I'm 34, and in the twenty-plus years I've been menstruating they've never been regular. I used to go months and months without a period (which I was fine with), but for the last five or so years I've been bleeding nearly non stop.
I've seen various GPs and none of them seem to be interested in helping me with this- I've tried various contraceptive pills, the implant, the coil and the injection- but every time I see a doctor they tell me to 'bear with it' for a little longer in case it stops on its own.
I'm just so tired of it. I go through tampons at the rate of about one an hour, I have to get up in the night to change, I have to put towels everywhere I sit, and I'm not able to make love with my partner. It's also hard to work when you have to disappear to the toilet so frequently.
I've finally got a referral to a specialist for a more permanent solution. For genetic reasons I don't want to bear my own children so I don't care if it affects my fertility.
Does anyone have experience of surgery to stop periods? What can I expect?