Curing Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Building a Better Ablation

There are various technologies that GynoGab has discussed and been part of research on that are used to get a successful treatment of heavy and painful menstrual bleeding. Before making your final decision, individual consultation is the most important first step. There are often medical or hormonal imbalances that can be fixed before other treatments for instance, your thyroid. Hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid is not a common cause of heavy bleeding, about 8% of women with an overactive thyroid will report heavy periods. Hypothyroidism may cause heavy periods, and about a quarter of all women with low thyroid levels will report that their menstrual cycles are abnormal.
Once you have determined that there are no medical reasons for the bleeding that can be treated then treating the bleeding is the best option. This can be done with hormone treatments or with surgical options. In some cases a hysterectomy will be indicated.  But for many women today, the best way to both avoid hormone use and avoid a hysterectomy, is to undergo an endometrial ablation. This technique has been discussed in many posts and is the subject of debate on the frequency of long term complications. We have answered many questions about dealing with symptoms once they develop, but it is important to realize that there are some trade 'secretes' that help the procedure be well tolerated in healing as well as more successful down the line. to understand the statistics for the device you have selected, and the most successful endometrial ablations at Women's Health Practice is the use of NovaSure endometrial ablation system.

Before you undergo an endometrial ablation we advocate a three step process, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. The Evaluation has a three step process: Pelvic examination, ultrasound and laboratory tests. The second phase is diagnosis and alternatives. What is very important is the response to treatments that you have had before as part of how we evaluate alternatives. Then the treatment phase which has a three step process: pretreatment, the use of operative hysteroscopy with or without the myosure to properly handle small polyps and fibroids, and then the NovaSure ablation. It is a customized way of approaching the therapy, getting the most out of your results, and getting the best chance of success. For some women, this can be done promptly with a minimal amount of timeoff of work, for others, it will take time and it is important to be sure of whether you want the option of having children. Then the follow up phase, after your Women's Health Practice endometrial ablation, that can properly aid healing, in our practice is customized itself. We then define success in three ways: resolution of dangerous and bothersome bleeding, pain reduction and avoidance of hysterectomy.


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