I'm looking for comments from anyone who has had a hysterectomy (or anyone who was advised to have one and chose not to). I'm 32 and I have several large fibroids which have been causing me some problems - I've known about the fibroids for years but they've never been an issue until this year. I have an appointment with a gynaecologist next week but my GP forewarned me that it's highly likely they'll recommend I have a hysterectomy and I'd like to get my head around it before my appointment so I can ask sensible questions. I'm obviously very young to have a hysterectomy - I haven't had any children but neither I nor my partner have ever wanted them so that isn't an issue. My main concerns are that I'll be plunged into an early menopause with all the problems that come with that, although I know it depends whether I have a full hysterectomy or whether my ovaries get left in there (I also have polycystic ovary syndrome and crazy hormones, so it wouldn't surprise me if they want to just take everything out). If you've had a hysterectomy, do you have anything you wish you'd known/asked before you had it? How long were you out of action after it? Do you feel better now than before, or has it caused you other health problems? If you were advised to have a hysterectomy and didn't, what made you make that decision and are you glad you didn't have it? Thanks for any advice/help/comments you can offer!