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Endometrial Ablation Side Effects
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
If I undergo endometrial ablation, will I stop menstruating? What are some possible negative side effects of this operation?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 4 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
That is the goal: Severe scarring is difficult to quantify because that is essentially the goal of endometrial ablation. That is the gynecologist is attempting to create a scar of the endometrial lining to "ablate" or eradicate the surface by a controlled thermal injury typically inflicted with radiofrequency with a goal of ending menstruation (menorrhagia or dysmenorrhea).See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Bleeding and discharge are common after ablation. If excessive seek medical care.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Bleed after ablation: An endometrial ablation is done to reduce your menses to a normal flow. About 40% of women have no menses after the procedure, depending on the type of ablation. That being said, it is typical to spot, stain or discharge for up to 6 weeks. Finally you should wait to see how you are doing at 3 months, before considering the procedure a failure. Hope this helps!See 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding: Fairly common after procedure. May last for 3 weeks.
I had an endometrial ablation in June and I am still bloated and have gained 10 lbs. Is this normal.
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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