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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Heavy periods: An ablation is a treatment for heavy, painful periods. It is an excellent minimally invasive, non-hormonal option for someone who is done with childbe ... Read More
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Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below: An endometrial ablation uses one of several techniques to destroy the internal lining of the uterus or endometrium. The endometrium is the layer of t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very effective: Endometrial or uterine ablation is up to 90% effective in treating abnormal bleeding depending on the method used. Hta and novasure are the two most ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Discuss w/ your gyne: This is a procedure done through the services of a gynecologist. If you need information or want to discuss it to gain a good understanding, please di ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Where a device: Is placed in the endometrial cavity and the endometrium is destroyed there are 4-5 different ways, I do the thermachoice ablation in office and it wor ... Read More
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Dr. Nancy Durso
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
Low risk: Uterine or endometrial ablation is a procedure where an instrument (several types available) is placed through the cervix and the uterine lining is bu ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Daum
Dr. Paul Daum answered
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Usually the night of the procedure is pretty crampy, but withing 48 hours or so things calm down. Longterm pain from ablation is rare, but can happen. ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Lipman
35 years experience Radiology
Destroying lining: Uterrine ablation is a procedure used to destroy the thin lining of the uterus that bleeds each month. It is often destroyed with heat but can be done ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: This is a surgical procedure involve some pain.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
18 years experience Gynecology
Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: I assume the endometrial ablation is due to monthly heavy periods. If you want to avoid this procedure, an easy alternative is to obtain a Mirena (le ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Popov
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes: Ablations are reasonably good at normalizing menstrual bleeding and sometimes at even stopping periods. If one ablation style is unsuccessful at doing ... Read More
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