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PCOS, Endometriosis, Heavy Cycles, 33yo, tubal ligation 3 yrs ago. Would an endometrial ablation lessen my symptoms/cancer risks?
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 bleeding post endometrial ablation procedures, and the most likely conclusive treatment is hysterectomy if you no longer desire children. ...Read more
No, not really: Adenomyosis is when the lining cells of the uterus are located just deep to the lining (but still within the uterus). It can be thought of as endometriosis of the uterus. Hysterectomy would remove this. Almost all fibroids are in the uterus also and would be removed with hysterectomy, although there are fibroids on rare occasions outside the uterus which could be missed/reoccur but very rare. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is conception after endometrial ablation & tubal ligation possible & safe if still having normal periods?
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 uterus so your periods are lighter. We don't recommend pregnancy after an ablation because the risk of miscarriage is so high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i still get pregnant? When I have myomatous uterus, submucosal leiomyoma versus an endometrial polyp measuring 1.1x1.5x1.1cm. Endometrial stripe
Anything is possible: Mother nature has always found a way around "obstructions", however it will certainly be more difficult to get pregnant. ...Read more
Hard to be certain: Ultrasound is never 100%, but several findings are suspicious for endometrial hyperplasia or even cancer. For instance, if your lining is excessively thick for your age or if there is a suspicious mass seen within the uterine cavity on the sonogram, hyperplasia or cancer may be present. However, other findings can cause similar images on sonogram. Also, diagnosis can only be made with a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endometrial lining was 1mm 7 days post ovulation- periods are very light, 2 miscarriages, HSG shows abnormal uterine shape- could this be asherman's?
Yes, Asherman's: Asherman's syndrome is adhesions of the uterus. The adhesions form usually after a procedure like a D&C for miscarriage. Adhesions are areas where there is no normal endometrial tissue cover that will grow to allow for pregnancy implantation or periods. Treating this can be difficult and take time to heal. I recommend you seek care with a reproductive endocrinologist. ...Read more
Had endometrial ablation, soon developed uterine infection & gb attacks, had combined hysterectomy & cholecystectomy 6wks later, recovery expectations?
SURGERIES MULTIPLE: You are still young and in the hands of a good surgeon you can survive the multiple operations. Good luck ! ...Read more
A lap myomectomy (removd 3*3cm size-submucos, intramuralfibroids) affect my future pregnancy? I miscaried due to fibroid at 6th month.
Hopefully not: Removal of the fibroid will hopefully allow you to have a normal pregnancy, although you may need a caesarean section depending on the extent of the surgery. Your next pregnancy(s) will need to be monitored closely. Hopefully all the fibroids were removed as they tend to grow in pregnancy and may cause problems. Talk to your dr about these concerns. ...Read more
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 ablation can be performed to destroy the endometrial lining and prevent further bleeding in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gyno planned novasure proc. (bleeding)- removed polyp & mirena (levonorgestrel) (d&c). Never had novasure - gyno says machine failed x2 punctured uterus?Confused!?
Had tubal lig. 2 yrs ago, novasure ablation 9/2012, last period/spotting 2/2013. Yesterday, 1st thought implantation b/c of little blood. Pregnant?
Highly unlikely: With a tubal ligation (blocking egg from traveling down tube to meet sperm for fertilization) and novasure ablation (making the uterine lining inhospitable to implantation of a fertilized egg), doubt you are pregnant. You can always check a home pregnancy test to be sure. ...Read more
I'm 48-had uterine ablation 7 yrs ago due to bleeding. Have had spotting & super-painful cramps. Was it just unsuccessful?
Go see your doc: Spotting and pain... Worth looking to see if they can find a cause ...Read more