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What are post endometrial ablation syndrome symptoms?

What are post endometrial ablation syndrome symptoms?

Cyclic pelvic pain: This is a pretty rare condition more common after novasure vs other endometrial ablation technicologies. Monthly pelvic pain around the time of the menstrual cycle is the most common symptom of this rare condition. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
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Uterine Ablation (Definition)

Uterrine ablation is a procedure used to destroy the thin lining of the uterus that bleeds each month. It is often destroyed with heat but can be done with freezing (cryoablation). Must be family complete. When performed for fibroid bleeding doesn't address the problem (fibroid) directly, may not work at all, and doesn't address the bulk symptoms often seen with ...Read more


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Can an endometrial ablation wear off after 5 years?

Can an endometrial ablation wear off after 5 years?

Yes: If there is any endometrial tissue that remains after an ablation, this tissue can regenerate and over a period of time create bleeding. ...Read more

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Am I suppose to still shed endometrial matter after having an endometrial ablation 3 years ago?

Am I suppose to still shed endometrial matter after having an endometrial ablation 3 years ago?

Possibly: Endometrial ablation is done to reduce menstrual flow, not necessarily eliminate menses. In the best of cases, 40% of women have no menses. The important question is were your menses absent and now back? Also, are they getting heavier? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, then see your gynecologist, maybe there is an alternative treatment such as laparoscopic hysterectomy to help. ...Read more

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I had a endometrial ablation 8 years ago, 4 months ago I started having the signs of starting my cycle again? What can be done for the pain?

I had a endometrial ablation 8 years ago, 4 months ago I started having the signs of starting my cycle again? What can be done for the pain?

Ultrasound!: Should be done first to see the thickness of your endometrium. It can sometimes grow back! Prob followed by an endometrial biopsy! Have you been on hormone Rx ore birth control meds? Esp if you start bleeding again and continue to have pain, see your gyn ...Read more

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Is it common to have light blood clots and cramps from an endometrial ablation that was done 5 years ago?

Is it common to have light blood clots and cramps from an endometrial ablation that was done 5 years ago?

This is not uncommon: It is not uncommon to have some bleeding after an endometrial ablation. In some cases regular periods may return after several months or years. It is more common to have light bleeding. The cramping may be caused by retention of blood in the uterus. You should discuss this with your doctor at a future visit. ...Read more

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Had endometrial ablation several years ago. Periods became much lighter, but a few times a year it's heavy. How could this be If lining was frozen off.

Had endometrial ablation several years ago. Periods became much lighter, but a few times a year it's heavy. How could this be If lining was frozen off.

Tissue left: There are several ways of a ablating the endometrial lining but there is no way of 100% eliminating all endometrial tissue. Most people are heavy with the reduction in bleeding. However they can experience recurrent bleeding. If it's still heavy see your Gyn for alternative options. I usually offer multiple options that are suitable to my patients preferences to control the bleeding. Best wishes ...Read more

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About 2 years ago I had done endometrial ablation and since I had it done I've feeling constantly weird I've been going thru hot flashes mood swings.

About 2 years ago I had done endometrial ablation and since I had it done I've feeling constantly weird I've been going thru hot flashes mood swings.

Check your hormones: Sometime the ablation of the lining of the uterus can affect to lifespan of the ovaries. Have your Estradiol and fsh checked, and see if your ovaries were affected. I hope not. ...Read more

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Am I suppose to still have heavy periods after endometrial ablation after two years?

No: If you still have heavy menses 2 years after an endometrial ablation, this is considered a failure. It is important to understand that 15% of ablations fail, higher if you have fibroids. There is no indication to repeat an ablation, not even another type. You may want to consider a laparoscopic supra cervical hysterectomy. Our physicians do this as an outpt procedure, back to work in a week! ...Read more

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I am 26 years old. I have three children and really regretting my tubal ligation and endometrial ablation. I do not bleed at all but occasionally have brown thick discharge. Is there any type of procedures and medications that would help me to carry a chi

I am 26 years old. I have three children and really regretting my tubal ligation and endometrial ablation. I do not bleed at all but occasionally have brown thick discharge. Is there any type of procedures and medications that would help me to carry a chi

Surrogacy: Its where you find someone that will carry a baby for you. Your hubby's sperm is added to eggs harvested from you and they use IVF to plant the result in a surrogate. This is quite expensive and not covered by insurance, but it is a way for you to have a kid. Otherwise you are done. ...Read more

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I had an endometrial ablation 8 years ago when I was 27. My heavy periods returned about a year ago. Did my lining grow back? I didn't know it could

I had an endometrial ablation 8 years ago when I was 27. My heavy periods returned about a year ago. Did my lining grow back? I didn't know it could

Common, but: Bleeding after an ablation is quite common, there are different reasons: 1) remaining areas of active endometrium, new growth of uterine or cervical polyps, fibroids. You will need (and should get soon) an exam with possible imaging studies to determine the cause of your bleeding. ...Read more

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I had an endometrial ablation then had the mirena (levonorgestrel) inserted it is goiing into 7 years now having alot of bloating and pain in my tummy what should I do?

