Endometrial ablation is a quick procedure that can be performed in your doctor’s Scottsdale office. It’s proven safe and effective, no hormones are required, and it doesn’t involve a hysterectomy. This procedure is one of the easiest ways to reduce heavy bleeding and dramatically improve your quality of life, leaving you free to do all the activities you love.
When considering a procedure like endometrial ablation, it is important for you to understand and consider all the other treatment options available to you. Please carefully review the information below and discuss these options with your doctor to help you determine if the procedure is the right choice for you.
So how do you know if endometrial ablation is right for you?
First and foremost, you must be certain that you do not want to have children in the future. Your uterine lining will be removed during the procedure, as this is the area in your body where the bleeding originates, and it’s essential for the development of a fetus.
It’s important to know that it is still possible to become pregnant after an endometrial ablation procedure. Pregnancy following endometrial ablation in Scottsdale is very dangerous for both the mother and the fetus so before you have the procedure be sure to talk with your doctor about contraception options.
Embarrassed to discuss heavy bleeding with your doctor?
If you’re like a lot of women, you may feel embarrassed to discuss your heavy bleeding with your gynecologist. If starting the conversation feels awkward, try one of these openers:
“I’d like to ask you a few questions concerning my menstrual cycle…”
“I’ve noticed that my periods are different than they used to be…”
“I’ve heard that a lot of women are receiving treatment for heavy periods…is this something I should consider?”
Explore all of your options.
What’s most important is that you carefully evaluate and consider all of the treatment options available and choose what you feel is right for you. Talk to your gynecologist in Scottsdale, your partner or a family member. It’s a big decision, so take your time and carefully explore all of your options.
Here’s a great way to get started. Many treatments are only temporary, while the endometrial ablation procedure and hysterectomy represent one-time treatment options. There are many factors to consider in making your decision including side effects and recovery time. For example, endometrial ablation has 26 fewer work days lost to recovery when compared to having a hysterectomy.
Endometrial ablation in Scottsdale is for premenopausal women with heavy periods due to benign causes who are finished having children. Pregnancy following the procedure can be dangerous. The procedure is not for those who: have or suspect uterine cancer; have an active genital, urinary or pelvic infection; or have an IUD. Endometrial ablation is not a sterilization procedure.
Rare but serious risks include thermal injury, perforation and infection. Temporary side effects may include cramping, nausea, vomiting, discharge and spotting.
If you are tired of fighting abnormally heavy menstrual periods, have failed or not tolerated medical treatments and desire an alternative to a hysterectomy, you are a great candidate for endometrial ablation in Scottsdale. Don’t suffer any longer – call our office today to schedule a consultation!