This medical procedure is used to help women suffering from excessively heavy periods and prolonged bleeding. With the help of this procedure, the endometrial lining of the uterus is destroyed. This treatment is usually sought when other measures to curb excessive bleeding, have not worked.
HOW IS ENDOMETRIAL ABLATION DIAGNOSED?
Endometrial Ablation is carried out with the help of heat or laser beams. It is usually conducted on an outpatient basis. The patient may require either general or spinal anesthesia. The basic idea is to heal with the help of a scar which reduces the bleeding and gives the patient some respite. It usually takes two to three weeks to recover from the procedure.
HOW IS ENDOMETRIAL ABLATION TREATED?
The patient may face cramps, nausea and vomiting, and vaginal discharge after this procedure. Most women stop having menstrual periods after going through an endometrial ablation. Younger women may need to be administered hormone analogues, a few months before the procedure to thin down the lining.
DID YOU KNOW?
Women undergoing endometrial ablation can always return home the same day as it is done on an outpatient basis. Done under spinal or local anesthesia, you may even discuss about general anesthesia with your physician.