I am having an abdomninal hysterectomy next month to get rid of very large fibroid tumor in the uterus that is the size of my fist. Not sure about keeping ovaries - need help in deciding - Thinking that I want to keep them to get everything out of them that I can. I am 50 and having hot flashes now and also still having crazy periods. Periods are irregular, painful, and very, very heavy. Have heard that keeping the ovaries, I will still have PMS symptoms - Well Yuck- What does everyone think? Also, ladies that have had surgery with fibro - Any ideas or suggestions to keep flare to the minimum? I have had pain and energy doing well for last 4 months or so and hate to lose it. Help please .. Thanks!!!