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I had an endometrial ablation 5⃣ months ago. Sex is painful and burns. Is this normal or could it be from infrequent sex.

I had an endometrial ablation 5⃣ months ago. Sex is painful and burns. Is this normal or could it be from infrequent sex.

Not typical: Post Endometrial Ablation syndrome:
If you have had an Endometrial ablation and have developed symptoms of pelvic pain ; you might have developed Post Endometrial Ablation syndrome too long to discuss in 400 word segment ---see your private GYN doctor for further evaluation----also have your hormone levels checked to see if they at the appropriate levels ...Read more

Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
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Uterine Ablation (Definition)

Uterrine ablation is a procedure used to destroy the thin lining of the uterus that bleeds each month. It is often destroyed with heat but can be done with freezing (cryoablation). Must be family complete. When performed for fibroid bleeding doesn't address the problem (fibroid) directly, may not work at all, and doesn't address the bulk symptoms often seen with ...Read more


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Will having endometrial ablation affect my sex life?

Will having endometrial ablation affect my sex life?

No not at all: Should improve it because if it works the way it is supposed to then you should be able to enjoy sex on the time that you would have been bleeding and or cramping on your period that u will no longer have, ablation does not affect the ovaries at all. ...Read more

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I did endometrial ablation and 23 days after I had sex and there was bleeding afterwords what has causes this please? Thanks

I did endometrial ablation and 23 days after I had sex and there was bleeding afterwords what has causes this please? Thanks

Your period: Likely that was your period since your about one month from your endometrial ablation. Track your cycles over the next few months so your doctor can analyze the effectiveness of the ablation. ...Read more

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Had endometrial ablation done doctor said no sex 3-4 weeks is t hos including anal?

Had endometrial ablation done doctor said no sex 3-4 weeks is t hos including anal?

Probably OK: Anal intercourse would likely be safe even after an endometrial ablation. There is increased risk for a uterine infection with vaginal intercourse. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have anal sex and for me to achieve orgasm a week after having an endometrial ablation?

Is it safe to have anal sex and for me to achieve orgasm a week after having an endometrial ablation?

No & Yes: No it is not safe to have anal sex as bacteria will find its' way into the vagina and possibly produce an intrauterine infection as the cervix is still closing post ablation. Yes, orgasm is fine as long as it is "digital" and doesn't involve anything in the vagina "natural" (intercourse) or mechanical (sex toys) such as BOB (battery operated boyfriend). ...Read more

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Why do I have tender breast after endometrial ablation surgery?

Why do I have tender breast after endometrial ablation surgery?

Not the ablation: The ablation should not cause breast tenderness. It only stops the lining of the uterus from responding to hormones produced by the ovaries, but the breast tissue can still be affected by the cyclic hormone production of the ovaries. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Who can get an endometrial ablation?

Who can get an endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation: If your uterus is of a normal size, you don't have cancer, and you are not interested in future child-bearing you could be a candidate for an endometrial ablation. You should have your dr. Check for reasons of bleeding before the procedure and I suggest an ultrasound to measure the uterus before ablation therapy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about endometrial ablation?

Yes: An instrument is inserted vaginally into the uterus and burns the lining of the uterus that bleeds each month. The goal is to restore normal periods and many women do not have periods after the procedure. There are various types- Novasure, Thermachoice to name a few. ...Read more

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How is post endometrial ablation syndrome diagnosed?

History and sonogram: Post tubal endometrial ablation syndrome is when there are loculated areas inside the uterus still menstruating but nowhere for the blood to go. It causes monthly pain and on tv sonogrom should show blood trapped withing the uterus. If your tubes aren't tied it could stil happen but is less lilkely. ...Read more

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What are post endometrial ablation syndrome symptoms?

Cyclic pelvic pain: This is a pretty rare condition more common after novasure vs other endometrial ablation technicologies. Monthly pelvic pain around the time of the menstrual cycle is the most common symptom of this rare condition. ...Read more

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Which is better endometrial ablation vs hysterectomy?

Which is better endometrial ablation vs hysterectomy?

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 more

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Can there be severe scarring with an endometrial ablation?

