Endometrial Ablation is the removal of a thin layer of tissue, the endometrium, from the uterus. This procedure is typically used as a treatment for excessive menstrual blood loss, unusually heavy periods, bleeding that last longer than eight days, or anemia from excessive blood loss.
There are few different ways the procedure can be done. Some of these options include:
After the procedure, you may experience these symptoms:
Before suggesting Endometrial Ablation, your doctor may suggest an intrauterine device or other prescription medicine. Endometrial Ablation isn’t recommended for postmenopausal women, women who have an active pelvic infection, certain abnormalities of the uterus, or are at an increased risk of uterine cancer. As always, The Sholes Center for Women’s Health, recommends speaking to your designated health care provider to get all the facts and to help you decide if a procedure is right for you.