Fibroids and Hysterectomy

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I just thought I'd post a note about fibroids and hysterectomy. Fibroids are so common among women as they get older and it's an issue I had to deal with for the last several years. A couple of very useful links: and

The first one discusses fibroids, what they are, the different types, and various treatment options. The second discusses hysterectomy and the different ways the surgery can be performed.

I had a vaginal hysterectomy a year ago because of excessive bleeding from uterine fibroids. I'm very happy I did it and was very lucky that because of my circumstances I could have the procedure done vaginally instead of by abdominal incision.

If anybody out there is suffering with fibroids, feel free to contact me and I'd be happy to relay my experiences.