Patient advised against hysterectomy 'in case she stops being lesbian'

Lesbian woman, 27, reveals doctors have REFUSED her a hysterectomy to solve her debilitating period pain ‘in case she later stopped being gayand ‘met a man who wanted children

  • Rachel Champ, 27, from Ireland, has had severe menstrual pain since she was 10
  • Has tried birth-control methods, medications and surgery to try to alleviate pain
  • Rachel, who married wife Karen in July, visited doctor to discuss a hysterectomy
  • Claimed she was told she might regret choice if her sexual orientation altered
  • Told: ‘I don’t want you to have regrets in case your life circumstances change
  • A woman has revealed how she was advised by doctors against having a hysterectomy ‘in case she later stopped being a lesbian and wanted to have children’.

    Rachel Champ, 27, a sales agent from County Meath, began suffering from severe menstrual pains at the age of 10 and has tried multiple birth-control methods, medication and surgery over the years to manage the problem.

    However she decided to seek further help after the pain became daily and chronic, attending a doctors appointment at a Dublin hospital.

    에 말하기 타임즈, Rachel said she was stunned to be denied a hysterectomy and told by a consultant: ‘I don’t want you to have any regrets in case your life circumstances change, [예를 들면] your sexual orientation changes and you leave your partner and you meet someone else and he wants to have children.

    Rachel Champ, 27, a sales agent from County Meath, has revealed how she was advised by doctors against having a hysterectomy 'in case she later stopped being a lesbian and wanted to have children' (왼쪽 사진, with her wife Karen)

    Rachel Champ, 27, a sales agent from County Meath, has revealed how she was advised by doctors against having a hysterectomy ‘in case she later stopped being a lesbian and wanted to have children’ (왼쪽 사진, with her wife Karen)

    Rachel, who married wife Karen in July, visited a doctor at a Dublin hospital last month to discuss a potential treatment for her excruciating periods

    Rachel, who married wife Karen in July, visited a doctor at a Dublin hospital last month to discuss a potential treatment for her excruciating periods

    말하기 Buzzfeed, Rachel explained her periods have always been incredibly painful.

    그녀가 말했다: ‘I still vividly remember getting my first period and curling into a ball on my bed in the fetal position and crying because of the pain.

    ‘This became a new routine for me every month.

    However she revealed that doctors ‘wrote it offas ‘bad periodsand she was placed on series of different medication in an effort to manage the pain.

    Rachel explained that her periods had always been excruciating and that the pain had begun when she was just 10-years-old

    Rachel explained that her periods had always been excruciating and that the pain had begun when she was just 10-years-old

    It wasn’t until she had her first smear test when she was 25 that a female doctor told her it ‘wasn’t normalto be in so much pain each month.

    WHAT IS ENDOMETRIOSIS?

    Endometriosis occurs when cells in the lining of the womb are found elsewhere in the body.

    Each month, these cells react in the same way as those in the womb; building up, breaking down and bleeding. 아직, the blood has no way to escape the body.

    Symptoms include pain, heavy periods and fatigue, as well as a higher risk of infertility, and bowel and bladder problems.

    Its cause is unknown but may be genetic, related to problems with the immune system or exposure to chemicals.

    Treatment focuses on pain relief and improving quality of life, which may include surgery or hormone treatment.

    출처: Endometriosis UK

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    Rachel was referred to a gynecologist for the first time, and after more tests it was confirmed that she had multiple cysts on both ovaries, including one which appeared to be an endometriosis.

    Posting on 트위터 그녀는 적었다: ‘I’ve had two surgeries (1 with ovarian drilling), tried three different contraceptive pills, the mirena coil, and have tried every combination of painkillers. Nothing has helped.

    이 단계에서, 에스he was now suffering daily and chronic pain, which she said was leaving her unable to walk and attend work events.

    이번달 초, she attended an appointment at a Dublin hospital with Karen to discuss her options.

    After initially speaking with a female doctor, the consultant was brought into the room.

