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what is involved with endometrial ablation?

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Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tissue destroyed: A device (cautery, freezing, heated balloon) is placed inside the uterine cavity and the endometrial tissue is destroyed. It can take from 90 seconds to several minutes depending on the technique. It is very effective at decreasing heavy periods.
Answered on Jan 19, 2014

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