Doc: Have you had an evaluation since your surgery or the insertion of the IUD. See the gynecologist and get yourself checked. I am not sure the bloating and pain you describe are related to the gynecologic problem ...Read more

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Healthy 40 year old with missed periods for 6 months. I have also had tubes tied with csection, endometrial ablation 4 years ago. Concerns?

Few if any: If your pregnancy test, pelvic ultrasound and hormone levels (FSH, LH, TSH.) are normal and you are not troubled by any symptoms of premature menopause, there is no real cause for alarm. If you are menopausal, ask a knowledgeable gyn endocrinologist about the risks/benefits of estrogens+ progestins, about bone health, the prevention of osteopenia-osteoporosis. ..in order to remain healthy ...Read more

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Is it normal to observe bleeding following an endometrial ablation one year ago?

No: Ablation is a safe and effective procedure and a good option for many women with excessive bleeding. A common "risk" is failure to work effectively. ...Read more

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What is an endometrial ablation?

What is an endometrial ablation?

Treatment for period: An endometrial ablation is a procedure to destroy the lining of the uterus to eliminate or minimize the amount of bleeding during menstrual cycles. There are five different techniques and most can be done in the office under local anesthesia. This does not effect your hormones or cause menopause. It is a great option and helps patients avoid major surgery. ...Read more

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Is an endometrial ablation painful?

Varies: Most ablations are done with some form of anesthesia such as IV sedation, local injections, or even being put to sleep. I have found that most patients have some cramping after, but it is rarely considered severe. ...Read more

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Is a Endometrial Ablation dangerous?

An endometrial: ablation is now a routine procedure done frequently safely under moderate sedation or general anesthesia ...Read more

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Who can get an endometrial ablation?

Who can get an endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation: If your uterus is of a normal size, you don't have cancer, and you are not interested in future child-bearing you could be a candidate for an endometrial ablation. You should have your dr. Check for reasons of bleeding before the procedure and I suggest an ultrasound to measure the uterus before ablation therapy. ...Read more

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Is having an endometrial ablation safe?

Is having an endometrial ablation safe?

Yes: It's safe, effective, and very well tolerated. The safety profile is quite good. Typically it is safer than a hysterectomy - depending on the type/equipment used. ...Read more

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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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What is involved in endometrial ablation?

Destroys the lining: An endometrial ablation is a surgical procedure that destroys the lining of the uterus. It treats menorrhagia (heavy periods). There are several different types of ablations each involving various ways of destroying the uterine lining (i.e. Thermal heat, electrocautery, laser, etc). Ablations are done in the office, a day surgery unit, or an operating room depending on the type. ...Read more

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What exactly is an endometrial ablation?

What exactly is an endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation: An endometrial ablation is a procedure wherein the dr. Places an instrument inside the uterus in to the uterin cavity and then uses either sound waves or heat to "burn" the endometrial lining of the uterus which is normally about 10cm thick. This helps prevent future episodes of vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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What happens after an endometrial ablation?

What happens after an endometrial ablation?

It varies: Depending on the type of ablation and the patient your period may normalize or cease completely. Satisfaction rate is about 80%. It is important to discuss your expectations with your surgeon. Sometimes and ablation can be a poor substitute for a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What is involved with endometrial ablation?

What is involved with endometrial ablation?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about endometrial ablation?

Yes: An instrument is inserted vaginally into the uterus and burns the lining of the uterus that bleeds each month. The goal is to restore normal periods and many women do not have periods after the procedure. There are various types- Novasure, Thermachoice to name a few. ...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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Does endometrial ablation cause a strong odor?

Should not: It shouldn't, unless accompanied by infection. If you suspect infection becauseto odor, discharge, etc, you should ask your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What are complications of endometrial ablation?

Low risk: Ablation is a safe and effective procedure and a good option for many women with excessive bleeding. A common "risk" is failure to work effectively and rare risks are injury to other organs. ...Read more

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What can I expect from an endometrial ablation?

No bleeding: Endometrial ablation destroys the inner lining of the uterus that grows during each menstrual cycle and is being shed during the menstrual period. Ideally, after an ablation there is no bleeding at all. Many times, the bleeding is signficantly decreased, but not totally gone. Menstrual cramps may not get better, but get worse. 20 % of women end up with a hysterectomy down no road anyway. ...Read more

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


Dr. Scott Keith
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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