Is NovaSure ablation painful?
This device extends through your cervix and into your uterus, where it can reach the lining. Depending on the type of endometrial ablation, the device sends energy, heat or cold to destroy part of the lining. The technology makes things quick and you should have minimal or no discomfort during the procedure.
How long does it take to heal from NovaSure?
Plan to give your body about 3 months to fully heal on the inside and resume its normal cycle. Then, you and your doctor should be able to tell what your cycle and your periods will be like.
What is the success rate of NovaSure ablation?
Patients who reported being satisfied with the NovaSure procedure ranged from 85.0% to 94.0%. In randomized controlled trials with other global endometrial ablation modalities, amenorrhea rates at 12 months with the NovaSure procedure ranged from 43.0% to 56.0%, while other modalities ranged from 8% to 24%.
How long does it take for uterus to heal after ablation?
It shouldn’t take you long to heal from an ablation. Most women are back to their normal routine within a few days. You may have some cramping and bleeding for a few days and a watery or bloody discharge for up to 3 weeks.
How long does cramping last after NovaSure ablation?
You may have cramps and vaginal bleeding or spotting for several days. You may also have watery vaginal discharge for around 1 to 2 weeks. It may take a few days to 2 weeks to recover.
Which type of endometrial ablation is best?
Conclusions Bipolar radio frequency and microwave ablative devices are more effective than thermal balloon and free fluid ablation in the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding with second generation endometrial ablation devices.
How long will I bleed after NovaSure 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.
What are the side effects of NovaSure?
The NovaSure procedure is not a sterilization procedure. Rare but serious risks include but are not limited to thermal injury, perforation, and infection. Temporary side effects may include cramping, nausea, vomiting, discharge, and spotting.
Does NovaSure cause menopause?
No, endometrial ablation affects only the endometrial lining preventing it to bleed. Your ovaries continue to function normally so your hormonal status is not changing and you won’t go into menopause early due to that.
Does NovaSure burn the uterus?
Saline solution is used to expand the uterus in order to look at the inside of the uterus. The Novasure device is then used to burn the lining of the uterus.
What can you not do after endometrial ablation?
To prevent bacteria from entering this area, do not use anything vaginally for two weeks – no intercourse, no tampons, no douching. It is best to avoid soaking in a tub or swimming as bacteria in the water can enter the uterus. Bleeding/Discharge: You may experience light vaginal bleeding after surgery.
What is your first period like after an ablation?
The first couple of periods after this procedure may still be a little heavy. During the first year after surgery, periods should progressively diminish. If your periods do not get lighter, after two to three cycles, contact your physician. Some women will eventually get no periods at all.
Do you still go through menopause after endometrial ablation?
How long does it take for NovaSure to work?
How long will it take to see results? It may take about 3 months for your body to fully heal. Most people have lighter periods after an ablation. Some people will stop having periods.
Which is better ablation or hysterectomy?
Interpretation. Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy is superior to endometrial ablation in terms of clinical effectiveness and has a similar proportion of complications, but takes longer to perform and is associated with a longer recovery.
Are you put to sleep for NovaSure?
The NovaSure ablation is an outpatient procedure; although, it is not performed in-office. There are options for anesthesia for this outpatient procedure; you may choose to have general anesthesia (where you are asleep) or I.V. sedation (where you are awake).
What type of endometrial ablation is best?
Does ablation speed up menopause?
What are the long term side effects of endometrial ablation?
Any bleeding from persistent or regenerating endometrium behind the scar may be obstructed. This causes problems such as central hematometra, cornual hematometra, postablation tubal sterilization syndrome, retrograde menstruation, and potential delay in the diagnosis of endometrial cancer.
Are you awake during NovaSure?
Can the lining of your uterus grow back after ablation?
Can the uterine lining grow back following an endometrial ablation? Yes. It’s possible that the endometrial lining will grow back after an endometrial ablation. However, it usually takes a long time.
Can Novasure cause early menopause?
Do I need hormones after ablation?
Taking HRT after endometrial ablation
As you still have your uterus (even if you’ve had an ablation and no longer have periods), you will also need to take a progesterone or progestogen, alongside the estrogen. This is known as ‘combined HRT.
Who should not get an endometrial 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.