What is a ovarian ablation?

Listen to pronunciation. (oh-VAYR-ee-un a-BLAY-shun) Treatment that stops or lowers the amount of estrogen made by the ovaries. Types of ovarian ablation include surgery to remove both ovaries, radiation therapy, and the use of certain drugs.

What is an ablation of the uterus?

Endometrial ablation is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding (periods). The procedure works by ablating (destroying) the tissue in the lining of the uterus, which is called the endometrium.

Does an ablation stop periods?

Endometrial ablation is a procedure that surgically destroys (ablates) the lining of your uterus (endometrium). The goal of endometrial ablation is to reduce menstrual flow. In some women, menstrual flow may stop completely. No incisions are needed for endometrial ablation.

Does an ablation stop ovulation?

Getting pregnant is dangerous for you or the baby after an endometrial ablation. You’ll still ovulate (put out eggs) and you can get pregnant. You’ll have some remaining uterus lining, which means that an egg can implant and be fertilized.

Is uterus ablation safe?

Risks. Complications of endometrial ablation are rare and can include: Pain, bleeding or infection. Heat or cold damage to nearby organs.

Who should not get a uterine ablation?

Endometrial ablation should not be done in women who are past menopause and is not recommended for those with the following medical conditions: Disorders of the uterus or endometrium. Endometrial hyperplasia. Cancer of the uterus.

Does an ablation stop your period?

Can you have a baby after uterine ablation?

Pregnancy is not likely after ablation, but it can happen. If it does, the risks of miscarriage and other problems are greatly increased. If a woman still wants to get pregnant, she should not have this procedure. Women who have endometrial ablation should use birth control until after menopause.

What are the pros and cons of endometrial ablation?

Not recommended for women still wishing to have children; it can create pregnancy complications

  • Some women may still bleed
  • Hysterectomy may still be needed in the future to stop a bleeding problem
  • Pain or infection can occur as a result of the procedure
  • Heat or cold damage to proximal organs
  • Potential puncture injury risk from the procedure
  • What are the long term side effects of endometrial ablation?

    – Postablation intrauterine contracture, scarring, and synechiae. – Postablation persistent or regenerating endometrium. – Central hematometra. – Treatment of CH and PATSS. – Ablation-resection procedures and endometrial cancer. – Prevention of CH, PATSS, and retrograde bleeding.

    Is endometrial ablation worth it?

    For many women, endometrial ablation is a good option because it is minimally invasive and avoids chronic medication use. Endometrial ablation can reduce abnormal bleeding or stop bleeding completely by destroying the lining of the uterus, or the endometrium, through high levels of heat.

    Does uterine ablation affect hormones?

    Does an ablation affect hormones? It will not affect your own hormones in any way and will not resolve hormonal symptoms like mood swings, bloating, and breast tenderness. Ablation does not provide contraception and you should not get pregnant after an ablation, so consider how you wish to prevent pregnancy following your procedure.