Endometrial ablation refers to the destruction (ablation) of the uterine lining, which is referred to as an endometrium in the medical term. Scarring helps the endometrium heal on its own.
HOW IS ENDOMETRIAL ABLATION DIAGNOSED?
All those females, of reproductive age, undergoing any abnormal uterine bleeding which is prolonged and heavy and fails to respond to conventional treatment are asked to get an endometrial ablation by their gynaecologist.
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.