Has anyone had a endometrial ablasion?
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    Default Has anyone had a endometrial ablasion?

    Since you were also so awesome with my mammogram questions

    Today (along with my mammo) I had my yearly exam (I know, so much fun in one day!). Anyway.... my periods are super heavy and long (8 days or more) and I am on the pill to control regularity (or lack of ???)

    I had a U/S last year which showed I have a polyp and fibroids. She believes these to be causing the crazy heavy cycles. She has suggested meeting with a surgeon to find out what options I have. I don't really want to have a hysterectomy due to the healing time and *major surgery* but I think an ablasion might be an option

    Would love to hear any experiences out there.

    Thanks!

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    I had one several years ago for the same reason. It was an out patient procedure. It stopped my cycle for over two years. When it returned it was much lighter and only lasted about a year and then it went away. Procedure doesn't cause much pain at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWHISNANT View Post
    I had one several years ago for the same reason. It was an out patient procedure. It stopped my cycle for over two years. When it returned it was much lighter and only lasted about a year and then it went away. Procedure doesn't cause much pain at all.
    Thank you. That is encouraging

    I have a meeting set for Monday for a consult.

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    Default I so understand...

    i to have huge long periods to the point i have been rushed to the er in an ambulance becausde the first time i thought i was hemmorhaging....and some months are better than others but lately they are all bad...the doc was gonna put me on medication for it but i was hesitant to put that stuff in my body.....so i suffer with the long heavy cycles....the doc has mentioned this procedure if it keeps up i keep praying that i will go through menopause and it will go away on its own....as i sit here typing the dreaded time of the month has started once again...yuck....

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    I had one over 20 years ago. I had a blood cyst burst which landed me in the ER and then the OR, and overall it was not a pleasant experience. I had full open surgery, spent a week in the hospital and a month in bed after.

    HOWEVER, a good friend of mine had one just a month or so ago, and it was done endoscopicly and she was home the same day with minor pain for a few days after and that was all.

    I'm on the pill now and I have NO period at all and it is heaven.
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    I am so glad I am not only in the crazy heavy periods. This is just a consult and I will have lots of questions for sure.

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    I had this proceedure about 5 yrs ago. Twilight anesthesia which I was a little nauseated from. Cramps for a couple of days, but nothing like monthly. I have never looked back. Had 1 very light period and then nothing. I'm just sorry I debated for a couple of years before I had it done.

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    I had one about 4 yrs ago , due to heavy clotting and flooding...I was becoming anemic...Mine was done vaginally and it has been GREAT!!! I still have the bloating, moodiness and mild cramping ...just a little bit of spotting, but that is it...I would do it again in a heartbeat. I am a hairdresser , so I stand all the time. Had it done on a Friday and was back at work on a Tuesdayl. I would highly recommend this. Good luck!!!

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    Your stories are encouraging! My Dr recommended this about 9 months ago. I even went through the consult but didnt do it. So I am still going through the ridiculous periods. The thing that scared me was the risk of a puncture during the procedure and needing a full hysterectomy . I see not one of you experienced that! That is encouraging.

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    I had one (balloon ablation) done years ago & it was one of the best things to happen to me. I got my life back. No more fear of standing up, getting out of bed and I can leave the house without worry. I know you know what I'm talking about.

    I was pretty uncomfortable (cramping) right after surg, they gave me a better pain med that made life wonderful, went home and had quick recovery.
    If you go for it I hope your results are as great as mine.




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    Ok... so today they sent me a bunch of forms to fill out.

    Anyhoo... I am wondering what to expect at the constulation. I was just expecting to talk with the Dr. Is there an exam. I *just* had my annual on Monday and I not really in the mood for another :/

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    Hi. My OB Gyn performed this for me in her office "procedure room" with IV sedation.
    I had to have an Endometrial biopsy first (which was pretty uncomfortable for a few minutes), and also a uterine ultrasound performed transvaginally. These tests were performed at the same visit one week prior to my ablation.
    The day I had a thermal ablation performed, I had very bad cramps the night of the procedure, popped a few percocet, went to sleep.I got up and went to work ( as a nurse on my feet ) the next day without any pain- just tired from the drugs.

    I had a little bleeding for about a week, and then clear discharge for a few weeks

    My procedure was done summer 2009 and I have not had a period since. It was worth it for sure!!!

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    I had a biopsy and u/s last year....wonder if they again. not sure I am up for all that again

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    Oh my ,the biopsy really hurt. I might be a big wimp but if I had to do it again I'd take a pill or something. I would guess they would do it again just to make sure nothing changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nodmicks View Post
    Oh my ,the biopsy really hurt. I might be a big wimp but if I had to do it again I'd take a pill or something. I would guess they would do it again just to make sure nothing changed.
    Yeah, not sure I am up for that.

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