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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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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


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What to expect after endometrial ablation and tubal ligation?

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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How long should you menstrate after getting the novasure ablation?

How long should you menstrate after getting the novasure ablation?

It is variable: Ablation is 90% effective in controlling abnormal bleeding but only 50% effective in stoping periods. It is normal to have light periods after novasure. ...Read more

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What to expect after a tubal ligation?

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

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What to expect after cervical cryotherapy?

What to expect after cervical cryotherapy?

Watery discharge: Cryotherapy is an easy way to remove benign or low-grade lesions off the cervix. The cold acts as an analgesic, pressure is often felt during, & a watery discharge is very common while the freeze melts & the cervix heals. ...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 to expect after a radical hysterectomy?

What to expect after a radical hysterectomy?

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

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What to expect after a tubal reversal?

What to expect after a tubal reversal?

Unpredicable: Waiting game. Basically the best chance of getting pregnant is relatively soon after the procedure. If pregnant need to make sure there is no ectopic pregnancy. So the first 6 months are the most important. ...Read more

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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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What to expect after radiosurgery for an avm?

What to expect after radiosurgery for an avm?

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 more

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What can you expect during and after a leep procedure?

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What can you expect during and after a leep procedure?

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

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What should I expect during recovery after thyroid surgery?

What should I expect during recovery after thyroid surgery?

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 more

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What shoud I expect from tubal ligation surgery?

What shoud I  expect from tubal ligation surgery?

Very little: If you are having the essure the recovery is rapid with minimal to no post op pain. With the laparoscopy you can expect pain from the incision and the gas with a down time of about 2 days. With both procedure you can expect some temporary vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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What can you expect after an ambulatory phlebectomy?

What can you expect after an ambulatory phlebectomy?

Post phlebectomy: After ambulatory phlebectomy you will have several tiny incisions which heal quickly. You may have an initial bandage for a day or two, and be encouraged to walk. Pain is surprisingly little. Soon the bulging veins you had will be a thing of the past. ...Read more

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What must I expect after lasik?

What must I expect after lasik?

Dryness: Expect your eyes to be dry afterwards (sometimes permanently) and you may have some glare to night. Also, lasik is for distance vision only (unless you get monovision) so expect to use reading glasses if you are 45 or older. ...Read more

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What can I expect after Mirena (levonorgestrel) removal?

What can I expect after Mirena (levonorgestrel) removal?

Ans: Well it takes a few months for the period to regulate. So you may have some cramping and break through bleeding for a while or you may have no issues ...Read more

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What should I know before the exablate procedure?

What should I know before the exablate procedure?

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 more

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What can I expect to happen after my failed implant is removed?

What can I expect to happen after my failed implant is removed?

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 more

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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