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.
Endometrial ablation is used to treat heavy bleeding but usually, medications are used as a first line. Failure of that will require endometrial ablation.
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.
This is unlikely but it can happen. If this occurs miscarriage can be a consequence.
It takes a few minutes to do and is quite easy either by Novasure endometrial ablation or by laser treatment.
Side effects are uncommon, however, it is possible to experience cramping for a few days with some excessive discharge which should then subside.
These are rare but there is a small risk of bleeding, infection, uterine perforation, bowel injury and fluid imbalance.
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