|Ultrasound of a Uterus with Hematometra the darkened area is the entrapped blood|
|Ultrasound of Hematometra|
|Ultrasound of the Uterus with Hematometra and Scarring that is Responsible for the Blood Entrapment|
|Thicker Uterine Scar show in the Mid-Uterus of a Woman with Hematometra|
|Not only Blood But Clots Shown Within The Uterus that Has the Blood Trapped, also called Hematometra|
|Measurements of the Hematometra Blood Within the Uterus Shown In the Other Direction|
If you have had an endometrial ablation and have developed symptoms of pelvic pain you might have post endometrial ablation syndrome. What is post-endometrial ablation syndrome? Well, gynos not always sure, but many women who do not have complete success in eliminating the lining tissue from the uterus may have some inadvertent consequences of the persistent menstrual bleeding on a cyclic basis. Remember the process of having an endometrial ablation does not change your hormones and the cycles persist as they were before. One source of the syndrome might be some pain due to the distention of the end of the fallopian tube that is closest to the wall of the uterus when it fills, or a part of the uterus fills with blood that cannot completely shed out as previously,thus producing these symptoms. Particularly if that tubal end is really a stump from a previous tubal ligation. In those cases small amounts of menstrual blood each month can accumulate in the tubal stump. Scarring and trapped blood or secretions in a pocket might cause it. If in fact there is an entrapped pocket of blood, it may be very small, or like in these pictures, it may be an area of about an inch by an inch. Ultrasound might offer a solution and be able to diagnose these pockets. In these ultrasound pictures the scarring that causes the hematometra is clearly seen as well. Other women might have a scaring of the internal structure of the uterus, for instance the cervix, preventing the outflow of what menstrual blood is produced monthly. If you do have pain, first is to try to get an accurate diagnosis. Make sure there is no infection, no precancerous problems, or ovarian condition causing the symptoms that are bothersome. which can produce pelvic pain. Once the diagnosis is made of entrapped blood, or hematometra, then you and your gyno can establish a planned solution.Often a draining procedure can be done, in some cases the best course of action is a repeat endometrial ablation. In other cases the solution will be a hysterectomy. At Women's Health Practice we help you diagnose and treat this condition if it occurs.