi, I am a nursing student who is taking time off from school cause of pelvic pain problems. I have a past medical history that is pretty complicated including endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, Pulmonary Embolisms, DVT's, Superventricular Tachycardia, PVC's, and low magnesium.
I just recently went to a gynocological oncologist, sent there from a Gyn doctor who says I am too high risk for them. Anyways, this oncologist told me to really consider taking out my ovaries, sparing my uterus and possibly freezing my ovaries for use later by a seraget (sp?) mother. The reason this issue came up is because I have been having severe pelvic pain over the last 2 years, 4-6cm cysts on my ovaries every month and endometriosis covering my bowel, ovaries, bladder, and uterus. The doc said that because of my medical history, I would be a huge risk factor if I were to get pregnant. Because of my blood clots (which I am on coumadin for life), irregular heart, HTN, and low magnesium. He said any high risk OB-GYN doc would say I was crazy to ever think about getting pregnant. Plus the fact that it might be super hard for me to even conceive.
So I am only 25 years old and have a huge decision to make within the next year. Cause my insurance will be gone off of my parents in about a year. So if I am going to do this, I need to do it rather soon. But I don't want to rush into anything without consulting experts and nurses like you guys.
Any suggestions? Any websites that you know of? Will I have a hard time going through menapause? Or do I live with pain for the next 25 years until I naturally go into menapause?
Oh, and I have tried almost every drug there is for endo and polycystic. We did find out that I am insulin resistant and therefore taking Actos or Glucaphage does bring my periods back and decreases the size of the cysts.
So, anyways, any advice? Thanks, curleysue.