Can periods return after endometrial ablation?

Can periods return after endometrial ablation?

There is always the slight possibility that your heavy periods may return after having endometrial ablation. An Endometrial Ablation removes the lining of your womb. In some cases post-operation, patients have reported continuance of a period. However, this is rare, and they typically are lighter.

What are the long term side effects of endometrial ablation?

Any bleeding from persistent or regenerating endometrium behind the scar may be obstructed and cause problems such as central hematometra, cornual hematometra, postablation tubal sterilization syndrome, retrograde menstruation, and potential delay in the diagnosis of endometrial cancer.

How long does a uterine ablation last?

A slender wand is inserted through the cervix. The wand emits microwaves, which heat the endometrial tissue. Treatment usually lasts three to five minutes.

How successful is endometrial ablation?

In brief: Very effective. Endometrial or uterine ablation is up to 90% effective in treating abnormal bleeding depending on the method used. Hta and novasure are the two most effective and common methods. Novasure is slightly quicker and can be scheduled almost any time in your cycle.

What to expect after a novasure ablation?

What to expect after Novasure: You will begin to notice worsening discomfort as the anesthetic wears off. You may experience mild to moderate cramping (like menstrual cramping) and pinkish watery discharge. This may last approximately two (2) to three (3) weeks. Most patients are able to resume normal activity after twenty-four (24) hours.

What to expect after uterine ablation?

After uterine fibroid ablation, you may experience cramps or discomfort in your lower abdomen. Some women experience a light bloody discharge for up to two weeks and you may find you need to urinate more frequently than usual in the 24 hours following the procedure.

Should I get uterine ablation?

A woman may decide to have uterine ablation if they have prolonged or heavy uterine bleeding and periods. The procedure may also be considered if a woman has abnormal uterine bleeding occurring between periods.