    Rachel explained she was aware of the risks of a hysterectomy but was interested in pursuing the surgery because the pain had become so difficult to manage.

    Meanwhile she also revealed she and Karen were pursuing adoption as a potential avenue to have children.

    She claimed he told her he wouldn’t perform the hysterectomy because her judgement was currently ‘clouded by the pain.

    그녀는 덧붙였다: ‘It’s important to mention that he did not give me any medical reason why I could not have a hysterectomy.

    ‘He told me it isn’t an option because I’m too young, the pain I’m in is clouding my judgement and my life circumstances may change. No medical reason why it’s not an option.

    She said she was left shocked, 첨가: ‘My sexual orientation doesn’t change. That doesn’t happen — I’m 27 and I’m married.

    During the appointment, Rachel also revealed she and Karen were pursuing adoption as a potential avenue to have children

    During the appointment, Rachel also revealed she and Karen were pursuing adoption as a potential avenue to have children

    대신, she was advised to try new birth control for six months.

    Rachel now has an appointment to see a specialist in London later this month and has complained to the hospital about what happened.

    She remains in debilitating pain, saying she is often unable to walk or ‘stand up straightbecause of the severity.

    After she shared her story on Twitter last month, her posts quickly went viral, with hundreds of women quickly responding.

    After she shared her story on Twitter last month, her posts quickly went viral, with hundreds of women quickly responding

    After she shared her story on Twitter last month, her posts quickly went viral, with hundreds of women quickly responding

    하나는 말했다: ‘Yep I was told this to. I already had 3 kids and I was single and they said what if you meet someone who wants kids?

    ‘I responded we can adopt but why does an imaginary man have more say over my body than I do?’

    또 다른 썼다: ‘I was refused one because I might want kids. I started having investigations because I wasn’t getting pregnantuntreated Endometriosis left me infertile, which they found because of those investigations.

    ‘So they won’t do it in case I want to get pregnant but I cant get pregnant.

    After the post went viral on Twitter, many women were quick to share their own stories of speaking to doctors about their period pain

    After the post went viral on Twitter, many women were quick to share their own stories of speaking to doctors about their period pain

    자궁 절제술이란 무엇입니까??

    자궁 적출술은 여성의 자궁을 제거하는 수술 절차입니다.

    세 종류가 있습니다:

    • 부분 자궁 절제술: 자궁의 3분의 2를 제거합니다..
    • 전체 자궁 절제술: 자궁과 자궁경부를 제거.
    • 근치적 자궁 절제술: 자궁을 제거, cervix and vagina.

    수술은 가장 일반적으로 ~의 연령 사이의 여성에게 수행됩니다. 40 과 49.

    이상 20 백만 명의 미국 여성이 자궁 적출술을 받았습니다., 질병관리본부의 자료에 따르면.

    여성이 갱년기에 접어들면서, 몇 가지 심각한 자궁 건강 상태 중 하나가 발병할 확률이 증가합니다.. 의사는 치료로 자궁적출술을 권장할 수 있습니다.:

    • 근종
    • 자궁내막증
    • 자궁 (자궁내막) 암
    • 만성 자궁 통증 또는 출혈
    • 무너진 자궁

    일부 경우에, 의사는 여성에게 이러한 상태 중 하나 이상이 발병할 중대한 경고 또는 조기 징후가 있는 경우 예방 조치로 자궁적출술을 제안할 수 있습니다..

    필요할 땐, 외과의사는 난소와 나팔관을 제거할 수도 있습니다., 이들 또한 손상되었거나 손상의 심각한 위험이 있는 경우.

    생식 기관의 제거는 여성의 몸을 폐경으로 보냅니다, 그녀가 몇 살이든 상관없이.

    이것은 안면 홍조와 같은 불쾌한 부작용이 있습니다., 많은 여성들이 호르몬 요법을 시작해야 합니다, 자신의 호르몬 균형을 맞추기 위해 에스트로겐 복용.

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