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Can endometrial ablation be done while on your period?
It can be performed at any time during your cycle, even if you’re bleeding. You don’t need to prepare by taking any pre-treatment medicine.
How long does a D&C and ablation take?
You can have a D&C in your doctor’s office, an outpatient clinic, or the hospital. It usually takes only 10 to 15 minutes, but you may stay in the office, clinic, or hospital for up to five hours.
How long does endometrial ablation surgery take?
How long does the ablation take? The procedure only takes approximately ten minutes, but you can expect to be in theatre and recovery for a number of hours.
Can you get a tubal ligation and ablation at the same time?
Some people choose to get sterilized (tubal ligation) when they have an endometrial ablation.
Will an ablation stop my periods?
Results. It might take a few months to see the final results, but endometrial ablation usually reduces the amount of blood lost during menstruation. Most women will have lighter periods, and some will stop having periods entirely.
Do you still have menstrual cramps after ablation?
It is normal to have vaginal bleeding for a few days after the procedure. You may also have a watery-bloody discharge for several weeks. You may have strong cramping, nausea, vomiting, or the need to urinate often for the first few days after the procedure. Cramping may continue for a longer time.
Does AD and C hurt?
You may feel a pinch and a sting with the injection. Once your cervix is numb, you won’t be in any pain when your doctor dilates your cervix. However, you may experience some cramping in your uterus when the doctor removes the lining with a curette. A local anesthetic is an option in your doctor’s office or a clinic.
What is the difference between AD and C and an ablation?
For a D&C, you may have some light vaginal bleeding for several days. For an endometrial ablation, you can expect light/tan colored vaginal discharge for several weeks after the procedure. You may have some cramping for 2 to 3 days after surgery.
What is an ablation procedure for periods?
Endometrial ablation is a procedure to remove a thin layer of tissue (endometrium) that lines the uterus. It is done to stop or reduce heavy menstrual bleeding. But it is only done on women who do not plan to have any children in the future.
Can your period come back after ablation?
There is always the slight possibility that your heavy periods may return after having endometrial ablation. An Endometrial Ablation removes the lining of your womb. In some cases post-operation, patients have reported continuance of a period. However, this is rare, and they typically are lighter.
Can I have an ablation if I have had C sections?
Share on Pinterest Women who have a classical C-section scar are not advised to undergo endometrial ablation. Endometrial ablation is not the right option for all women with problematic menstrual bleeding. The procedure is not advisable for women who are pregnant or who are considering getting pregnant in the future.
Is AD and C the same as ablation?
An endometrial ablation is a procedure to remove the lining of the uterus to reduce bleeding. Rest or do quiet activities for the rest of the day. You may take a bath or shower the next day. For a D&C, you may have some light vaginal bleeding for several days.