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novasure endometrial ablation complications

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low risk: Ablation is a safe and effective procedure and a good option for many women with excessive bleeding. A common "risk" is failure to work effectively an ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
An endometrial: ablation is now a routine procedure done frequently safely under moderate sedation or general anesthesia
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Should not: It shouldn't, unless accompanied by infection. If you suspect infection becauseto odor, discharge, etc, you should ask your doctor asap.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unusual..: Endometrial ablations do not usually require any use of a robot. That would be a somewhat unusual situation. Best wishes.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe not: Endometrial cancer can be obscured by endometrial ablations if it is not ruled out prior to the procedure by biopsy. Many women continue to have bleed ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Clarify: Please clarify the question. Thanks.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liengkong Siew
53 years experience Gynecology
Ablation T.L.: You should expect more pain and discomfort with this combined surgery esp. If you had irregular periods beside anemia and follow postoperative instruc ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
26 years experience Gynecology
A pain syndrome.: A very small percentage of women will experience a pain syndrome after having a uterine ablation. It is not dangerous but can be very painful. Many wo ... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Should be quick: One of the advantages of the endometrial ablation is the quick recovery. This is a minimally invasive procedure; most patients are back to normal in a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : It's safe, effective, and very well tolerated. The safety profile is quite good . Typically it is safer than a hysterectomy - depending on the type/ ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: Like so many situations in medicine there is not 1 single answer to this question. It depends on the patient's health, the other medical problems, the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: Most ablations are done with some form of anesthesia such as IV sedation, local injections, or even being put to sleep. I have found that most patien ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
SURGERIES MULTIPLE: You are still young and in the hands of a good surgeon you can survive the multiple operations. Good luck !
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
Risks of ablation: Mostly the risks are the same as for other procedures, including infection and bleeding, but also rhythm disturbances of the heart and the development ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cyclic pain...: Some women with a history of both an ablation procedure and a tubal sterilization procedure will have pain around the same time each month. This is ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Daum
Dr. Paul Daum answered
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
History and sonogram: Post tubal endometrial ablation syndrome is when there are loculated areas inside the uterus still menstruating but nowhere for the blood to go. It ca ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: When this procedure was first adopted, the recommendations were not to concieve. The reasons, concern for adequate blood flow to the uterus to suppor ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Robbins
9 years experience Family Medicine
Mostly: There are several different companies that have endo ablation devices, each with varied success. Some women's periods completely stop, while others p ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes and No: The Novasure ablation procedure is specifically to decrease or stop heavy menstrual bleeding. Women who also have endometriosis can still have the pr ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Uncommon but painful: Women with excessive vaginal bleeding may choose to remove (destroy, ablate) the uterine lining instead of removing the uterus. Months or years after ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good: The novasure can perforate the uterus and cause a burn to the bowels. You dr was right to stop the procedure. You may want to consider a different m ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience Family Medicine
Not 100%: Endometrial ablations do not always stop the periods. It depends on whether the whole endometrium sloughed off or not. The tubal ligation has no effec ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Howell
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dub and endometrial: Causes of dysfunctional bleeding should be determined by a biopsy before proceeding to ablative therapy. If there is no evidence of cancer then the a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cyclic pelvic pain : This is a pretty rare condition more common after novasure vs other endometrial ablation technicologies. Monthly pelvic pain around the time of the me ... Read More
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