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Hysterectomy After Ablation
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I can't decide between ablation & hysterectomy. Is ablation permanent? I've heard that the lining will grow back over time.
Yes, it's permanent: However the results are variable. About 10% of the time it will have no effect while maybe half the time it will eliminate your periods entirely. Ablation is a much easier. safer. and quicker procedure. If the results are unsatisfactory then the hysterectomy can be done later. ...Read more
I believe I am suffering with post-ablation tubal sterilzation syndrome. Is a hysterectomy the only cure for the unbearable monthly pain?
Have adenomyosis, had ablation 4 weeks ago, ineffective, a lot of pain since, considering hysterectomy. What type of procedure is recommended and why?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 27. My GYN is wants to do an Ablation (pending a biopsy) but told me I WILL have to have a hysterectomy within 5-10. Shouldn't I just do it now?
Important choice: Maybe. That's an important decision. Consideration should be given to potential desire for children as well as risk vs benefit of having he surgery against risk vs benefit of waiting. This decision should be made after a conversation with you GYN about these topics and with full understanding of all your options. Don't be afraid to ask your GYN because this is truly an important quetion. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with subserosal fibroids and adenomyosis. I am 49 yrs old. Should I do an ablation or hysterectomy?
Ablation vs. hyst: When looking at the difference between a hysterectomy or ablation, it is important to keep in mind which symptoms are needing treatment, and length of recovery. An ablation can be successful in treating abnormal or heavy bleeding, but less successful in addressing issues of pain. A hysterectomy is invasive and requires a recovery time of weeks instead of days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it reasonable to want a hysterectomy, endometrial ablation, or anything to stop my periods permanently?
Maybe, consider risk: A hysterectomy is much too risky to do just to stop normal periods. However, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud or depoprovera are low risk birth control methods that are likely to stop periods. An ablation is relatively low risk but does not provide birth control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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