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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Endometrial Ablation (Definition)

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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Deciding btwn novasure or hysterectomy. My problem isn't heavy periods or cramping, i experience some pain due to fibroids. Opinion: best solution?

Deciding btwn novasure or hysterectomy.  My problem isn't heavy periods or cramping, i experience some pain due to fibroids. Opinion: best solution?

Hysterectomy if Pain: Novasure is wonderful for reducing menstrual bleeding. Fibroids are benign tumors that are present in 25-50% of women during their reproductive years. Since you have pain and fibroids, the question is is the pain significant enough you desire relief to improve the quality of your life (ie. Worth surgical risks)? If you've completed your family then hysterectomy; if not, then myomectomy. ...Read more

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Ihad the novasure done 3 years..No problems..Today i started bleeding is this normal?

Ihad the novasure done 3 years..No problems..Today i started bleeding is this normal?

Probably: There is no guarantee of no further periods with any endometrial ablation procedures. Assuming there is nothing abnormal by ultrasound, ? Endometrial uterine biopsy, and such lab tests as pregnancy and thyroid tests. It is most likely that you are experiencing a simple return of your periods. They may very well be irregular and occasionally heavy again. ...Read more

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How effective is an endometrial ablation to relieve severe menstrual problems?

Very effective: Endometrial or uterine ablation is up to 90% effective in treating abnormal bleeding depending on the method used. Hta and novasure are the two most effective and common methods. Novasure is slightly quicker and can be scheduled almost any time in your cycle. Hta or genysis hydrothermablation can be performed on differently shaped uteruses with greater safety and with less discomfort. ...Read more

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Why would my burning vulval and back passage symptoms not be related to endometrial ablation, when i didn't have this problem previous to op?

Why would my burning vulval and back passage symptoms not be related to endometrial ablation, when i didn't have this problem previous to op?

Not related: The novasure device has a fail-safe mechanism to prevent over cauterization. Burning externally is usually not related to an ablation. I would make an appointment and be evaluated to see if you have an infection or a tear. ...Read more

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Twilight vs general for novasure?

Twilight vs general for novasure?

Depends: It depends on your health conditions. Sedation requires a healthy patient with a certain level of cooperativity. Many patients with choose to have general anesthesia for this procedure. ...Read more

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What is novasure? Is it reversbile?

What is novasure? Is it reversbile?

Uterine ablation: Novasure is one of many techniques of uterine ablation utilizing radiofrequency energy to destroy the lining of the uterus. It is very effective in reducing or stopping menstrual blood flow and somewhat effective in alleviating painful periods. It is not reversible and pregnancy is not recommended after an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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I had novasure almost 2 weeks ago, when can I exercise?

I had novasure almost 2 weeks ago, when can I exercise?

As soon as you want: After a novasure you can exercise as soon as you feel well. There are no restrictions post-procedure. ...Read more

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