Immediately after the NovaSure procedure, some women may experience some cramping, mild pain, nausea, and/or vomiting. Most women feel back to themselves and can resume normal activities within a day or so. Be sure to follow any instructions from your doctor, no matter how good you’re feeling.
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.
How is NovaSure performed?
NovaSure delivers 90 seconds* of precisely controlled radio frequency energy through a thin handheld wand to remove (ablate) the lining of the uterus (endometrium). This is why it is called an EA procedure. The NovaSure procedure is quick and simple.
Are you awake during NovaSure?
What will I feel during the procedure? Many doctors choose for their patients to be awake during the procedure, as NovaSure does not require general anesthesia.
Are you put to sleep for NovaSure?
The benefits of the NovaSure procedure:
One-time procedure. The procedure is quick—it usually takes less than five minutes. It can be performed in a doctor’s office with no general anesthesia.
Do they put you to sleep for endometrial ablation?
Some methods of endometrial ablation require general anesthesia, so you’re asleep during the procedure. Other types of endometrial ablation might be performed with conscious sedation or with numbing shots into your cervix and uterus.
Which is better hysterectomy or ablation?
Hysterectomy was more effective than endometrial ablation in resolving bleeding but was associated with more adverse effects. By 60 months after initial treatment, 34 of the 110 women originally treated with endometrial ablation underwent a reoperation.
Can you get pregnant 10 years after an 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 become pregnant, she should not have this procedure. Women who have endometrial ablation should use birth control until after menopause.
Can you lose weight after NovaSure?
After the procedure, will I see weight loss? Endometrial ablation does not affect a patient’s weight.
How much does the NovaSure procedure cost?
The cost of NovaSure varies by geography, insurance and other individual factors. In 2015, the average cost of an endometrial ablation procedure (without complications) was estimated to be $3,678.
What are the side effects of NovaSure?
NovaSure Endometrial Ablation 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.
Can you get pregnant after NovaSure procedures?
Can I still become pregnant after the NovaSure procedure? Because NovaSure treats the lining of the uterus, your chances of getting pregnant after the procedure will be reduced. However, it is still possible to get pregnant if you’re sexually active.
How can I stop my period permanently?
If you want to stop having a period permanently you can have a surgical procedure to have your uterus removed, known as a hysterectomy, or a procedure that removes an internal part of the uterus, known as endometrial ablation.
What procedure stops periods?
What is an endometrial ablation? 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.
Do you still get PMS after endometrial ablation?
Self-rating of PMS symptoms on a scale of 0 (none) to 10 (severe) improved from a baseline of 7.4 to a follow-up rating of 3.2 (p <. 05). The vast majority of women (35/36, 97%) reported improvement in PMS after undergoing endometrial ablation.
How long does uterine ablation surgery last?
The heat destroys the uterine lining. This procedure typically lasts from 2 to 12 minutes. Heated free-flowing fluid: Heated saline liquid is allowed to flow freely throughout your uterus for around 10 minutes, destroying the uterine tissue. This procedure is used in women with irregularly shaped uterine cavities.
Is endometrial ablation major surgery?
Endometrial ablation is a treatment for menorrhagia (abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding). Endometrial ablation is a common but major surgery with significant risks and potential complications. You may have less invasive treatment options.
Has anyone had a baby after an ablation?
Conclusion: Although rare, pregnancy after endometrial ablation is possible. Obstetric complications, such as pathologic placental adherence and fetal demise due to a small, scarred uterine cavity, have been reported.
What are the side effects of endometrial ablation?
What Are the Risks and Complications of Uterus Ablation?
- Pain, bleeding, or infection.
- Complications related to anesthesia.
- Heat or cold damage to nearby organs.
- Uterine perforation.
- Green vaginal discharge.
- High fever.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Shortness of breath.
How long does bleeding last after Novasure 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.
What is the difference between NovaSure and Minerva?
NovaSure was significantly more effective than Minerva at reducing premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms (p=0.019) and menstrual pain (p=0.003), and more NovaSure subjects (94%) than Minerva subjects (78%) were satisfied with clinical outcomes (p=0.003).
How effective is NovaSure?
It is highly effective: For 90% of people, menstrual bleeding is dramatically reduced or stopped. NovaSure® is quick: a one-time, five-minute procedure that can be done in our office, usually for the cost of a copay.
Can you still bleed after an ablation?
Is bleeding after endometrial ablation normal? Yes, vaginal bleeding for a few days is a normal part of endometrial ablation recovery. You will likely want to wear pads; do not use tampons, douche or have sex in the first few days to the first week.