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I had an ablation almost 2 yr ago I recently started spotting and me and my husband don't use protection?

I had an ablation almost 2 yr ago I recently started spotting and me and my husband don't use protection?

No tubal?: Endometrial ablation is very good for treating heavy periods. Its generally not done without also doing a tubal ligation. If you didn't have a tubal ligation, you should use protection as pregnancy is not recommended. Not all women stop their period all-together like you did. Some women still have lighter periods. Those women that do stop having periods can begin having them again. ...Read more

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


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After a vaginal laser ablation when will the spotting stop?

After a vaginal laser ablation when will the spotting stop?

Soon: If you're asking about one of the CO2 lasers like MonaLisa Touch, this usually stops after about a week and the bleeding should never be heavy fro this procedure. ...Read more

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Had an ablation 2 years ago with no periods or spotting for two years is it common to be spotting now?

Had an ablation 2 years ago with no periods or spotting for two years is it common to be spotting now?

Could be: I would have your GYN MD check the nature of the bleeding to be sure that it is not a sign of endometrial cancer. Unfortunately, endometrial ablation does not prevent bleeding for 100% of the patients. ...Read more

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I had an ablation done nine years ago and I started spotting. Will my periods come back?

Possible, unlikely: As you know, the ablation scars uterine tissue preventing bleeding. Sometimes these scars break down or fibroids are growing in the uterine wall behind them. If you have had no bleeding for 9 years, and now spotting, see your gynecologist. It may just be random, occasional spotting or something that will cause more bleeding. An ultrasound will probably be helpful to see what is going on. Good luck ...Read more

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I had an uterine ablation done almost a year ago n I have been experiencing a cycle tht lasted about 3wks now experiencing spotting....is that normal?

First time?: Is this the first time you have had bleeding problems since the ablation or have you been doing this sort of thing for awhile? Clearly this is not normal and you need to get back to your gynecologist for followup and to discuss your next option. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Had d &c and uterine ablation and still I am spotting all the time. Is this normal? Had recent pap and check two months ago and they were all Normal

Not normal: A Uterine ablation is usually done for heavy menstrual bleeding. Not all women are without periods after the ablation. Over half still have periods. Usually, they are lighter and more manageable. Spotting "all the time, " however, isn't normal. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I had a uterine ablation 10 years ago, I have recently started spotting dark brown blood and what looks like coffee grounds?

I had a uterine ablation 10 years ago, I have recently started spotting dark brown blood and what looks like coffee grounds?

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 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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I'm 22 years oldendometrial ablation four weeks ago due to heavy periods and now I started spotting again today?

I'm 22 years oldendometrial ablation four weeks ago due to heavy periods and now I started spotting again today?

I assume u wanted no: Children because now your uterues will not be able to support a pregnancy, please call your gyn, as u can have some spotting at the time of your period because I assume your gyn explained to you that ablation may not get rid of all of the endometrial tissue and it can take 3-4 months for all the scarring of the endometrium to take place. ...Read more

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Had an ablation 3 years ago, started spotting and cramping again - I'm on a estrogen patch and taking a progesterone daily. Is this normal?

Had an ablation 3 years ago, started spotting and cramping again - I'm on a estrogen patch and taking a progesterone daily. Is this normal?

It is not unusual to: Have spotting while taking a combination estrogen and progesterone product. Ablutions do not last forever either. I suggest you follow up with your gynecologist for an exam to see exactly why you are bleeding. ...Read more

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I am 43 and had a tubal ligation 9 years ago and an ablation 5 years ago. I started spotting and cramping a little today. Is this normal or is pregna?

I am 43 and had a tubal ligation 9 years ago and an ablation 5 years ago. I started spotting and cramping a little today. Is this normal or is pregna?

GYN exam: Given your tubal ligation and ablation, pregnancy is very doubtful. Given your age, I suggest a GYN exam, female hormone and thyroid testing, PAP smear and if needed a uterine sampling biopsy. Please do not ignore these symptoms. You may also require a transvaginal ultrasound. ...Read more

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What could cause continued spotting 6 days after uterine biopsy? Biopsy was done in preparation for uterine ablation for menorrhagia. Should I worry?

What could cause continued spotting 6 days after uterine biopsy? Biopsy was done in preparation for uterine ablation for menorrhagia. Should I worry?

Please call the doc: Who did your biopsy as obviously you need to know the path report before the ablation can be done the spotting could be due to the problem inside the uterus, path should be back 7-10 days after the biopsy. ...Read more

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What can cause spotting?

What can cause spotting?

See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do if I am spotting?

Call your OB doctor: Spotting (staining or bleeding) can mean different things depending on when in pregnancy it occurs. Early in pregnancy utering bleeding suggests a threatened abortion (medical term for miscarriage). Bleeding later can be caused by a placenta previa or abruption, both of which can threaten the life of mom and baby. Bleeding can also be from other sources. A woman must see an experienced OB to know. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am spotting?

How do I know if I am spotting?

You will see blood: If you begin spotting you will see blood on your panties. Depending on what trimester you are in, spotting can mean many different things. Contact your provider for evaluation if spotting occurs. ...Read more

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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more