Endometrial Ablation

What is endometrial ablation? The term covers a surgical procedure that eliminates the uterine lining (or ablates the endometrium). Endometrial ablation aims to help regulate (reduce) menstrual flow or stop it entirely.

There are no incisions required for the procedure, and it can often be performed in the physician’s office. A device is inserted through the cervix and into the uterine cavity. Thermal energy, either heat or cold, is applied in an attempt to eliminate or reduce the uterine lining. The desired effect is to reduce or eliminate a woman’s period.

The Goal of Endometrial Ablation

Hysteroscopic endometrial ablation represents a minimally invasive, safe, and effective means for menstrual blood loss.

As such, gynecologists might recommend uterine ablation in cases like:

  • When the patient experiences heavy periods
  • Long menstrual bleeding lasting longer than eight days
  • Anemia as a result of the profound blood loss

Options for the treatment of heavy menses and abnormal menses are both medical and surgical. Often women will elect for medical treatment such as oral hormone therapy or a hormonal IUD prior to choosing an endometrial ablation.

Possible Endometrial Ablation Side Effects

Complications are rare but may arise after surgery. They can include:

  • Bleeding, infection, mild pain
  • Minor cold or heat damage to nearby structures
  • Small injuries from the surgical instruments

Furthermore, patients may experience the following after uterine ablation:

  • Cramps: Patients may experience menstrual-like cramps for a short while after the procedure, which can be relieved with the help of common OTC medications.
  • Vaginal discharge: It’s also not unusual to experience water discharge from the vagina.

Although an endometrial ablation is safe and highly effective, there is a range in the treatment outcome of each individual. The greatest risk is if the patient does not obtain the treatment outcome they desire.

Look for the Assistance of Professionals

Finding a certified OB/GYN in Boca Raton isn’t difficult since women have plenty of options. Still, those who are looking for compassionate care, top-of-the-line treatments, and a friendly, relaxing, and above all, educational atmosphere should consider scheduling an appointment with our experts. As a part of the ToplLine MD Alliance, our practice strives for the best medical outcomes and outstanding patient care.

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