Our article last week about the way medicine uses hysterectomy as a ‘cure’ for heavy menstrual bleeding generated a mixed response.
One reader didn’t see it as a problem, and has frequently asked her doctor to remove her womb and ovaries to stop her own heavy menstrual cycle, but he won’t perform the operation, even privately. ‘I would love to have myself ‘spayed’. It doesn’t seem to hurt dogs much and it would mean an end to my misery every month,’ she writes.
Before she finds a ‘spay-friendly’ surgeon, she might consider the views of another reader who was able to cure her heavy periods with iron supplements.