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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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What to do if I have the novasure pocedure doe?

What to do if I have the novasure pocedure doe?

Can you be more spec: ific? Do you mean if you need to prep for the procedure (ans: no, except maybe take Motrin if not contraindicated), or if you still have bleeding after (ans: if small amount, not unexpected; if large amount, may need other treatment), or if you have pain (ans: see your doctor), or otherwise? ...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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Novasure and pregnancy afterwards ?

Novasure and pregnancy afterwards ?

Absolutely not: Very dangerous to you and a possible pregnancy to become pregnant after novasure. Thought there have been documented successful pregnancies following novasure, the risks to a woman and forming fetus are way too large. Birth control, some form of it, is always indicated after an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed years after novasure procedure?

Is it normal to bleed years after novasure procedure?

Recurrence: Small areas of inner lining of the uterus that were missed during the novasure procedure but did not cause significant bleeding right after the procedure can grow back over time and eventually lead to visible bleeding. ...Read more

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I started bleeding 8 years after novasure should I be worried?

No: It is not uncommon to have bleeding after NovaSure, even several years. Some patients will even have a return of normal cycles. If the bleeding is heavy or prolonged, see your gyn. ...Read more

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I'm having myosure and novasure on 10th December, both procedures same day. How long should I take off work?

A few days: The myosure procedure is done to remove fibroids. The Novasure is done for endometrial ablation. These procedures are done to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding, after either procedure you may have some cramping and pain. This may last 1-2 days. Medications can help decease these symptoms. Because you are having both procedures done you may have slightly more cramping. ...Read more

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What are the odds of endometrium regenerating after the Novasure procedure? I haven't had a cycle in 13 months.

Little chance: There is little chance of the endometrium regenerating. If you start to develop bleeding, it is more likely there may be a polyp developing in an island of endometrium that may be there already. ...Read more

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I had the novasure procedure 4 days ago. During this procedure it was done twice n my lining didnt want to shed what would cause this?

Not sure: The novasure procedure generally works well. I have never encountered anything that would make me need to do it twice. You probably should discuss this with your gynecologist as maybe the first time the machine did not do the procedure. ...Read more

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I have been recomended a novasure ablasion. I am concerned after reading so many having terrible unexplained pain years after this proceedure.?

I  have been recomended a novasure ablasion.   I am concerned after reading so many having terrible unexplained pain years after this proceedure.?

You have options: There are many treatments available for heavy periods. Novasure, hydrothermablation, cryoablation and thermachoice are all fda approved. I thinkthat the hydrothermablation (also called genysis or hta) is the safest option. Look for a doctor who has experience with this as well. ...Read more

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I had the novasure procedure several years ago, why am i bleeding after sex now?

I had the novasure procedure several years ago, why am i bleeding after sex now?

This is not uncommon: It is not uncommon to have some bleeding after an endometrial ablation. In some cases regular periods may return after several months or years. It is more common to have light bleeding. Cramping after sex may release retained blood from your uterus. You should discuss this with your doctor at a future visit. ...Read more