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What Is Post Ablation Syndrome
Cyclic pain...: Some women with a history of both an ablation procedure and a tubal sterilization procedure will have pain around the same time each month. This is caused by menstrual bleeding in the tube that can't escape because the ablation blocked the tube on one side and the sterilization blocked it on the other. As a result, the tube can become distended with menstrual blood and this hurts! Best wishes! ...Read more
Uncommon but painful: Women with excessive vaginal bleeding may choose to remove (destroy, ablate) the uterine lining instead of removing the uterus. Months or years after ablation, small amounts of residual monthly bleeding in the uterus builds up fluid in the blocked (tied, sterilized) tubes, causing swelling and pain in the tubes. A women can ask her ob-gyn doctor what the risk is for different ablation techniques. ...Read more
I have just been diagnosed with post ablation syndrome, I understand what it is but want to make sure hysterectomy is the best option.?
Bleeding: Hysterectomy is usually to control bleeding : some women (6%-25%) have reported heavy bleeding that was unchanged at one year following the procedure. These women may require further surgery (re-ablation or hysterectomy) to control the bleeding. About half of the women who had endometrial ablation will not have periods at all following the procedure. Get a 2nd opinion if you have questions ...Read more
Is there a risk of emptynose syndrome from radiofrequency turbinate ablation reducing first turbinate?
Possible: The empty nose syndrome is from too vigorous reduction in the turbinate. Whether you will end up with it or not depends on the vigor of the reduction. It is usually better to be a little less enthusiastic in reducing the turbinate than over vigorous. One can always get more done later. ...Read more
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
I believe I am suffering with post-ablation tubal sterilzation syndrome. Is a hysterectomy the only cure for the unbearable monthly pain?
Hi, I'm 26years old, I have suspected wolf parkinson's syndrome. I'm due for a ablation. Is this procedure safe? I'm worried that I'm making a mistake.
It is: Relatively safe. It will help avoid arrhythmia. Discuss your concerns with cardiac electrophysiology ...Read more
Can you recommend a medication to possibly try for my Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome? I'm on propranolol but to many side eff & I don't want ablation.
Get the ablation: There are many beta blockers. Atenolol has fewer side effects than Propranolol or metoprolol (lopressor). However, WPW is one of the causes of sudden death in young people. Medication is not reliable enough. Get the ablation and be done with it. You'll be glad you did (when you're telling your grandchildren about it). ...Read more
Has radiofrequency turbinate ablation ever lead to empty nose syndrome? This question for doc experienced in procedure and knowledgeable about ENS
ENS and turbinates: Greetings. Yes, any turbinate reduction procedure can lad to Empty Nose Syndrome. The likelihood of this actually occurring is rather small with this procedure hen performed by experienced surgeons. I would recommend you address all our questions and concerns before your scheduled procedure. Ask for your surgeon's results. I perform this procedure n our office under local anesthesia without ENS. ...Read more
Ent suggest radiofrequency turbinate ablation to help me breathe and smell better only doing first turbinate any risk emptynose syndrome?
Ent suggest radiofrequency turbinate ablation in office takes 20 minutes I'm afraid of emptynose syndrome she said no risk success with patients?
Radiofrequency: Not likely to get empty nose syndrome from this technique.. ...Read more
Will Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome likely kill me if I don't have ablation? I take propranolol for it which helps but pr on EKG still extremely short
Wpw: The vast majority if WPW are not at any risk if death. The subgroup at risk are those who gave afib. Many patients don't even have symptoms and can be left alone. ...Read more
Possible post tubal/ ablation syndrome & US found a large left side "complex" ovarian cyst. MRI now scheduled. Having monthly unbearable pain. Ideas?
Gynecologist: It is important to see a gynecologist so that a treatment plan can be created. A large complex ovarian mass needs evaluation and surgical treatment may be warranted. There are many possible causes of ovarian masses. Most are benign but some are not therefor prompt evaluation is needed. An ovarian mass is not likely to be related to post tubal ablation syndrome ...Read more
Could laser ablation of the cervix cause toxic shock syndrome? Would a sunburn like rash on the hips be indicative of tss?
