Endometrial ablation is a common procedure for women who are having menstruation issues. If you are having heavy or long-lasting periods, having the procedure could offer a number of benefits. Our professionals at the Women’s OB/GYN Center can essentially remove or destroy the lining of your uterus as a way of reducing menstrual flow. Understanding the benefits will help you decide if the procedure is right for you.
One of the main benefits to endometrial ablation is that it doesn’t require any incisions. This ensures a reduced risk of infection. It also allows you to heal faster so that you can get back to your normal routine in less time than with surgical procedures. Instead of making incisions, the doctor inserts slender tools between the vagina and cervix. The tools used will vary based on the method of ablation used. In most instances, the procedure is done right in the doctor’s office.
Periods are Reduced or Eliminated
Many people choose to have endometrial ablation performed because it helps to reduce periods. Most doctors will recommend the procedure if you have unusually heavy periods, you bleed for more than a week in a single period, or you suffer from anemia as a result of the excessive blood loss. While it may take several months for the periods to slow, the bleeding will become lighter in most patients. There are also some patients who completely stop having periods.
Periods Become More Regular
Those who continue to have periods will find that they are more regular. This means that you won’t have to worry about spotting or bleeding between periods, which may be something you are dealing with now. You will be able to plan on your period occurring every month, though it will likely be lighter than what you are currently experiencing.
For many, endometrial ablation can be extremely beneficial because their period proves more than an inconvenience. Patients who suffer from extensive bleeding during their period may find it disrupts their entire lives. In fact, some women may bleed through pads or tampons in just a few hours, making it difficult for them to go out while they are on their period.
If you have heavy or long-lasting periods, it’s a good idea to discuss endometrial ablation with a medical professional. For more information on this procedure, get in touch with the Women’s OB/GYN Center in Pasadena and Webster, TX and schedule a consultation today! Our caring professionals will be happy to explain the process in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to book your appointment!