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    Clifta asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    Where did my libido go?

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      cam32505

      You have gone through the surgical menopause. Since you are young, you might want to ask about what you can do for this. Normally, they would give you hormones, but not with cancer. There may be some natural remedies that won't jeopardize your health. For me, I was already through menopause when I had my hysterectomy, wishing I'd had it much sooner. But, I guess it's good to keep the ovaries as long as they aren't bothering you.

      almost 5 years ago
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      lilymadeline

      Yes :-(
      I had a radical hysterectomy for uterine cancer, but I am on hormone blockers as well for BC and they also affect libido. :-(
      But my libido was fine until the surgery which was almost 2 years ago, and to be honest so far it really hasn't come back at least not as strong as before the surgery. Ask your oncologist and your gyno, because maybe there is something that you can take for this, due to my BC there isn't anything for me to take but maybe you will have better luck! Best of luck and best wishes!.

      almost 5 years ago
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      mkjetset

      I received radiation a year ago that thrust me into instant menopause. I am still struggling with low libido but IT IS IMPROVING! I am currently using an estrogen cream to help with vaginal dryness. It has worked wonders. My husband and I are finding intimacy through nonsexual physical contact (snuggling on the couch, holding hands, etc.) much more often than we than in the recent past. With time, I expect my libido will return to normal. After all, women everywhere survive menopause - we just had ours thrust upon us. Good luck and I hope you find improvement soon!

      almost 5 years ago
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    Clifta asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    what to do about bleeding

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      BuckeyeShelby

      I'm with Cam. Pads & tampons were my friend. And light colored clothing was not. I hope it gets better for you.

      over 5 years ago
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      MaryEdythe

      Clifta,

      I bought navy blue sheets and pillowcases and navy blue bath sheets and washcloths/towels/bathmats. I use two fitted sheets on my bed, between them are the bath sheets to catch any unexpected heavy bleeding. The bathmats cover my furniture. Although at the beginning of my journey I have been given Minipress for a recurring flashback, something which often happens to veterans. I have had experience with sitting in blood clot filled bath water. Minipress is for high BP but doctors have discovered it curbs repeated flashbacks. I am not myself a veteran though I have 7+ years experience working with vets. When I started having the flashbacks from which I awoke gagging, shaking, and incontinent, I knew I had a soul wound from cancer and got to a psychiatrist.

      I am going to my first visit to the cardiologist today. As well as cancer I have a sick heart. It needs to be determined is my heart well enough for surgery. If it is then next week I get my whole anatomy removed. Chemo and radiation will follow. I just bought a pretty wavy brown hair wig.

      MaryEdythe

      over 5 years ago
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      GypsyJule

      My bleeding also led to diagnosis, but not until I had my hysterectomy. At one point I was given Provera to stop the bleeding. I believe you can take it for 10 to 15 days, and it did work for me. You may want to ask your doctor about it.

      over 5 years ago
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    Clifta asked a questionEndometrial (Uterine) Cancer

    2 choices for treat ment

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      Happyjack

      Clifta, I think we need a bit more info here. How old are you and what type of cancer do you have - adenocarcinoma, sarcoma, serous papillary, etc. I had a radical hyster just about a year ago (June 20th) using the robotic assist. Went home the following day, and had very little pain. It did hurt to move for the first 4 or 5 days but after that it wasn't all that uncomfortable. Do definitely get a "skilled" surgeon if you choose the robotic assist as that is crucial. Never heard of the IUD either. Good luck and please keep us posted. Hugs.

      over 5 years ago
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      GypsyJule

      Hi Clifta, It seems odd to me that your choices for treatment are so very different. I would definitely suggest a second opinion if you haven't had one yet. As for me, I am also overweight, but my diagnosis came after my hysterectomy. Because of the problems I was having, I was given the choice of thermo-ablation or a hysterectomy. I chose the latter, and insisted they take everything, even though several nurses tried to encourage leaving my ovaries. For me, even before I had the surgery, I made the choice thinking that I didn't want to leave any chance for the possibility of a gynecological cancer. I knew I was at greater risk because I had not had children or taken birth control pills.

      Recovery from the hysterectomy was not nearly as difficult as I had anticipated, and I also worried that my size might make it more difficult, but I don't believe that it did. Again, I would just be very sure which options are the best, and a second opinion might make the choice easier.
      Good luck with your decision and your recovery!

      over 5 years ago
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      GypsyJule

      I should also say that I thank God that I made the decision that I did, or my cancer might have spread to other organs, making everything more difficult, including treatment.

      over 5 years ago