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Can you get pregnant after an ablation?

Can you get pregnant after an ablation?

Possible, not likely: The endometrial ablation will decrease the chance for conceiving - but will not prevent it 100%. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can you get pregnant after uterine ablation. Still have a regular period after procedure though much lighter than before.?

Can you get pregnant after uterine ablation. Still have a regular period after procedure though much lighter than before.?

Yes: Ablation is not birth control and the fact that you are having periods probably means you are ovulating. Ablation is only used to control bleeding. Pregnancy after ablation is very dangerous and a very reliable form of contraception needs to be used. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant after having a ablation and no tubes?

Can you get pregnant after having a ablation and no tubes?

Very difficult: That would extremely unlikely. Do you still have any menses whatsoever? The ablation is the real obstacle here. Even without tubes you can conceive with IVF. But the fact that your endometrium has been ablated is a major challenge. You would likely need a surrogate to carry the pregnancy which is very expensive. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant after 2 ablations & no period for 2 years?

Can you get pregnant after 2 ablations & no period for 2 years?

Unlikely but: Possiblebut possible. Ablations only affect the lining of the uterus. You still ovulate every month regardless of whether you bleed or not. If worried you can always take a home pregnancy test. At 48 you getting close to menopause age, so ovulation can begin to become more irregular, which also makes pregnancy more difficult. ...Read more

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I had a tubal ligation and oblasion no menstrations after oblasion can I get pregnant my breast hurt my lower back hurts I feel nausus my bones hurt?

I had a tubal ligation and oblasion no menstrations after oblasion can I get pregnant my breast hurt my lower back hurts I feel nausus my bones hurt?

Rarely: Pregnancy rates after tubal ligation are ~1%. Endometrial ablations destroy much of the inner uterine lining that a fertilized egg implants in. This should further reduce your chances. Nevertheless you can do a pregnancy test to exclude this remote possibility. Menstrual symptoms (pms) from hormones will persist after ablation because your ovaries continue to cycle producing female hormones. ...Read more

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I am 36 and I have had a tubal and a uterine ablation done maybe 7 years ago and my obgyn says I still have a chance to become pregant.

I am 36 and I have had a tubal and a uterine ablation done maybe 7 years ago and my obgyn says I still have a chance to become pregant.

Depends: Tubal Iigations are very good at preventing pregnancy. There are some variations in failure rates depending on the type of tubal. But failure rates are less than 1%. By itself an uterine ablation does not mean you can't get pregnant but can make it more difficult. ...Read more

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I am 43 and had a tubal ligation 9 years ago and an ablation 5 years ago. I started spotting and cramping a little today. Is this normal or is pregna?

I am 43 and had a tubal ligation 9 years ago and an ablation 5 years ago. I started spotting and cramping a little today. Is this normal or is pregna?

GYN exam: Given your tubal ligation and ablation, pregnancy is very doubtful. Given your age, I suggest a GYN exam, female hormone and thyroid testing, PAP smear and if needed a uterine sampling biopsy. Please do not ignore these symptoms. You may also require a transvaginal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can I be pregnat after? Sterilized '01, lupus, RA and fibro diag-2011, then '11 ablation, reg period till feb '14, 4mt no period.

Can I be pregnat after? Sterilized '01, lupus, RA and fibro diag-2011, then '11 ablation, reg period till feb '14, 4mt no period.

Rare: It is possible that you are skipping menstrual cycles because of your age, lupus, Methotrexate and ablation. If it makes you feel better, then it is just easier to do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I am 43 years old and have my tubes tide in 94 and an eblasion in 2011 3 kids later I am learning of this condition today. Possibly of being pregnant?

Pregnancy test?: A pregnancy at age 43 with your tubes tied and after an endometrial ablation would be very unlikely. Have you checked a pregnancy test? That would be the first step. If positive you definitely need to see a physician soon. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant after you have had an ablation procedure and are 45?

Can you get pregnant after you have had an ablation procedure and are 45?

Pregnancy/ablation: It is very dangerous to get pregnant after an endometrial ablation, regardless of your age. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get an ovarian ablation done?

Does it hurt to get an ovarian ablation done?

Not common: If you a talking about ablating ovarian cysts, as is sometimes done for pcos - the ablation itself would cause minimal pain. The laparoscopy done to access the ovaries would cause mild pain that would normally be controlled with oral pain medications. If you mean an endomatrial ablation, there would likely be minimal pain during or after the procedure, as most are done under general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get SVT after having an ablation?

