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I wanted to post a link to this article regarding recurrent endometriosis pain after hysterectomy. The doctor who performed my hysterectomy is on the panel, Dr. David Redwine of Bend, Oregon.

From the article:
"over a 175 patients that I have performed surgery on, who still have endometriosis after having their uterus, tubes and ovaries removed. As Ray says, there are several reasons, but one of the simple anatomic reasons is that endometriosis is predominantly a disease of peritoneal surfaces away from the uterus, and not involving the ovaries. So, if you remove the uterus, tubes and ovaries you are going to be leaving disease behind in about 96% or 97% of the patients."

Link:
http://www.endometriosiszone.org/display.asp?page=congress_ISGE2004_hysterectomy


I know that many women with endo have been considering having this procedure done and I thought this might be helpful. I myself had a hyst in 1999 and was pain free for about a year - then, the pain returned in full force. Personally, I wouldn't recommend a hysterectomy for endometriosis pain.

Side note: Hysterectomy is removal of the uterus and cervix only. Removal of the ovaries is an additional procedure called an 'oophorectomy'. I only had a hyst because I was so young (21). For some women, removal of the ovaries makes a big difference, and for others, none. Just something to consider if you're considering a hyst/removal of ovaries for endo pain. On the other hand, if you also have adeno (as I did) obviously a hyst can provide relief from uterine pain.

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