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What are my chances of getting pregnant since I had an endometrial ablation surgery plus my tubes were not tied?

What are my chances of getting pregnant since I had an endometrial ablation surgery plus my tubes were not tied?

Endometrial ablation: If you are not having any bleeding at all, then the ablation made the environment of the uterus hostile to pregnancy and your chances of pregnancy are less than 3%. If on the other hand you continue to bleed monthly, you can get pregnant at a normal rate for your age at about 25% each month. ...Read more

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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 doesnt 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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I have heard many woman get pregnant after a endometrial ablation. So will I get pregnant if not on birth control. My tubes were not tied.?

I have heard many woman get pregnant after a endometrial ablation. So will I get pregnant if not on birth control. My tubes were not tied.?

Need birth control: Contraception is required after an endometrial ablation. I will not do an ablation unless the patient or her psrtner has permanent birth control. Please see your doctor and discuss this important issue. Use condoms until you can be seen. Ablations are great procedures but do not prevent pregnancy. A pregnancy after an ablation is dangerous and has very poor outcomes. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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I had btl c endometrial ablation 12/10 . Started bleeding mod amt not r/t to sex. Pregnancy test=negative. Abn cerv bx 04/12 lgsil. What is impression?

I had btl c endometrial ablation 12/10 . Started bleeding mod amt not r/t to sex. Pregnancy test=negative. Abn cerv bx 04/12 lgsil. What is impression?

Depends: Sometimes bleeding will return years after endometrial ablation. An ultrasound can shed some light on the bleeding and a colposcopy with endometrial and endocervical biopsies will rule out lgsil or higher grade lesion as a cause. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Make decisions on boundaries before having sex
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Communicate boundaries firmly, clearly, and consistently
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Decide on a reliable birth control method
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Know some birth control may take days to weeks before it works
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I have menorrhagia. I get 5-6 iron infusion/yr.  lysteda vs endometrial ablation (i don’t care for pregnancy). What are pros/cons for each?

I have menorrhagia. I get 5-6 iron infusion/yr.  lysteda vs endometrial ablation (i don’t care for pregnancy). What are pros/cons for each?

If u are getting: Iron infusions, u need to have a da vinci robot hysterectomy and then u will not bleed at all, I do ablations in office and if i could garantee u it would get rid of all of your bleeding that would be the way to go but it doesn't always work and I use Lysteda , but in your case u need it out and the robot is the least invasive way and make sure the doc does many robots not just a few. ...Read more

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I had a endometrial ablation a little over a year ago, have not bleed since, til 2 weeks ago & have been bleeding every since, can I get pregnant now?

I had a endometrial ablation a little over a year ago, have not bleed since, til 2 weeks ago & have been bleeding every since, can I get pregnant now?

Ablation at 22?: Typically an endometrial ablation is only done on women who have completed childbearing. It is quite unusual for a 22 year old to have had this done. It is considered unsafe to get pregnant after an ablation. It is also not normal to start bleeding for this length of time a year after an ablation. Please check a pregnancy test and contact your obgyn. Make sure you truly had an ablation. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

learn all birth control methods
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discuss with pcp your best method
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don't take chances
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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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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more

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