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Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
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Uterine Ablation (Overview)

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 doesnt address the problem (fibroid) directly, may not work at all, and doesn't address the bulk symptoms often seen with fibroids (pain, urinary frequency).


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What are post endometrial ablation syndrome symptoms?

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

Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
145 doctors shared insights

Uterine Ablation (Overview)

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 doesnt address the problem (fibroid) directly, may not work at all, and doesn't address the bulk symptoms often seen with fibroids (pain, urinary frequency).


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What is a uterine ablation for?

What is a uterine ablation for?

Heavy periods: An ablation is a treatment for heavy, painful periods. It is an excellent minimally invasive, non-hormonal option for someone who is done with childbearing. About 95% of patients have either no period or light/normal periods after an ablation and it can often be done in your doctor's office. ...Read more

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How effective is uterine ablation?

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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How can I address a uterine ablation?

How can I address a uterine ablation?

Discuss w/ your gyne: This is a procedure done through the services of a gynecologist. If you need information or want to discuss it to gain a good understanding, please discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a uterine ablation?

Anyone know what is a uterine ablation?

Where a device: Is placed in the endometrial cavity and the endometrium is destroyed there are 4-5 different ways, I do the thermachoice ablation in office and it works well, please discuss with your gyn to see if you are a candidate or not, u need a proper workup fist and it is usually easier and cheaper for you to do in office if your doc has the equipment and expertise to do in office or it is done as an outpt. ...Read more

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Is the uterine ablation a risky thing to do?

Nope: In good hands, no. Endometrial ablations are done in the or or office, with different types of systems, and your doc will review how the procedure works and what you can expect during and after. Like any procedure, make sure you understand your options, make sure your doc is qualified, and most important - you have to be comfortable with all of it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could it hurt to have the uterine ablation done?

Could it hurt to have the uterine ablation done?

Yes: Usually the night of the procedure is pretty crampy, but withing 48 hours or so things calm down. Longterm pain from ablation is rare, but can happen. Some people have pain for other reasons and it doen't respond to ablation. Endometriosis and adenomyosis are at the top of the list. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: uterine ablation?

Destroying lining: 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 doesnt address the problem (fibroid) directly, may not work at all, and doesn't address the bulk symptoms often seen with fibroids (pain, urinary frequency). ...Read more

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Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the uterine ablation?

Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the uterine ablation?

Yes.: Endometrial ablations even when done in the or with a general anesthesia, can hurt. Best to be prepared and even with a good cervical block (local injection), have Codeine or vicodin or percocets available for when your anesthesia wears off. On the flip side, i've had patients need almost nothing. Good luck. ...Read more

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My fiance is planning a uterine ablation, what would be the 2 best procedure?

My fiance is planning a uterine ablation,  what would be the 2 best procedure?

Any of the following: There really is no good answer to that question. Any of the three most common procedures are equally effective for most women. If your uterus is larger then 8-9 cm, your physician may choose thermal ablation which may be better for larger uterine cavities. If your procedure is done in the office, my experience has been that novasure is somewhat better tolerated and certainly quicker for most. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Ravi Chand
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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