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Doctor insights on: Chances Of Pregnancy After Endometrial Ablation

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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 I be prego, I had endometrial ablation and essure done in 2015 haven't had aperiod since but now I have some bloody mucos and pregnancy symptoms?

Can I be prego, I had endometrial ablation and essure done in 2015 haven't had aperiod since but now I have some bloody mucos and pregnancy symptoms?

If you have had: Unprotected sex recently it would be possible. There are other more serious diagnoses that could be possible too. It would be best to see your OB/GYN to rule out more serious conditions and to confirm/deny pregnancy. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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Is a Endometrial Ablation dangerous?

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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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 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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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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How much pain is there during endometrial ablation?

How much pain is there during endometrial ablation?

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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What is the definition or description of: endometrial ablation?

What is the definition or description of: endometrial ablation?

Damage lining: 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. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Just had my navosure endometrial ablation done what to expect now?

Just had my navosure endometrial ablation done what to expect now?

Please call your doc: Your doc should have told u what to expect afterwards and any warning signs of problems to be aware of and u the doc should have scheduled u for a follow up, I do thermachoice ablation and always see my pts one week laterand check an ultrasound but everyone does different followup. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and considering an endometrial ablation. What are the possible benefits and risks?

Too young.: Endometrial ablation (destroying the uterine lining to reduce menstrual bleeding) is great if you are 45 and done having children but isn't for people under 35 (generally). Ablation should never be done if further childbearing (pregnancy) is planned because serious complications for mom and baby can result. Ablation does not provide pregnancy prevention, it isn't sterilization. ...Read more

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Which is better endometrial ablation vs hysterectomy?

Which is better endometrial ablation vs hysterectomy?

Depends on problem: If the main problem is heavy bleeding then an endometrial ablation is a safer minimally invasive first start. It is a simple procedure which can be done in the office under local anesthesia with minimal to no time off for recovery. If there are other problems then hysterectomy may be a better options. Discuss both and ask questions at your next visit. ...Read more

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What are the risks of laser vs resectoscopic endometrial ablation?

What are the risks of laser vs resectoscopic endometrial ablation?

Perforation: Both can cause perforation of the uterus and both require considerable time to perform since it requires piece-meal & tedious treatment of the endometrium. It requires an experienced surgeon with a good track record. Make sure you request information on the more modern methods of ablation which have safer profiles using hot water, thermal balloon, mesh, or freezing. ...Read more

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Will endometrial ablation cause weight gain?

Will endometrial ablation cause weight gain?

Not to worry: Endo ablations merely alter the uterine lining. It doesn't have any significant effect on hormones or weight. ...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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If I undergo endometrial ablation, will I stop menstruating? What are some possible negative side effects of this operation?

If I undergo endometrial ablation, will I stop menstruating? What are some possible negative side effects of this operation?

Maybe not: There is a percentage of patients who undergo this procedure that continue to bleed, although somewhat less than before. Additional side effects besides failure of the procedure are, uterine perforation and bladder injury. ...Read more

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I did endometrial ablation and 23 days after I had sex and there was bleeding afterwords what has causes this please? Thanks

Your period: Likely that was your period since your about one month from your endometrial ablation. Track your cycles over the next few months so your doctor can analyze the effectiveness of the ablation. ...Read more

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Why am I still in pain two weeks after I had a endometrial ablation, d &c, laparoscopy, hystroscooy. I get to feeling good then it hurts?

Still healing: It can take up to two weeks to feel better after a laparoscopy. The ablation would likely slow the recovery down as well. You should feel better over the course of the next week. See your doctor for a follow-up. ...Read more

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Why would my burning vulval and back passage symptoms not be related to endometrial ablation, when I didn't have this problem previous to op?

Why would my burning vulval and back passage symptoms not be related to endometrial ablation, when I didn't have this problem previous to op?

Not related: The novasure device has a fail-safe mechanism to prevent over cauterization. Burning externally is usually not related to an ablation. I would make an appointment and be evaluated to see if you have an infection or a tear. ...Read more

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I'm having lower and middle back pain after having novasure endometrial ablation done on jul 18 is that normal the pain started saturday jul 20?

I'm having lower and middle back pain after having novasure endometrial ablation done on jul 18 is that normal the pain started saturday jul 20?

Yes: You are only 3 days out from this surgery and it would be normal to have pain. So long as no fever, you should be fine. If you haven't, consider some Ibuprofen (600mg every 8 hours) for pain. Make an appointment with your md if not resolving by tomorrow. Best of luck, I'm sure you'll be fine. ...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. William Singer
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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