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What happens after an endometrial ablation?

What happens after an endometrial ablation?

It varies: Depending on the type of ablation and the patient your period may normalize or cease completely. Satisfaction rate is about 80% . It is important to discuss your expectations with your surgeon. Sometimes and ablation can be a poor substitute for a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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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 doesnt 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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What happens after an implant?

What happens after an implant?

Implant dentistry: The implant dentistry is the best. While any dental surgery does come with some discomfort, patients generally find that the pain of dental implants is minimal, and the results are well worth the recovery process. However, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, so it’s important that you visit your implant dentist for examination and x-rays. Good luck. ...Read more

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Period after endometrial ablation and tubal ligation what is the cause?

Period after endometrial ablation and tubal ligation what is the cause?

Not 100%: Endometrial ablations do not always stop the periods. It depends on whether the whole endometrium sloughed off or not. The tubal ligation has no effect at all on the period. Be well. ...Read more

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What is an endometrial ablation?

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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What exactly is an endometrial ablation?

What exactly is  an endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation: An endometrial ablation is a procedure wherein the dr. Places an instrument inside the uterus in to the uterin cavity and then uses either sound waves or heat to "burn" the endometrial lining of the uterus which is normally about 10cm thick. This helps prevent future episodes of vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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What can I expect from an endometrial ablation?

No bleeding: Endometrial ablation destroys the inner lining of the uterus that grows during each menstrual cycle and is being shed during the menstrual period. Ideally, after an ablation there is no bleeding at all. Many times, the bleeding is signficantly decreased, but not totally gone. Menstrual cramps may not get better, but get worse. 20 % of women end up with a hysterectomy down no road anyway. ...Read more

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What happens during an embolization procedure?

What happens during an embolization procedure?

Directed ischemia: There are a variety of techniques used to embolize a lesion. A catheter is used to select as precisely as possible the blood supply to the target. Once in place any number of materials are injected via the catheter with the goal to block as completely as possible the blood supply to the target and cause the target to infarct by loss of blood supply. This can be done under local or general anesthes. ...Read more

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What to expect after endometrial ablation and tubal ligation?

Ablation T.L.: You should expect more pain and discomfort with this combined surgery esp. If you had irregular periods beside anemia and follow postoperative instructions closely and particularly about resume activities and relationshion as every gyn may have slight differance in case management and preferance by experience. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get SVT after having an ablation?

Is it possible to get SVT after having an ablation?

Maybe : If there is persistent tachycardia after an ablation either there is another arrhythmia focus or a recurrence of the same focus. Repeat ep testing might be needed after the holter/event monitor documents the tachycardia. ...Read more

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What happens to a an ovarian cyst and fibroid after birth?

What happens to a an ovarian cyst and fibroid after birth?

Usually nothing: Birth has little to do with other problems of the uterus or ovary. Sometimes fibroids can get in the way of birth or can cause pain after. Naturally there are many variables and a particular case needs to be handled by a doctor. For more info see webmd. ...Read more

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Can you exercise after an endemetrial ablation?

Can you exercise after an endemetrial ablation?

Absolutely: You should be able to return to your normal level of activity as soon as you feel up to it. ...Read more

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What happens during surgery of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator?

What happens during surgery of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator?

Sedation: The patient is sedated or anesthetized. Incision is made. Venous access is done. Needle, introducers, and wires are passed to proper position with fluoroscopic - xray control and tested electronically. Then a device nice - the aicd is attached. The wound is closed. ...Read more

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What happens to the pelvic diaphragm after a hysterectomy ?

What happens to the pelvic diaphragm after a hysterectomy ?

Pelvic diaphragm: Pelvic diaphragm is composed of muscle fibers of the levator ani, the coccygeus, and associated connective tissue which span the area underneath the pelvis.It is important in providing support for pelvic organs (bladder, intestines, the uterus, and in maintenance of continence as part of the urinary and anal sphincters. Urinary/fecal incontience or organ prolapse will develop when debilitated. ...Read more

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When does someone need a robot-assisted endometrial ablation?

