I'm 36. I'm done having babies. My doctor has hinted at removal due to family history & it's all I think about - no genetic testing yet. But it's all I think about - I figured I should ask.
I have so many questions. No ovaries to me means: No - low arousal No orgasms Losing feminine qualities Shorter lifespan Dangerous hormone replacement LACK of quality care (1 more thing to monitor regularly)
Where do I find out information that helps me decide if this choice is right for me? My mother is currently battling ovarian cancer. I just want REAL info from REAL women who've been through it...
I have read so many conflicting things. One says sex is better, the other says exactly as you said.
I'm young, I workout, I have a nice figure, I eat organically(besides eating out occasionally), I do all the things I'm "supposed" to do. Because of that my husband feels my chances will be lower than my family. But Generation 1 had ovarian cancer, Generations 2& 3 had breast cancer, Generation 4 has ovarian cancer...I'm Generation 5. So, geez. Do I get the testing & move forward or wait & see? My GYN was ADMANT I do something, downright passionate about women getting genetic testing & removing the risk.....but he doesn't have to live with the after effects.
Do you do biodentical hormones? I ask because I wonder if there's a difference for women between that & synthetic. As to how one feels. My GYN also recommended a prophylactic mastectomy if the testing came back positive.
I don't HATE the idea of regular moods & perky boobs. I DO hate the idea of looking masculine, overweight, loss of sex drive and menopause.View Thread
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