You never know how you personally will react to any given procedure - that's why the consent form includes every possible risk including that of death. The choice you make has to be based on your best guess as to how you have previously reacted to sedative, pain relief and surgical procedures. Only you can make the decision Its not recommended if you have had a c-section or other prior damage to the uterus caused by tear during IUD fitting or removal etc so some of the considerations are highly personal. One thing I would say is don't plan to drive yourself. Personally I am highly sensitive to any form of sedative and anaesthetic and it took 6 hours for me to come round (extremely unusual and personal issue!!) and when I did I was still groggy - I could not have driven for toffee. Plus recovery varies enormously - it took me a week to feel well, and three months to get over spotting and cramps. A year on like 41 per cent of patients I have no periods or PMS at all and I'm happy with the procedure. I am 39. However I am ravenously hungry all the time, so gaining weight, low energy and becoming more hirsuite - is this perimenopausal and caused by the procedure? Or something that would have happened any way? My sister is 2 yrs older and without this procedure seems to have begun to go into menopause early so it could be a family thing. I realise this thread is an old one, but I still had these questions years later so I hope sharing my experience will help someone.View Thread
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