Is it possible to get SVT after having an ablation?

Maybe: If there is persistent tachycardia after an ablation either there is another arrhythmia focus or a recurrence of the same focus.

Repeat ep testing might be needed after the holter/event monitor documents the tachycardia. ...Read more

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Is it always necessary to get an ablation for svt? Or can it go away on its own?

Is it always necessary to get an ablation for svt? Or can it go away on its own?

Not always: Medications can often control svt. However, ablation can be curative for recurrent symptoms and medication failure. ...Read more

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I'm 43, and am trying to get pregnant... I had an an ablation 7 yrs ago what are my chances, I have a cycle every month?

I'm 43, and am trying to get pregnant... I had an an ablation 7 yrs ago what are my chances, I have a cycle every month?

See provider: Because you have had an ablation there is an increased risk of miscarriage, or even of no implantation, if you do conceive. Not knowing your other health issues, fertility declines after age 35 and certainly after age 40. Please see your provider for advice. We have seen successful pregnancies after ablation but as a general rule they are not advised. ...Read more

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Should my father get an ablation for his afib?

Should my father get an ablation for his afib?

Hard to answer: In this short space, it's a difficult question to answer. We don't know ur father - I suggest getting him on HeathTap Prime or talking w/ a doctor to get a good opinion. Generally, ablation is used when afib is symptomatic, causing problems, persistent despite max medical treatment, & recurrent despite cardioversion. Only a doc w/ access to his records cd determine if he meets these criteria. ...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 it possible to get pregnant after tubal & ablation?

Is it possible to get pregnant after tubal & ablation?

Pregnancy/ablation: It is possible but unlikely. Still, if you think you may be pregnant, get a pregnancy test right away. You may have an ectopic pregnancy for one; plus, even if the pregnancy is in the uterus, it is very dangerous to get pregnant after an ablation. ...Read more

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How many women get tubal ligation and ablation per year?

How many women get tubal ligation and ablation per year?

Depends: Most women have a tubal ligation each year. And many women have an ablation each year. Very few women have both together. For medical reasons it makes sense to have other procedure done instead. But individually, each are common, safe preocedures if done correctly. ...Read more

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When is the best time to get pregnant after having a endometrium ablation?

When is the best time to get pregnant after having a endometrium ablation?

Never: By definition. Women should not undergo endometrial ablation if they want to have children again. It is not recommended. But some women try. It is very difficult. Usually the uterus is permanently damaged. There are some techniques to go back and surgically fix the uterus but most women are never able to carry a pregnancy successfully after an ablation. ...Read more

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What results do you get from a surgical ablation procedure for hemangiomas?

What results do you get from a surgical ablation procedure for hemangiomas?

It depends: If it is truly a hemangioma, and not some other vascular anomaly, then usually complete removal can be done. Sometimes it cannot be removed completely when major organs are involved, but those are usually some other form of vascular anomaly such as a venous malformation, etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get pregnant after a hydrothermal ablation procedure?

Is it possible for you to get pregnant after a hydrothermal ablation procedure?

Pregnancy/ablation: Yes but it is very dangerous. If you are pregnant, you should see your doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Looking to get an ablation done for my PVCs. However I am concerned that my RHR could be a problem for anesthesia. My average RHR is 48 to 60. Issue?

Looking to get an ablation done for my PVCs. However I am concerned that my RHR could be a problem for anesthesia. My average RHR is 48 to 60. Issue?

Not a problem: The anesthesia required is a sedative one and even if general was required a HR in that range would not be a concern. If you are very active (ie run etc) let the anesthesiologist know that. We have athletes all the time with RHR of 40.
Also if needed we have medications to increase the rate should it be needed. Best of luck ...Read more

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Are there preoperative studies before you get a surgical ablation for hemangiomas?

Are there preoperative studies before you get a surgical ablation for hemangiomas?

It depends: Sometimes it is helpful to know the blood supply to the hemangioma so a ct angiogram, or MRI angiogram, or regular angiogram can be helpful. ...Read more

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Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the uterine ablation?

Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the uterine ablation?

Yes.: Endometrial ablations even when done in the or with a general anesthesia, can hurt. Best to be prepared and even with a good cervical block (local injection), have Codeine or vicodin or percocets available for when your anesthesia wears off. On the flip side, I've had patients need almost nothing. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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