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What is an ablation of the uterus and is it permanent?

What is an ablation of the uterus and is it permanent?

Damage lining: An ablation uses either heat, cold, or radio frequency energy to cause damage to the lining of the uterus to prevent the buildup of tissue that results in heavy periods. It is considered a permanent procedure but some women have return of heavy periods over time. 95% of pts have good results with periods being normal to none at all. It is dangerous to get pregnant after an ablation. ...Read more

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Ablation (Definition)

Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a ...Read more


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Ablation of uterus, what are the chances of post op damage to the bowl?

Ablation of uterus, what are the chances of post op damage to the bowl?

Low: The ablation is performed inside the uterus, so only the lining of the uterus would be ablated. A complication of the procedure is perforation of the uterus. If this were to occur, there could be damage to the bowel. Overall, there is a very low likelihood of damaging the bowel with this procedure. ...Read more

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I've had the ablation done to my uterus 6 months ago and still have a yellowish odor discharge. I'm trying birth control now but not helping?

I've had the ablation done to my uterus 6 months ago and still have a yellowish odor discharge. I'm trying birth control now but not helping?

Have discharge exam: First of all, have a MD examine and check the vaginal discharge to be sure it is NOT an infection which can be treated. The odor in the discharge indicates a possible infection. If no infection, then endometrial ablations still have a percentage of patient's post surgery that continue to emit blood or discharge due to residual endometrial tissue. ...Read more

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Brown foul smeliing discharge, also foul smell after intercourse, I have had bladder sling an laser ablation of uterus more than 2 years ago?

Brown foul smeliing discharge, also foul smell after intercourse, I have had bladder sling an laser ablation of uterus more than 2 years ago?

Get it checked: Discharge can be related to infection or possibly even related to your prior sling or ablation surgery. See your gyn for exam, evaluation, and treatment. ...Read more

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I had a recent endometrial ablation and was informed my uterus was rather lumpy and the size of a ten week uterus what does this mean?

I had a recent endometrial ablation and was informed my uterus was rather lumpy and the size of a ten week uterus what does this mean?

Difficult to say: Hopefully you're endometrial oblation will control the abnormal bleeding. But a 10 week lumpy uterus may either indicate multiple or a single uterine fibroid or adenomyosis. ...Read more

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I had an ablation and was wondering can my uterus heal well enough to have another child?

I had an ablation and was wondering can my uterus heal well enough to have another child?

Not recommended: Getting pregnant may be possible after an endometrial ablation, but there may not be enough healthy uterus to allow a fetus to develop normally. Pregnancy after ablation is not recommended. ...Read more

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Unsuccessful ablation 1 week ago. He punctured my uterus and stopped procedure. He wants to try again in 1 month. Do I need longer to heal?

Unsuccessful ablation 1 week ago. He punctured my uterus and stopped procedure. He wants to try again in 1 month. Do I need longer to heal?

Which technique? : The answer depends on the nature of the perforation. How big was it and with what instrument was it caused? Also it's important to know what in the meet you oblation technology the doctor plans to use. I would not do an ablation that did not allow constant visualization. HTA is my preferred technique over blind ablation technologies ...Read more

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I have a 2mm lining after an ablation in 2005. Is there a way to thicken or "repair" my uterus?

Endometrial ablation: The purpose of endometrial ablation is to help stop heavy bleeding by burning and thinning the endometrial lining of the uterus. A thin line on ultrasound is expected and desirable. Is there a reason why you want to thicken your lining? Do not try to get pregnant with the endometrial ablation because it may lead to a placenta accreta. ...Read more

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I want to have a baby and i the uterus ablation and i had my IUD removed because it was embedded inside me. What are the chances for me to conceive?

I want to have a baby and i the uterus ablation and i had my IUD removed because it was embedded inside me. What are the chances for me to conceive?

Embedded IUD: If the iud was removed without complications like infection and the endometrium was not ablated, then pregnancy is possible. If the endometrium was ablated, then pregnancy chances are very low. ...Read more

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Is there any possibility that with a retrograve uterus, if u had a boiling water uterine ablation, it cld somehow hurt ur kidneys? Thanks.

Is there any possibility that with a retrograve uterus, if u had a boiling water uterine ablation, it cld somehow hurt ur kidneys? Thanks.

Not possible: A hydrothermal uterine ablation (hta) treats the internal lining of the uterus. The shape and size and the uterus is not relevant with this versatile technology. It would not have any effect on the kidneys. The kidneys are not located anywhere near this. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more