Has anyone had an Endometrial Ablation procedure for chronic bleeding? I had this done 3 months ago and have had severe cramping since the procedure in September. My dr did an ultrasound to make sure that I didn't have a perforated uterus which I did not. I am thinking that they had to dilate me to a huge extent b/c my uterus and uterine cavity are extremely small in order to procede with the procedure. Ever since then I have experienced major cramping trailing from the top of my hip bones circling around the hips underneath my bottom in a 360 degree circle. Could the pain be from the dilating of the uterine cavity? I am still having to take pain meds (1/2 hydrocodone) at night or after walking on the treadmill due to the pain from the procedure. I have had CFS for over 20 years and I know that any operation or procedure produces great pain for my body. However, this procedure was only supposed to be a 3 week post-op recovery. Any help would be appreciated.
I personally had this procedure done a few years ago. I had some minimal discomfort for probably a week or so, and a little of spotting. But after that, no other problems. It was great to no longer have a cycle but it only lasted about 9 months and returned. The bleeding is less but I have a great deal of cycle pain because I also have endometriosis. The only cure is a hysterectomy or menopause which I'm already in a perimenopause age. I remember my doc telling me that they heat the balloon and expand the uterine cavity. And I do remember him telling me a complication could be a perforated uterus. Luckily mine went well. These symptoms do not at all seem to be normal for that procedure. I have fibromyalgia too so I know someone these type of disorders can exaggerated pain, but it should not be to that extent. I hope the did not keep that heated balloon inside too long. There is a small time frame because it could permanently burn your tissue past what is it was designed to do. Check with possibly another OB/GYN to get another opinion. I'll keep you in my prayers.
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