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problems after endometrial ablation

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not related: The novasure device has a fail-safe mechanism to prevent over cauterization. Burning externally is usually not related to an ablation. I would make a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience Family Medicine
GYN procedure: Endometrial ablation is a treatment to destroy the endometrial lining of the uterus. This is usually done for excessive or abnormal uterine bleeding, ... 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 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 36-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 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 53-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 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible....: But not likely. The tubal ligation blocks your tubes so hopefully the egg and sperm don't meet. The ablation attempts to destroy the lining of the u ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience Family Medicine
Stops bleeding: An endometrial ablation purposely destroys the "endometrium" or lining of the uterus, in order to stop severe heavy menstrual bleeding. It is normal ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
No: No. Having this procedure should not cause vaginal dryness.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Call the doc who did: Abaltion as that doc knows your case, u can have some bleeding as all of the endometrium may not be scarred down yet, it should not be heavy, if u wer ... Read More
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 member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Check preg test: The first sign would be a positive pregnancy test. If you are concerned you might be pregnant please check a pregnancy test. They are available at any ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
medical treatments: There are non surgical treatments such mirena, (levonorgestrel) hormones and Lupron that can be used to avoid hysterectomy, even if they are not alway ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If you have a total hysterectomy (uterus and cervix removed) no they will not . If you have a supracervical hysterectomy(leave the stu ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
Yes ItMay: Endometrial ablation def can cause irregular menses.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Endomtrial polyp: yes. Once polyp removed, you can get pregnant just like everybody else.
A female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Can be fibroids.: http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/diseases/female.html cannot say in your particular case, but generally, the serious things are ruled out by the DNC and p ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
27 years experience Gynecology
Not necessarily.: If the polyp was causing the bleeding between periods and it was removed, likely this problem would go away. There are other reasons for bleeding betw ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
11 years experience Family Medicine
Well yes, but...: If the ovaries are removed, then you'll no longer be producing much female sex hormone at all, and you'd then essentially enter menopause unless hormo ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bleeding and pain: The most common are pain and bleeding. You may also have fever or a pus-like vaginal discharge
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Asha Kamnani
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a Doctor: After a Novasure procedure you should see a decrease in menstrual flow by the second menstrual cycle. Good time to evaluate the situation with your do ... Read More
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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 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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