For women with heavy periods, an endometrial ablation may be the perfection solution to lighten menstruation or get rid of it all together. Our board-certified gynecologist at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates offer the best endometrial ablation treatments in Cincinnati through our MyFlow® program.
Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect after an endometrial ablation and the recovery process.
What is an endometrial ablation?
Endometrial ablation, such as NovaSure (theFDA-approved device used at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates), is a quick procedure that removes the inner layer of the uterine wall (endometrium).
The procedure uses radiofrequency energy to heat and ablate the tissue. With endometrial removal, most women never have periods or the periods they do get are much lighter and shorter.
What to expect after an endometrial ablation
After your endometrial ablation, you will be free to go home. Most women can return to their normal daily routine the same day or the following day at the latest. It’s not uncommon to have mild cramps and vaginal bleeding for a few days. During this time, however, you should not use a tampon—pads are the best bet to help avoid infections.
You don’t have to worry about taking different precautions for working, exercising, or consuming a certain diet. You do want to speak to your doctor about when it is okay to have sexual intercouse again. In addition, your physician will give you more specific instructions based on your needs. If you have excessive bleeding or severe pain, it is best to notify your doctor right away.
Keep in mind that endometrial ablation does impact fertility, so if you plan on having children in the future, you should look for alternative solutions to manage heavy flows.
Schedule an endometrial ablation consultation with Amy Brenner, MD & Associates
Our health experts and gynecologist provide the best endometrial ablation procedures for premenopausal women. We can also better help you understand what to expect after endometrial ablation so you are more prepared for your appointment. With our vast array of sexual wellness procedures, we can not only alleviate discomfort, but also boost confidence by helping you reach your goals.
We’re here to offer a warm, friendly environment while providing the highest quality surgical procedures and aesthetic treatments to help you look great and feel great. No matter what, we will stick with you throughout your entire journey, because your goals are our goals.
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