How long is endometrial ablation effective?

How long is endometrial ablation effective?

How long is endometrial ablation effective?

The expected effect of endometrial ablation usually shows up in a few months and usually lasts for a longer time in most women. About 3 in 10 women will see a significant reduction in their menstrual bleeding. Nearly 50% of women who undergo this treatment will have their menstrual periods stopped permanently.

Is endometrial ablation successful?

Background and Objectives: Endometrial ablation is a minimally invasive procedure for menorrhagia. High success rates are documented with >90% of patients experiencing satisfaction.

Does endometrial ablation last forever?

The results of endometrial ablation don’t always last. After a few years, your periods may start to get heavier and longer again. If so, let your doctor know. You may need a different treatment.

What can go wrong with endometrial ablation?

Complications of endometrial ablation are rare and can include: Pain, bleeding or infection. Heat or cold damage to nearby organs. A puncture injury of the uterine wall from surgical instruments.

Do you still ovulate after an endometrial ablation?

This procedure does not affect your ovaries or ovulation. Endometrial ablation is a medical procedure recommended for women with excessive menstrual blood loss, the result of unusually heavy or long periods.

Can you get a period years after an ablation?

Will I still have periods after an ablation? About one third of women will stop having their periods after an ablation, but most women will have lighter periods. Over time, periods usually return so ablation is often not the best option for women who are many years away from menopause (more than ten years).

Do you still get PMS symptoms after endometrial ablation?

After having endometrial ablation, most women completely stop monthly periods helping to improve and relieve symptoms of chronic conditions such as PMS, irregular bleeding, endometriosis, fibroids, and uterine fibroids, and uterine polyps.