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Doctor insights on: Which Is Better Endometrial Ablation Vs Hysterectomy

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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
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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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Which is better endometrial ablation vs hysterectomy?

Which is better endometrial ablation vs hysterectomy?

Depends on problem: If the main problem is heavy bleeding then an endometrial ablation is a safer minimally invasive first start. It is a simple procedure which can be done in the office under local anesthesia with minimal to no time off for recovery. If there are other problems then hysterectomy may be a better options. Discuss both and ask questions at your next visit. ...Read more

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Is it reasonable to want a hysterectomy, endometrial ablation, or anything to stop my periods permanently?

Is it reasonable to want a hysterectomy, endometrial ablation, or anything to stop my periods permanently?

Maybe, consider risk: A hysterectomy is much too risky to do just to stop normal periods. However, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud or depoprovera are low risk birth control methods that are likely to stop periods. An ablation is relatively low risk but does not provide birth control. ...Read more

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I had hysterectomy & novasure endometrial ablation done 5 weeks ago, my doctor has not been specific as to when is safe to have sex. Is it safe now?

I had hysterectomy & novasure endometrial  ablation done 5 weeks ago, my doctor has not been specific as to when is safe to have sex. Is it safe now?

U mean hysteroscopy: I recommend no intercourse for two weeks, but your physican may want you to wait longer, so you should follow his/her instructions. There is no need to wait six weeks. Remember, there are alternatives to intercourse ;). ...Read more

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Had endometrial ablation 3 yrs ago, have severe pelvic pain; unhealthy uterus due to hemorrhage, want to avoid laparoscopic supravervical hysterectomy?

Had endometrial ablation 3 yrs ago, have severe pelvic pain; unhealthy uterus due to hemorrhage, want to avoid laparoscopic supravervical hysterectomy?

medical treatments: There are non surgical treatments such mirena, (levonorgestrel) hormones and Lupron that can be used to avoid hysterectomy, even if they are not always successful. If your gyn is not interested in discussing these, consider seeking out a second opinion. ...Read more

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Will a uterine ablation help pain and heavy bleeding from fibroids..I have that option or a hysterectomy. 41 years old..No children. Severely anemic.

Will a uterine ablation help pain and heavy bleeding from fibroids..I have that option or a hysterectomy. 41 years old..No children. Severely anemic.

UFE: Have you consulted with an interventional radiologist regarding uterine fibroid embolization (ufe)? This procedure is usually a great option for women with symptomatic fibroids. It is minimally invasive (tiny incision in your groin) and treats fibroids in any portion of your uterus, not just ones that can be reached through the uterine cavity. ...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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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. William Singer
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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