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    Endometriosis and MS
    Anon_228498 posted:
    Hi. My sister has stage 4 endometriosis and MS. As of this point, she is faced with the options of 1) a hysterectomy or 2) taking birth control to slow down the endometriosis. The endometriosis seems to be spreading at a faster rate than anticipated, so I don't know how effective option 2 will be. Also to keep in mind with option 2, she will face an increased risk of blood clots. With a hysterectomy, she will be premenopausal which may worsen her MS. She has received a couple of opinions, none of which seem to overlap. If anyone can please help, give me any insight, or point me in a direction where I can educate myself more about the situation, I'd appreciate it. Thank you.
    mmthlvr responded:
    Before I was dx with MS I had severe endometriosis. I lost 1 ovary at 23 & said I would probably never have kids. I was blessed with a son at 29. After that the pain got so bad at 30 I had a complete hysterectomy, they took it all.

    I was kept very drugged for 3 days & shortly there after I started taking estrogen. I really had no problems with ppremenopausal symptoms. I am now down to .5mg to keep the hot flashes away beacuse that does bother my MS.

    It was the best thing I ever did & your sister just needs to decide what's best for her. Please keep in touch & let me know what she decides.

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