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What To Expect After Novasure 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
U shoudl feel happy : And relieved that you cannot get pregnant, u need to ask the doc who does your tubal because it depends how it was done, I do in office essure tubals, easy takes 5 minutes minimal discomfort during and after only miss a few hrs of work, u are awake for the procedure, if your doc does laparoscopic tubal , will be in a lot of pain for a few days and will miss 2-7 days of work and u are put under. ...Read more
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
Great question: Uptodate has some information: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/radical-hysterectomy#patient_information you should have a conversation with your gynecologic oncologist. It depends if you mean right after surgery or long term. Many patients go on to have normal lives after radical hysterectomy without side effects, but it is a major surgery with a higher risk of complication. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Where the avm was, how large it was, and what problems it was causing you. In the lung, avms can result in large amounts of blood being shunted through the lung without oxygen. Embolization or radio surgery can close these shunts which might improve exercise tolerance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Discomfort, bleeding: Discomfort level varies depending on medications you take/are given during the procedure. After the procedure, unless your doctor advises against it, Motrin/Advil/ibuprofen/Aleve/Naprosyn/naproxen will be helpful. Bleeding amount varies but call your doctor or go to ER if soaking > 2 pads/hr or you have signs of severe anemia. It usually goes away within a week but may return 2-3weeks later. ...Read more
Usual course: Typically people have some stiffness and soreness in the neck for the first week or two. Sometimes swallowing can be difficult (especially liquids) and the voice can be hoarse for the first month (about 10% of people). Energy levels can fluctuate because of the surgery, as well as, thyroid hormone levels changing. Other specific issues can be addressed by your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long can you expect to have pressure,spotting, cramping and bloating after an endometrial ablation?
Ask Dr. for details: Exablate involves no surgery (uses MRI & us). The patient is sedated with pain medication, but is conscious, and so she can be treated outside of the hospital. Since some patients have reported successful pregnancy afterward, it may be a good option for women of childbearing age. While it is more costly up front, patients report few adverse events, and may have decreased costs over the long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal healing: The tissue and bone should heal without incident. The area may be filled-in with grafting material. This may also be called site or ridge preservation. After the area heals, it is common to place another implant and try again. Check for why it failed. Often it is load / occlusion (bite) related. Also, systemic problems -- diabetes. Smoking can be a factor. Don't give up. See a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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