Table of Contents
- 1 Can you have a uterine ablation while on your period?
- 2 How long does it take to recover from endometrial ablation?
- 3 Can you get pregnant after having your tubes tied and an ablation?
- 4 What is the difference between D&C and ablation?
- 5 Is an endometrial ablation painful?
- 6 Is endometrial ablation the same as a D&C?
- 7 What to do if you get your period after a D & C?
- 8 How is the cervix cleaned during a D & C?
- 9 When to go to the GYN for a D & C?
Can you have a uterine ablation while on your period?
You may decide to have endometrial ablation if you have heavy or long periods. You may also have it for bleeding between periods (abnormal uterine bleeding).
How long does it take to recover from endometrial ablation?
Your doctor inserted a device into your uterus to destroy the lining. You may have cramps and vaginal bleeding for several days. You may also have watery vaginal discharge mixed with blood for a few days. It may take a few days to 2 weeks to recover.
Can you get pregnant after having your tubes tied and an ablation?
Although rare, pregnancy can still occur after both tubal sterilization and endometrial ablation. The resulting pregnancy is often complicated by ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, and adherent placenta. Endometrial ablation is not a contraceptive.
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.
Can periods return after endometrial ablation?
There is always the slight possibility that your heavy periods may return after having endometrial ablation. An Endometrial Ablation removes the lining of your womb. In some cases post-operation, patients have reported continuance of a period. However, this is rare, and they typically are lighter.
What is the difference between D&C and ablation?
For a D&C, you may have some light vaginal bleeding for several days. For an endometrial ablation, you can expect light/tan colored vaginal discharge for several weeks after the procedure. You may have some cramping for 2 to 3 days after surgery.
Is an endometrial ablation painful?
The chances that you’ll get hurt during an endometrial ablation are low.
Is endometrial ablation the same as a D&C?
An endometrial ablation is a procedure to remove the lining of the uterus to reduce bleeding. Rest or do quiet activities for the rest of the day. You may take a bath or shower the next day. For a D&C, you may have some light vaginal bleeding for several days.
Which is better hysterectomy or ablation?
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.
Does an ablation cause weight gain?
Endometrial ablation does not affect a patient’s weight.
What to do if you get your period after a D & C?
If you experience the following symptoms after a D&C, call your healthcare provider immediately. They could indicate a complication and require prompt medical treatment. A small number of people develop Asherman’s syndrome, which can prevent a normal period and cause pain or infertility following a D&C.
How is the cervix cleaned during a D & C?
During a D&C, you lie on your back and place your legs in stirrups like during a pelvic exam. Then the doctor inserts a speculum into the vagina and holds the cervix in place with a clamp. Although the D&C involves no stitches or cuts, the doctor cleanses the cervix with an antiseptic solution. A D&C involves two main steps:
When to go to the GYN for a D & C?
In women who are not pregnant, a doctor can do a D&C to: Stop severe vaginal bleeding – For example, a woman might have a D&C if her period is too heavy or if she keeps bleeding too much after giving birth. See also: Why Choose the GYN Surgical Institute for your Cervical Procedures? Local Anesthesia or General for a D&C
What should I expect when I have a D & C?
What to Expect When Having a D&C. If you have spinal or epidural (regional) anesthesia, you will not have feeling from the waist down. If you have local anesthesia, you will be awake and the area around you cervix will be numbed. Before the D&C, you may need to remove clothing, put on a gown, and empty your bladder.