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What do you suggest if my wife had an endometrial hydrothermal ablation 5 years ago.?

What do you suggest if my wife had an endometrial hydrothermal ablation 5 years ago.?

Depends: Endometrial ablation is a procedure designed to decrease menstrual flow or even eliminate it in some instances. A woman's menstrual flow after ablation may be lighter, stay the same or not be present. Increase in menstrual flow or irregular menses warrant evaluation after ablations. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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


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Would hydrothermal ablation be effective for adenomyosis of 17mm in the junctional zone by MRI?

Would hydrothermal ablation be effective for adenomyosis of 17mm in the junctional zone by MRI?

Highly doubtful: but not known. I'm guessing (?) you are referring to what's called "endometrial ablation," the reason is it "burns" the endometrium. It is definitely NOT intended or tested for "burning" adenomyosis, which is in the uterine muscle. Might work, might not, but I doubt it. Question: one 17 mm focus is unlikely to cause significant problems in a 50 y.o. - why do you need to treat it? Good wishes. ...Read more

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I had an 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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What are the pros and cons of medialstinal ablation?

What are the pros and cons of medialstinal ablation?

Need more info: The mediastinum is the area around your heart. Ablation means "destruction". The pros and cons depend on what is being destroyed (lymph nodes? Cancer?) and how (radiofrequency? Heat? Cold?) ask your doctor what the evidence is for the procedure, and what alternatives are possible. The mediastinum contains critical structures, so you don't want to risk any non-proven procedures. ...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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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