Endometrial Ablation

What is Endometrial Ablation?

Endometrial ablation is a minimally invasive procedure designed to reduce or eliminate heavy menstrual bleeding by removing or destroying the endometrial lining of the uterus. This procedure is typically recommended for individuals who experience heavy periods that have not responded to other medical treatments and are not planning to become pregnant in the future.

Our Approach:

At SI OB/GYN, we understand the significant impact that heavy menstrual bleeding can have on your physical and emotional well-being. Our experienced providers specialize in endometrial ablation and offer personalized care to help you achieve long-lasting relief from your symptoms.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q: Is endometrial ablation permanent?

A: Endometrial ablation is intended to provide long-lasting relief from heavy menstrual bleeding, but it may not be permanent for everyone. Some individuals may experience a recurrence of heavy menstrual bleeding over time, while others may achieve lighter menstrual bleeding or complete cessation of menstruation.

Q: Can I still get pregnant after endometrial ablation?

A: Endometrial ablation is not a form of contraception, and pregnancy after the procedure can be dangerous. While it is still possible to become pregnant after endometrial ablation, the risk of complications, such as miscarriage, severe growth restriction or uterine rupture, is significantly increased. It is important to use effective contraception after endometrial ablation if you do not wish to become pregnant.

Q: Will endometrial ablation affect hormone levels?

A: Endometrial ablation does not typically affect hormone levels or hormone production in the body. However, some individuals may experience changes in their menstrual cycle patterns or symptoms after the procedure.

Q: How soon can I return to normal activities after endometrial ablation?

A: Recovery time after endometrial ablation is usually minimal, and most individuals can resume normal activities within a few days to a week after the procedure. Your provider will provide specific post-procedure instructions based on your individual circumstances.

Q: Are there any risks associated with endometrial ablation?

A: Like any medical procedure, endometrial ablation carries some risks, including infection, bleeding, uterine perforation, and complications related to anesthesia. Your provider will discuss these risks with you and help you make an informed decision about whether endometrial ablation is right for you.