Endometrial ablation is a procedure for women suffering from excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding who have not responded to other treatments and who do not wish to undergo a hysterectomy. Depending upon the size of your uterus and depending upon the cause of your bleeding, you may not be a candidate for an ablation. Endometrial ablation scars the uterine lining, which reduces or stops future periods. Endometrial ablation has no effect on ovarian hormone production and will not affect you in any way, except to decrease the amount of bleeding with menstrual periods.

This procedure is performed at an Outpatient Surgery Center using a hysteroscope placed through the vagina and cervix and into the uterus.

Symptoms of recovery include cramping, a small amount of watery discharge mixed with blood and passage of tissue.

Because endometrial ablation destroys the lining of the uterus, the procedure is not for women who still wish to become pregnant.

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