Novasure Endometrial Ablation
What is endometrial ablation?
Endometrial ablation is a procedure that you might consider if you bleed between your menstrual periods, have a heavy flow, or have periods that last a long time. If medicine doesn’t help, your doctor might suggest endometrial ablation. It can curb the bleeding or stop it totally.
Why is endometrial ablation done?
NovaSure endometrial ablation is for premenopausal women with heavy periods due to benign causes who are finished childbearing.
How is the procedure performed?
Novasure endometrial ablation is done at the doctor’s office.
Your doctor opens your cervix (the opening to your uterus) slightly, inserts a slender wand and extends a triangular-shaped netted device into your uterus. The netting expands, fitting to the size and shape of your uterus.Precisely measured radiofrequency energy is delivered through the netting for about 90 seconds.The netted device is pulled back into the wand, and both are removed from your uterus.
What to expect during recovery?
After the procedure, you should be able to get back to your normal activity.
You may experience few undesirable consequences:
- Delayed and prolonged healing of the skin.
You should call the office if you
- Heavy vaginal bleeding (using more than one sanitary pad per hour)
- Severe lower abdominal pain