Are you suffering from very heatvy and/or painful periods?
Do you have to organize your life around your periods?
If you are finished bearing children, you may choose to have an endometrial ablation after we have diagnosed the cause of your heavy and/or irregular bleeding. An endometrial ablation can be conveniently done in the office with a oral pain medications and a paracervical block.
Prior to an endometrial ablation, we will need to assess the cause of your bleeding to make sure that you are a good candidate with an excellent chance of success. This evaluation will include an ultrasound and/or a sonohysterogram and an endometrial biopsy.
When you arrive for your endometrial biopsy, we will have you take a pain medication at the office. We will then give you a nice, soft gown. We will check your vitals and then take you into our procedure room. I will place an appropriately sized speculum and numb your uterus. I will stabilize your cervix with an instrument and then introduce a camera into the uterus. Then, the ablation will be performed. The entire procedure takes only a few minutes. All instruments are then removed and you will have time to recover before going home. Someone will need to bring you to the office, bring you home and care for you for the remainder of the day.
I have so many patients who tell me that this is the best thing they ever did! In our mother’s day, the only option was a hysterectomy. This is so much easier and noninvasive.
Call today to discuss whether or not an endometrial ablation is the right option to help you with your terrible periods.