Endometrial Ablation Specialist in Austin, TX

Heavy Menstural Bleeding Specialist in Austin, TX

Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common problem and one for which many people seek help. At Women’s Health Domain in Austin, Texas, adjacent to the Domain in North Austin, our highly skilled doctors perform ablation to treat heavy bleeding. Ablation can provide relief from your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Call the office or schedule a consultation online to learn more about ablation today.

Endometrial Ablation Q & A

What is Endometrial Ablation?

Ablation, or endometrial ablation, is a minimally invasive procedure to treat heavy menstrual bleeding, also known as menorrhagia During the procedure, your OB/GYN at Women’s Health Domain uses a tool that heats and destroys the endometrial lining of your uterus. The reduction of the endometrial lining reduces the severity of menstrual bleeding and may eliminate menstruation for some patients.

Am I a Candidate For Endometrial Ablation?

The team at Women’s Health Domain in Austin, TX determines if you’re a candidate for ablation after a consultation. They may consider you a candidate if you have heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) that:

  • Causes anemia
  • Lasts longer than 7 days
  • Interferes with your daily activities

Ablation isn’t recommended for women who:

  • Are post-menopause
  • Suffer certain uterus conditions
  • Have cancer of the uterus
  • Are considering pregnancy
  • Have a pelvic infection (testing is suggested before treatment)

Ultimately, each woman’s condition is different, and a consultation is required to diagnose your issues and create a treatment plan.

What Happens During Endometrial Ablation?

Endometrial ablation is a minimally invasive treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding we offer in Austin, TX. The endometrial ablation specialists at Women’s Health Domain may perform the procedure at the office or an operating room. The team places an intravenous (IV) line in your arm to administer medication that reduces pain and helps you relax. Your OB/GYN may also apply a numbing agent to the lining of your uterus. Then, they insert a special wand into your vagina and advance it to your uterus. The wand emits heat or cold energy that destroys your endometrial tissue. The procedure is quick and relatively painless. After the ablation, your provider sends you to the recovery area for monitoring before sending you home.

What are the Risks of Endometrial Ablation?

Endometrial ablation is a relatively safe procedure however there is always the chance of complications with any medical procedure. Some of these include:

  • Tear to the uterine wall
  • Infection
  • Allergic reaction
  • Bowel tears

It is important to remember that pregnancies after ablation are not recommended as they can be dangerous for both the mother and fetus. It is necessary to take steps to prevent pregnancy after ablation.

What Can I Expect Following Endometrial Ablation?

You may have some discomfort following your ablation. The team recommends you arrange to have someone drive you home after the procedure and plan to take it easy the rest of the day.

You may have bleeding for a few weeks following your ablation, with the heaviest bleeding during the first three days. Once you recover from your ablation, you should experience significant improvements in your period. The ablation lightens your menstrual bleeding, improving your quality of life.

Call the office or book online today to learn about ablation at Women’s Health Domain in Austin, TX.

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