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What is the watery discharge after ablation?

What is the watery discharge after ablation?

Uterine lining: Endometrial ablation is typically done by using thermal or rf, (radio frequency), to destroy the endometrial lining. Imagine a burn on your skin. At first, the wound "weeps" fluid before healing. This is similar to the watery discharge during the 4-6 weeks after an ablation. This is a normal response after the procedure. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Why am I having yellowish discharge after laparoscopy ablation?

Why am I having yellowish discharge after laparoscopy ablation?

Consult GYN: This may be a normal side effect; however, infection must be ruled out. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have discharge and pass tissue 8 weeks after endometrial ablation?

Is it normal to have discharge and pass tissue 8 weeks after endometrial ablation?

This is not uncommon: The tissue you described is the residual tissue burned during the ablation. I've heard it described by novasure patients like that. It's also not uncommon to have some bleeding after an endometrial ablation. Sometimes regular periods may return after several weeks to years. It is more common to have light bleeding. You should discuss this with your doctor at a future visit. It is not urgent. ...Read more

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Week 7 post endometrial ablation and still having bloody discharge, why?

Ablation: Most women experience discharge and spotting for several weeks after an endometrial ablation. 7 weeks of discharge is not common and is probably not normal. I advise you to contact your obgyn with your concerns. I would recommend an exam and possibly ultrasound to see if there is evidence of infection or hematometra, which is are rare complications of the procedure. ...Read more

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I had a hydrothermal endometrial ablation last week and I was curious how long the discharge will last?

I had a hydrothermal endometrial ablation last week and I was curious how long the discharge will last?

Couple of weeks: You may have red to brown spotting for a couple of weeks, but it should lighten during these two weeks. Some women report a clear discharge for up to a month after the procedure. ...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: It's 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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After the nova sure ablation, when can I have sex? My nurse said 2 weeks, my doctor said 3 then on my discharge papers it said 6 weeks? I didn't have a baby or a hysterectomy!

After the nova sure ablation, when can I have sex? My nurse said 2 weeks, my doctor said 3 then on my discharge papers it said 6 weeks?  I didn't have a baby or a hysterectomy!

2 weeks is fine: Usually after an ablation I tell patients to wait until the discharge stops or 2 weeks & then only if they feel comfortable. You're right, it's 6 weeks after a vaginal hysterectomy. You are free to have intercourse much sooner, remember the ablation is not birth control so make sure you can't get pregnant! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ablation?

What is the definition or description of: ablation?

Tissue destruction: 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 tube in the groin. ...Read more

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What is nerve ablation?

What is nerve ablation?

Destruction of nerve: It is usually used for medial branch nerve, which supplies facet or articular joints in the back or neck. This nerve only brings back pain information from that joint and does nothing else. When it's destroyed, the pain goes away despite the abnormality remaining there — i. E arthritis. ...Read more

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What contraindications of AF Ablation??

See below: The main contraindication is lack of anticoagulation for 4 weeks prior, but I see you're on Pradaxa. The likelihood of success in permanent AF is low, thus that is a relative contraindication. ...Read more

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If I had an ablation do I still ovulate?

If I had an ablation do I still ovulate?

Ablation: I assume you had catheter ablation for arrhythmia. They are not related. ...Read more

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I have had ablation. Can I take tadalafil?

I have had ablation. Can I take tadalafil?

See my remarks: Ablation of what? Whatever you had, if you are weeks from the procedure, Tadalafil should pose no issue, BUT ASK THE DOCTOR WHO DID THE ABLATION FIRST. ...Read more

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Can you exercise after an endemetrial ablation?

Can you exercise after an endemetrial ablation?

Absolutely: You should be able to return to your normal level of activity as soon as you feel up to it. ...Read more

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How long the recovery time is for thermal ablation?

How long the recovery time is for thermal ablation?

Usually 1-2 days: Most ablations require very little recovery & you should be back to normal after 1-2 days. You need to be at pelvic rest (nothing in the vagina) for 2-4 weeks, but otherwise downtime is minimal. If done under general anesthesia, 1-2 days is usually needed to recover from the anesthetic. Rarely pts may experience severe pain & need up to 2 weeks off to recover. Take the pain meds prescribed! ...Read more

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Is its normal to bleed five years after an ablation?

Is its normal to bleed five years after an ablation?

Not really: The object of the ablation is to stop the bleeding but 5 years out is a long time and at your age it would not be uncommon for the uterine lining to be reforming and bleeding to be occurring. ...Read more

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Does radio frequency ablation kill the nerve permanently?

