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Recovery after an endometrial ablation ?

Recovery after an endometrial ablation ?

Should be quick: One of the advantages of the endometrial ablation is the quick recovery. This is a minimally invasive procedure; most patients are back to normal in about a week. There is some cramping that can be expected.If you are having bad cramps, pain or a foul discharge, these could be signs of an infection. Follow up with the surgeon who performed the procedure.They can and should tell you what to expect. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Endometrial Ablation (Definition)

Endometrial ablation refers to procedures that use energy to damage or destroy the lining of the uterus that normally build up in preparation of pregnancy. If no pregnancy happens, the lining is shed as a period. There are several different types of ablation-thermal heat, radio frequency, and freezing. All of them are good options but some might be better in certain situations. ...Read more


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What to expect after endometrial ablation and tubal ligation?

What to expect after endometrial ablation and tubal ligation?

Ablation T.L.: You should expect more pain and discomfort with this combined surgery esp. If you had irregular periods beside anemia and follow postoperative instructions closely and particularly about resume activities and relationshion as every gyn may have slight differance in case management and preferance by experience. ...Read more

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Is conception after endometrial ablation & tubal ligation possible & safe if still having normal periods?

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 more

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Endometrial ablation a month ago. Bleeding after non penetration stimulation, why?

Bleed after ablation: An endometrial ablation is done to reduce your menses to a normal flow. About 40% of women have no menses after the procedure, depending on the type of ablation. That being said, it is typical to spot, stain or discharge for up to 6 weeks. Finally you should wait to see how you are doing at 3 months, before considering the procedure a failure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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PCOS, Endometriosis, Heavy Cycles, 33yo, tubal ligation 3 yrs ago. Would an endometrial ablation lessen my symptoms/cancer risks?

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

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Can I do gestational surrogacy after tubes tied and novasure ablation?

Surrogacy: If you have had an endometrial ablation where the uterine lining is destroyed then it would be almost impossible to carry a pregnancy. You may be able to donate eggs but with the lining scarred then there is not any possibility of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Anyone had the 'uterine fibroid embolization' procedure done before getting pregnant?

Anyone had the 'uterine fibroid embolization' procedure done before getting pregnant?

Yes: There are many women who have had successful pregnancies after uae. The data is relatively weak, but seems to indicate that fertility after embolization is similar to fertility after multiple myomectomy. A patient needs to discuss the details of her individual situation with her doctors before deciding on a therapy. ...Read more

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What can I expect after endometrial ablation? 

What can I expect after endometrial ablation? 

Cramping & discharge: In the first few hours it is normal to have cramping. Over the next few days to weeks you may notice discharge as the destroyed endometrium passes. Over the next few months you should notice a gradual lightening of your cycle. Some patients do not show maximum benefit in the first few cycles so give it time. I hope you have a great result from this minimally invasive option for heavy periods. ...Read more

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Period after endometrial ablation and tubal ligation what is the cause?

Not 100%: Endometrial ablations do not always stop the periods. It depends on whether the whole endometrium sloughed off or not. The tubal ligation has no effect at all on the period. Be well. ...Read more

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Is prior tubal ligation a contraindication for having hta ?

Is prior tubal ligation a contraindication for having hta ?

No. : A prior tubal ligation is actually preferred if your are going to have an ablation. You need to have some form of a permanent birth control after your ablation. A tubal ligation obviously is a great choice. ...Read more

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Period NovaSure Procedure. I had the NovaSure procedure done 4 years ago but started having a light period again about 6 months ago. Why?

Incomplete: Ablation procedures may incompletely destroy the lining of your uterus and your period may return. The goal of ablation is to lessen the flow and not necessarily stop it completely. ...Read more

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Pelvic pain two weeks after novasure and mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted?

Pelvic pain two weeks after novasure and mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted?

Unusual choice: Generally an iud is not placed after an endomtrial ablation; some pain after either can occur so it may be difficult to assess but endure its not a UTI or that the hardware isnt infected after being placed into the post surgical uterus. That is low probaility but this has not been sutidied and the uterus will scar, hopfully not affecting the iud long term; it is likely trnasient but watch fr fever. ...Read more

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How long should you menstrate after getting the novasure ablation?

It is variable: Ablation is 90% effective in controlling abnormal bleeding but only 50% effective in stoping periods. It is normal to have light periods after novasure. ...Read more

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After a vaginal laser ablation when will the spotting stop?

After a vaginal laser ablation when will the spotting stop?

Soon: If you're asking about one of the CO2 lasers like MonaLisa Touch, this usually stops after about a week and the bleeding should never be heavy fro this procedure. ...Read more

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Risks during the ablation and pacemaker implantation?

Risks during the ablation and pacemaker implantation?

Risks of ablation: Mostly the risks are the same as for other procedures, including infection and bleeding, but also rhythm disturbances of the heart and the development of fluid around the heart. In addition, the risks for pacemakers include pneumothorax or the presence of air around the lung. These are usually safe procedures which are performed by trained cardiologists. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed years after novasure procedure?

Is it normal to bleed years after novasure procedure?

Recurrence: Small areas of inner lining of the uterus that were missed during the novasure procedure but did not cause significant bleeding right after the procedure can grow back over time and eventually lead to visible bleeding. ...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