That is the goal: Severe scarring is difficult to quantify because that is essentially the goal of endometrial ablation. That is the gynecologist is attempting to create a scar of the endometrial lining to "ablate" or eradicate the surface by a controlled thermal injury typically inflicted with radiofrequency with a goal of ending menstruation (menorrhagia or dysmenorrhea). ...Read more

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Is it normal to observe bleeding following an endometrial ablation one year ago?

No: Ablation is a safe and effective procedure and a good option for many women with excessive bleeding. A common "risk" is failure to work effectively. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have discharge and pass tissue 8 weeks after endometrial ablation?

Is it normal to have discharge and pass tissue 8 weeks after endometrial ablation?

This is not uncommon: The tissue you described is the residual tissue burned during the ablation. I've heard it described by novasure patients like that. It's also not uncommon to have some bleeding after an endometrial ablation. Sometimes regular periods may return after several weeks to years. It is more common to have light bleeding. You should discuss this with your doctor at a future visit. It is not urgent. ...Read more

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Endometrial ablation a month ago. Bleeding after non penetration stimulation, why?

Bleed after ablation: An endometrial ablation is done to reduce your menses to a normal flow. About 40% of women have no menses after the procedure, depending on the type of ablation. That being said, it is typical to spot, stain or discharge for up to 6 weeks. Finally you should wait to see how you are doing at 3 months, before considering the procedure a failure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had an endometrial ablation in June and I am still bloated and have gained 10 lbs. Is this normal.

Not likely: It is not likely, but you need to ask the MD who did the ablation procedure if there can be a cause for the bloating and weight gain. ...Read more

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Had endometrial ablation 9 weeks ago. I'm still bleeding everyday. Light to medium. Is this normal?

Had endometrial ablation 9 weeks ago. I'm still bleeding everyday. Light to medium. Is this normal?

Varies: It is not uncommon to have some bleeding for several weeks after an ablation, but most should have resolved by 9 weeks. I recommend getting checked for other reasons. ...Read more

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Had endometrial ablation 9 weeks ago. I'm still bleeding everyday. Light to medium. Is this normal?

Had endometrial ablation 9 weeks ago. I'm still bleeding everyday. Light to medium. Is this normal?

No: It's not normal to be bleeding this long after an ablation. You need to see your GYN to find out what's going on. ...Read more

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I had endometrial ablation 9/25 zero bleeding til today horrible pains should I be concernered???? Help please

I had endometrial ablation 9/25 zero bleeding til today horrible pains should I be concernered???? Help please

Maybe: You need to follow through with a call to your MD who did the ablation to be sure there is no infection or other problem with the procedure. Periods with bleeding still can occur post ablation in a small percentage of cases. ...Read more

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How concerning would you find a 1cm regrowth of endometrial lining within 2 months of endometrial ablation in a 27 yr old female?

How concerning would you find a 1cm regrowth of endometrial lining within 2 months of endometrial ablation in a 27 yr old female?

Endometrium: It really depend on what type of ablation you had. Also, the scar tissue created can sometimes be read by radiologist as endometrial thickness. I think a lot of radiologist have issues reading ultrasounds after ablations even when they are notified you had one. Because I don't know what type you had I can 't give too much more info. ...Read more

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I had a endometrial ablation 8 years ago, 4 months ago I started having the signs of starting my cycle again? What can be done for the pain?

I had a endometrial ablation 8 years ago, 4 months ago I started having the signs of starting my cycle again? What can be done for the pain?

Ultrasound!: Should be done first to see the thickness of your endometrium. It can sometimes grow back! Prob followed by an endometrial biopsy! Have you been on hormone Rx ore birth control meds? Esp if you start bleeding again and continue to have pain, see your gyn ...Read more

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What is an endometrial ablation?

Treatment for period: An endometrial ablation is a procedure to destroy the lining of the uterus to eliminate or minimize the amount of bleeding during menstrual cycles. There are five different techniques and most can be done in the office under local anesthesia. This does not effect your hormones or cause menopause. It is a great option and helps patients avoid major surgery. ...Read more

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Is an endometrial ablation painful?

Varies: Most ablations are done with some form of anesthesia such as IV sedation, local injections, or even being put to sleep. I have found that most patients have some cramping after, but it is rarely considered severe. ...Read more

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


Dr. Sheila Smith
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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