When does someone need a robot-assisted endometrial ablation?

Unusual..: Endometrial ablations do not usually require any use of a robot. That would be a somewhat unusual situation. Best wishes. ...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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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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What happens during an endoscopy procedure?

What happens during an endoscopy procedure?

Endoscopy: You are put under light anesthesia, doctor looks thru scope into your stomach and GI tract, may take samples for analysis and biopsy. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after having an ovary removed?

What is the recovery time after having an ovary removed?

Depends: Depends on many thigns, but if a benign ovary is removed by uncomplicated laparoscopy, back to work can be soon as 2-3 days. ...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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What happens after an endometrial ablation?

It varies: Depending on the type of ablation and the patient your period may normalize or cease completely. Satisfaction rate is about 80% . It is important to discuss your expectations with your surgeon. Sometimes and ablation can be a poor substitute for a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Recovery after an endometrial ablation ?

Should be quick: One of the advantages of the endometrial ablation is the quick recovery. This is a minimally invasive procedure; most patients are back to normal in about a week. There is some cramping that can be expected.If you are having bad cramps, pain or a foul discharge, these could be signs of an infection. Follow up with the surgeon who performed the procedure.They can and should tell you what to expect. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about any symptoms after an endometrial ablation?

Yes: You may or may not have periods after an ablation, although usually they are lighter. You will still have other symptoms that you had prior with your periods- breast tenderness, moodiness, some cramping. ...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?

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

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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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Is having an endometrial ablation safe?

Is having an endometrial ablation safe?

Yes : It's safe, effective, and very well tolerated. The safety profile is quite good . Typically it is safer than a hysterectomy - depending on the type/equipment used. ...Read more

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What is involved in endometrial ablation?

Destroys the lining: An endometrial ablation is a surgical procedure that destroys the lining of the uterus. It treats menorrhagia (heavy periods). There are several different types of ablations each involving various ways of destroying the uterine lining (i.e. Thermal heat, electrocautery, laser, etc). Ablations are done in the office, a day surgery unit, or an operating room depending on the type. ...Read more

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What exactly is an endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation: An endometrial ablation is a procedure wherein the dr. Places an instrument inside the uterus in to the uterin cavity and then uses either sound waves or heat to "burn" the endometrial lining of the uterus which is normally about 10cm thick. This helps prevent future episodes of vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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What is involved with endometrial ablation?

What is involved with endometrial ablation?

Tissue destroyed: A device (cautery, freezing, heated balloon) is placed inside the uterine cavity and the endometrial tissue is destroyed. It can take from 90 seconds to several minutes depending on the technique. It is very effective at decreasing heavy periods. ...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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What can I expect after endometrial ablation? 

What can I expect after endometrial ablation? 

Cramping & discharge: In the first few hours it is normal to have cramping. Over the next few days to weeks you may notice discharge as the destroyed endometrium passes. Over the next few months you should notice a gradual lightening of your cycle. Some patients do not show maximum benefit in the first few cycles so give it time. I hope you have a great result from this minimally invasive option for heavy periods. ...Read more

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Does endometrial ablation cause a strong odor?

Should not: It shouldn't, unless accompanied by infection. If you suspect infection becauseto odor, discharge, etc, you should ask your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What are complications of endometrial ablation?

Low risk: 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 and rare risks are injury to other organs. ...Read more

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What can I expect from an endometrial ablation?

No bleeding: Endometrial ablation destroys the inner lining of the uterus that grows during each menstrual cycle and is being shed during the menstrual period. Ideally, after an ablation there is no bleeding at all. Many times, the bleeding is signficantly decreased, but not totally gone. Menstrual cramps may not get better, but get worse. 20 % of women end up with a hysterectomy down no road anyway. ...Read more

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Why would you have an endometrial ablation done?

Very heavy bleeding: Endometrial ablation is used to treat very heavy menstrual bleeding when medical or non-surgical treatments fail or are not advised for other reasons. Ablation is not appropriate for someone who would like to have more children. ...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. Lawrence Kessler
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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