Myjoy, I know a young lady in her 20's who plans to have a hysterectomy when she is 30 for the very reason that you stated. Her mother is dying of ovarian cancer. Her aunt and grandmother also died of this. She has had the test, and she also carries the gene. Her doctor who did the testing recommended that she not wait any longer than the age of 30 to have this done. She is a very intelligent young lady and a RN. When I mentioned to her the possibility of my having a hysterectomy, she said, "Well, if I were you, I'd have them take it all! You'll probably have fewer problems later on!"
Dagger, thank you for the suggestion on PCOS. I did Google it, but I don't think that my symptoms quite fit, as I am very regular with the mini pill. Off of it, they are too close together, like every 2-3 weeks. Mine are really too long, but usually not over 11/2 weeks. I had a vaginal ultrasound in february, and my ovaries seemed fine. My uterus was very enlarged with a thick lining. That was the reason for the d&c. The symptoms do seem to fit what Blessedwith2boys is experiencing. My cycles used to be much longer, like hers. The PMS was horrible! It seemed to get worse by the day after about day 28!
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