If your menstrual bleeding disrupts your daily routines, help is available in the form of NovaSureⓇ endometrial ablation. Women from in and around Bloomfield Hills and Clarkston, Michigan, can access this advanced treatment option at Associated Obstetrics & Gynecology. To explore this and other treatments for abnormal bleeding, book a visit today. Online scheduling is available, or you’re always welcome to call to check appointment availability.
Endometrial ablation is a treatment that helps reduce abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding. It works by removing a portion of your uterine lining and offers lasting results with just one short procedure.
Endometrial ablation has the power to give you control over your body, something that many women with abnormal bleeding feel they’ve lost. It isn’t a good option for everyone, however. If you’re not sure you are done adding to your family, you should pursue alternative treatment paths.
NovaSure endometrial ablation also isn’t an option for women with an active infection, an IUD, or possible uterine cancer. Your specialist will discuss the pros and cons of this treatment option in depth before you make a decision about your care.
The NovaSure treatment platform was FDA approved in 2001 and has a long history of clinical trials and review. In the hands of a skilled and experienced practitioner, NovaSure endometrial ablation has a very low risk of side effects.
When surveyed, nearly 93% of women who’ve had a NovaSure procedure report satisfaction with the outcome one year later. Even more impressive, more than 96% would recommend NovaSure endometrial ablation to a friend or loved one.
You may be asked to take an anti-inflammatory medication a few hours before your appointment. Before the procedure begins the team will test you for pregnancy. Local anesthesia is administered in the tissues of your cervix and ensures you’ll remain comfortable throughout the procedure.
Next, your specialist gently opens your cervix to access your uterus. A slim wand places a triangular netted device inside your uterus. That netting expands to meet your uterine walls before carefully controlled radio-frequency energy is directed through the netting and into your endometrial tissue.
That part of the process takes only around 90 seconds. Once the energy transmission is complete, the netting is withdrawn back into the wand and gently removed from your body.
You might experience cramping in the hours after your procedure, but over-the-counter pain medication and/or a heating pad is usually sufficient to soothe discomfort. It’s important to avoid immersing your body in water for the remainder of the day, although showering is fine. Give your body four full weeks to adjust to the changes in your uterine lining before you have sex or use tampons.
To learn more about endometrial ablation, book a consultation at Associated Obstetrics & Gynecology today, either online or by phone.