Possible?: It's theoretically possible but I haven't heard of any such cases and wasn't able to find any case reports. A flat rash on some part of the body can be seen with tss but it's not common. If you're not feeling well and suspect you may have tss, it's best to go to an emergency room immediately. ...Read more
Has there been any cases of empty nose syndrome from radiofrequency ablation? Ent said no they do it in office no cutting of turbinate only shrink
I had an mea done 6 years ago. Over the past week I have been having severe pain and cramping in rlq. Post ablation syndrome? Ct and labs normal.
Possible: Disrupt uterine tissue has its consequences dispute all the positive claims. There is no long term outcome data to observe the effect of the procedure on the organ and potential late complications, at least we know of. Get a second opinion and best luck! ...Read more
Chest pain, tightness of chest, &difficulty breathing about 3 mo. After a catheter ablation for wolfe parkinson white syndrome? Help please!
Hey Dr., Good day. I am diagnosed by WPW (wolf Parkinson white syndrome) I had a complete failure catheter ablation 2 months ago. I started taking sotalo, amiodarone & sertraline after the operation but I suffer from really really bad side effects
Options: There are always options. Talk with your doctor about side effects. If you don't feel your concerns are being addressed, get an opinion from a different one. ...Read more
Postablative syndrome- tubal ligation 17yrs ago. History of ovarian cyst. 2 ablations 4&8yrs ago. Should I get total or partial hyster 45yrs old?
Depends.: If you have a family history of ovarian cancer then you should consider having your ovaries removed. If you have menopause symptoms, recurrent cysts or other problems related to your ovaries then you may consider removing your ovaries. This would cause menopause and likely cause some symptoms. Need to have a detailed discussion with your doctor to help you decide what is best. ...Read more
Can wolff-parkinson-white syndrome reoccur later in life? Had 2 ablations and was cleared by cardiologist last year after holter monitor showed normal
Depends: If during a complete ep study they only found single pathway, ; it was successfully ablated, you should have no recurrence. Especially if they tested for longer than 30 minutes with medication challenge. If you were found to have either multiple pathways or have dual av nodal physiology, and these were not ablated also, you may have arrhythmias later secondary to these other etiologies. ...Read more
Uterus ablation: A uterus (lining) 'ablation' means removal/destruction of the cells that line the uterus thus stopping or lightening your (heavy) periods. A common procedure is called: novasure, which is a one-time, 5-minute procedure. Success rates are up to 90%. See more info on novasure. Com. ...Read more
Yes.: Can have repeat ablations if needed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tissue destruction: 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 tube in the groin. ...Read more
Need more info: The mediastinum is the area around your heart. Ablation means "destruction". The pros and cons depend on what is being destroyed (lymph nodes? Cancer?) and how (radiofrequency? Heat? Cold?) ask your doctor what the evidence is for the procedure, and what alternatives are possible. The mediastinum contains critical structures, so you don't want to risk any non-proven procedures. ...Read more
RFA: Rfa can be used to help patients with chronic (long-lasting) low-back and neck pain and pain related to the degeneration of joints from arthritis. The degree of pain relief varies, depending on the cause and location of the pain. Pain relief from rfa can last from six to 12 months and in some cases, relief can last for years. More than 70% of patients treated with rfa experience pain relief. ...Read more
For refractory VT: Vt is a reentrant rhythm occurringusually in the region of previous scar tissue in the left ventricle (previous infarct). The primary therapy for patients with cardiomyopathy is implantation of an icd. Patients who have recurrent therapy from thier icd and unresponsive to antiarrhythmic drugs then ablation is considered. There are VT ablations performed in patients with normal hearts as well. ...Read more
I am currently experiencing ocassional AF with increasing frequency. This follows successful Ablation approx 3.8yrs ago. Is 2nd ablation warranted?
Most likely: You responded well to your first ablation during which they likely electrically isolated your pulmonary veins. One or more of your veins probably reconnected and the most effective approach based on your age is a repeat ablation. Your MD should know that your atrial fibrillation has recurred so anticoagulation and stroke prophylaxis can be addressed as well ...Read more