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How is endometrial ablation used to treat dysfunctional uterine bleeding?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Howell
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Dub and endometrial

Causes of dysfunctional bleeding should be determined by a biopsy before proceeding to ablative therapy.
If there is no evidence of cancer then the ablation can be performed to destroy the endometrial lining and prevent further bleeding in the future.

In brief: Dub and endometrial

Causes of dysfunctional bleeding should be determined by a biopsy before proceeding to ablative therapy.
If there is no evidence of cancer then the ablation can be performed to destroy the endometrial lining and prevent further bleeding in the future.
Dr. Kevin Howell
Dr. Kevin Howell
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Dr. Brian Enggano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Destroys the lining

An endometrial ablation is a procedure in which the lining of the uterus is destroyed (burned, resected, vaporized) in order to stop or decrease bleeding.
It is often used to treat dysfunctional uterine bleeding, which is abnormal bleeding due to hormonal abnormalities.

In brief: Destroys the lining

An endometrial ablation is a procedure in which the lining of the uterus is destroyed (burned, resected, vaporized) in order to stop or decrease bleeding.
It is often used to treat dysfunctional uterine bleeding, which is abnormal bleeding due to hormonal abnormalities.
Dr. Brian Enggano
Dr. Brian Enggano
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Dr. Collin Smikle
After an ablation, you may still have a small amount of tissue remaining so you may have a regular cycle with much lighter flow. There is still a small chance of developing endometrial cancer after an ablation so you do need to be followed by your gynecologist after the procedure.
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