Does radio frequency ablation kill the nerve permanently?

Yes: It kills nerves that are ablated permanently but not the nerves that are not touched. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thermal ablation?

What is the definition or description of: thermal ablation?

Destruction by heat.: This is used by different specialists to destroy excess tissue growth such as in benign prostate hypertrophy done by urologists as an office procedure or to destroy tumors in internal organs that can be precisely hit by the catetherization of their blood supply in that case by interventional radiologists. ...Read more

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Can you give me information on topera diagnostic image for ablation?

Can you give me information on topera diagnostic image for ablation?

It's a : Rhythmview system that assist electrophysiologist in the identification of the electrical source of cardiac arrhythmias. It's a different technology. Pulmonary vein isolation actually use. It's a research technology with possibly a bright future. 6 millions americans suffer from atrial fibrillation but only around 120, 000 ablations a year. Electro cardiologist are true artist when doing ablations. ...Read more

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Should you be concerned if you start bleeding 4 years after ablation?

Should you be concerned if you start bleeding 4 years after ablation?

Not necessarily: It's not uncommon for women to bleed years after an endometrial ablation. The goal is to destroy the lining of the uterus, however, given that many women have ablations done in their 30s or early 40s, hormonal influences sometimes cause gradual regrowth of the endometrium allowing bleeding to recur. No woman undergoing an endometrial ablation should be promised amenorrhea (no more periods). ...Read more

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Does Sex change after having an ablation? My boyfriend said it does not feel the same.

Does Sex change after having an ablation? My boyfriend said it does not feel the same.

Unrelated: Are you referring to an endometrial ablation? This is where the inside of the uterus — the endometrium — is treated. This would not affect sex. ...Read more

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Is it wise to have another ablation or should I have a hysterectomy? What other options do I have?

Is it wise to have another ablation or should I have a hysterectomy? What other options do I have?

What about UFE?: Ablation burns the lining of the uterus and often doesn't work if the symptoms are due to fibroids (i.e. Doesn't treat the problem just the symptom). Uterine fibroid embolization allows women to get the symptom relief (exs. Heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, etc) completely without surgery and you get to keep your uterus. Even in women who don't want children, your uterus is still important to you! ...Read more

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How Long is recovery supposed to be after novasure ablation? I've been with dichargre for two weeks

Normal: Discharge following in the metria liberation is going to be normal even for two weeks. If you're concerned there might be the possibility of infection, and definitely see your doctor. But it would be normal to have dark brown discharge for a couple of weeks ...Read more

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How do I check to see how many times my electro physiologist has had bad results when doing an ablation?

How do I check to see how many times my electro physiologist has had bad results when doing an ablation?

If you are still : Having the problem they were trying to treat, discuss it with them on your follow-up appointment. You can ask them what they think and what are your options. If you are past that, consider getting your records reviewed and getting a second opinion by someone who is the same specialty. ...Read more

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How long after an EP study/ablation can complications occur? How long does it take to heal and eliminate the risks?

How long after an EP study/ablation can complications occur? How long does it take to heal and eliminate the risks?

It is unlikely for: Late complications following an EP study but it does depend a bit on exactly what was done, for what diagnosis and if any intervention such as device implantation or radio frequency ablation was performed. Without additional details a specific answer for your questions is not possible. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with post ablation syndrome, I understand what it is but want to make sure hysterectomy is the best option.?

I have just been diagnosed with post ablation syndrome, I understand what it is but want to make sure hysterectomy is the best option.?

Bleeding: Hysterectomy is usually to control bleeding : some women (6%-25%) have reported heavy bleeding that was unchanged at one year following the procedure. These women may require further surgery (re-ablation or hysterectomy) to control the bleeding. About half of the women who had endometrial ablation will not have periods at all following the procedure. Get a 2nd opinion if you have questions ...Read more

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I had a thermal ablation in 2011, but want a child now. I know the risks and still want to proceed. Are there any procedures that can help?

I had a thermal ablation in 2011, but want a child now. I know the risks and still want to proceed. Are there any procedures that can help?

Risky: Pregnancy after endometrial ablation is unlikely and when it occurs is at high risk for serious complications such as abnormal placental attachment, hemorrhage, preterm delivery, and bleeding leading to need for hysterectomy. Pregnancies after ablation have a 49 percent termination rate in addition to the above complications. If you are willing to take these risks, discuss your plans with a good OB GYN willing to closely follow you and manage complications to the degree possible. ...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