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Are novasure procedures safe? Are there other choices for a 30 year old woman who has lots of blood loss and clots passed during her period?
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
6 doctors agree
In brief: IUD, OCP
Novasure is one type of "global" endometrial ablation (gea).
Geas are relatively low risk. In gea, a device is inserted to heat or freeze the uterine lining. A rollerball ablation is done under visualization, but relatively few gyne's still perform this procedure. Ablation should be done only if childbearing completed. A Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, or ocps can also control menses & will provide birth control.

In brief: IUD, OCP
Novasure is one type of "global" endometrial ablation (gea).
Geas are relatively low risk. In gea, a device is inserted to heat or freeze the uterine lining. A rollerball ablation is done under visualization, but relatively few gyne's still perform this procedure. Ablation should be done only if childbearing completed. A Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, or ocps can also control menses & will provide birth control.
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
I agree. The rollerball ablation is still considered the "Gold Standard" for GEA - sine it is done under direct vision with the hysteroscope - the complication rate is lower with the rollerball procedure.
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Novasure ablation
Ablations are procedures intended for women with heavy periods that are not caused by large fibroids.
In the right woman, there is a 90% success rate where a woman then has short light periods or no periods. It is only for women who do not want pregnancy again because it could be dangerous. Risks of bleeding, infection, uterine perforation, and burning surrounding organs are possible but uncommon.

In brief: Novasure ablation
Ablations are procedures intended for women with heavy periods that are not caused by large fibroids.
In the right woman, there is a 90% success rate where a woman then has short light periods or no periods. It is only for women who do not want pregnancy again because it could be dangerous. Risks of bleeding, infection, uterine perforation, and burning surrounding organs are possible but uncommon.
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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Dr. Christopher Powers
Agree it's for those who don't want pregnancy, but I would not call it dangerous. In fact, of the available. Ablation methods, it is probably the safest, takes 40 90 seconds or so, and most women go back to work the next day with no discomfort. Use it regularly and am very pleased with results.
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Endometrial ablation is the procedure which alters the uterine lining to improve heavy menses.
The novasure, one of several types of ablation, is safe and effective. It is designed for women who are not ever planning on having children again. Birth control pills, lysteda, or an iud are other ways to address the heavy flow.

In brief: Yes
Endometrial ablation is the procedure which alters the uterine lining to improve heavy menses.
The novasure, one of several types of ablation, is safe and effective. It is designed for women who are not ever planning on having children again. Birth control pills, lysteda, or an iud are other ways to address the heavy flow.
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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Safe
Novasure is safe.
You do want to make sure that you do not want anymore kids before you do it. If you want more kids but you are not ready yet birth control pills will lighten your periods.

In brief: Safe
Novasure is safe.
You do want to make sure that you do not want anymore kids before you do it. If you want more kids but you are not ready yet birth control pills will lighten your periods.
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Relatively safe
There are a number of ways to perform an endometrial ablation and complication rates are low.
The "gold standard" for performance of an endometrial ablation is a procedure performed hysteroscopically with a "rollerball". This is also the safest endometrial ablation procedure, likely because the entire procedure is done entirely under direct vision. All the other forms are done blindly.

In brief: Relatively safe
There are a number of ways to perform an endometrial ablation and complication rates are low.
The "gold standard" for performance of an endometrial ablation is a procedure performed hysteroscopically with a "rollerball". This is also the safest endometrial ablation procedure, likely because the entire procedure is done entirely under direct vision. All the other forms are done blindly.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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