Hello everyone: I am 30 years old with NO kids and have never had a scare of being pregnant and me and my husband (at the time) tried for 5 years with no success. Since I was 22 I started having heavier and more painful periods along with "spoting" when I am ovulating. My "normal" month can be (start my period for 5-9 days then be off for 7-9 days and then start spotting for 3-5 days and stop for 7-9 days and then start the whole process again) My periods can last any where from 5-9 days depending on when my body actually wants to release the blood instead of just a thick brown discharge. During the "3rd" day of my period I can go through a "regular" pad in 2 hours and it is very painful, I pass large blood clots and I have lowerback, pelvic and leg cramps for the entire day. It can keep me from work or other social functions, I have tried birth control which works as far as lightening/shortening and decreasing my cramps to nothing. But I don't want to take birth control until I start menopause, so I was thinking about a parital hysterectomy and then my bestfriend asked me if I had heard about Endometrial Ablation, so I did some research on it and I have read a number of blogs on this and other forums and for the most part it sounds like it works to an extent, I have also noticed that people that have had it done, a few years later they get severe cramping and bleeding again. Does this continue to last? Is there anyone here who has had it done 5 or more years ago and if you have how are things going for you? If you could please send me an email on your experiences it would be greatly appreciated. ***@****
I do have an appointment with my GYNO on the 23rd of February so I will be asking her also, but I just wanted to get some personal opinions from people that have had it done, thank you so much for your time.
I had Novasure ablation done in Dec 2008 as a "tag on" procedure since my GYN was already going in to remove scar tissue on the outside of my uterus. While I exp heavy periods prior to the ablation, they completely ceased after. That said, the other symptoms following the ablation, especially now where it's suspected that I have substantial intra-uterine scarring (from the ablation) and uterine "nodules," if I had known it would cause this much trouble a few years later, I would have never had it done and would have continued to deal with my heavy periods. It was not worth it and now I need to make a decision on whether or not to have a hysterectomy.
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