A 44-year-old member asked:
is it reasonable to want a hysterectomy, endometrial ablation, or anything to stop my periods permanently?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Margot Watson answered
53 years experience Gynecology
Maybe, consider risk: A hysterectomy is much too risky to do just to stop normal periods. However, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud or depoprovera are low risk birth control methods that are likely to stop periods. An ablation is relatively low risk but does not provide birth control.
Answered on Aug 15, 2016
Dr. Craig Keathley answered
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reasonable: It is reasonable to want this, but there needs to be a thorough discussion of the risks/benefits and other treatment options prior to making that decision. All treatment options have associated risks and should be reserved for bleeding abnormalities. Only you can decide if the potential benefit is worth the risk. Minimally invasive treatment better than major surgery.
Answered on Jun 2, 2012
Dr. Lillian Schapiro answered
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Absolutely: If you are certain that you are finished with childbearing, there are many safe methods to stop your monthly bleeding without causing a change in your hormones. Your doctor will evaluate the size of your uterus and discuss with you the alternative treatments. Depending on your age and whether or not you have fibroids, endometrial ablation and hysterectomy may both be considered.
Answered on Oct 29, 2016
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