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Hey Scarletteen, I'm 21 years old and have had a very hard two years with my body. I'm in a relationship with a wonderful guy who has been very supportive. We decided I needed to be on bc after we began having sex. I tried Depovera and within the month I gained 20 pounds, had crazy mood swings, bled constantly, and worst of all I lactated. Needless to say I'm progesterone sensitive. We'll over the last year and a half I have tried 6 different pills. None have been helpful. They finally found an ovarian cyst and endometriosis. We'll since I've still been trying to find a pill that eases the pain, controls my moods, and doesn't make me have breast issues. We'll my sister told me that one day I'll need to get a historectomy. She has endo too and had her lady parts removed at 30. I know it's drastic to think about it now but my boyfriend and I both don't see ourselves ever been parents. I need help figuring out if this is right for me and how can I bring it up to my parents.
Thank you lots!

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Really, the best person to talk to about this is your healthcare provider: do you have a gynecologist that you feel comfortable with, whose opinion you trust? That would be the place to start. A hysterectomy is a big surgery, and only a healthcare provider will be able to help you decide that.

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I have an gynecologist but I'm not very comfortable with her. She isn't one to give info.. She gets in gets out. I hate the fact I've been considering it... I'm going on three years playing with my hormones. She told me she would put me on a anti depressant to deal with my moods but i don't feel comfortable relying in a pill to make me feel better :/
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Are you able to switch to a different doctor? It sounds like the one you're seeing now isn't a great fit; no doctor should just be zooming in and out of the room without stopping to address your concerns and explain things to you when you have questions. And if you have been experimenting with a bunch of different medications, it can be helpful to get a new person's opinion on the situation so they can maybe have a fresh set of ideas.
If you transfer to a new doctor, you can get your current records transferred over so they'll know what you've tried in the past. I do think finding a doctor who's willing to listen to your concerns and have a real conversation about your options with you will help quite a bit.

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