Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial Ablation

What is endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation is burning a thin layer of the lining of the uterus and stops periods. Occasionally menstrual bleeding does not stop but is reduced significantly.

What is it used for?

Endometrial ablation is used to treat heavy bleeding but usually, medications are used as a first line. Failure of that will require endometrial ablation.

What are the contraindications?

It should not be done after the menopause and other condition such as cancer of the uterus, infection problems with the endometrium or following pregnancy whether miscarriage or delivery.

Can pregnancy happen?

This is unlikely but it can happen. If this occurs miscarriage can be a consequence.

How is endometrial ablation performed?

It takes a few minutes to do and is quite easy either by Novasure endometrial ablation or by laser treatment.

What are the side effects?

Side effects are uncommon, however, it is possible to experience cramping for a few days with some excessive discharge which should then subside.

Are there any risks with endometrial ablation?

These are rare but there is a small risk of bleeding, infection, uterine perforation, bowel injury and fluid imbalance.



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