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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
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
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
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
It's a : Rhythmview system that assist electrophysiologist in the identification of the electrical source of cardiac arrhythmias. Its 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers