Patient Comments: Endometrial Ablation - Side Effects

Question:Did you experience any side effects from your endometrial ablation?

Comment from: Mary, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

I had endometrial ablation and I feel great. I did not have any pain except for a few mild cramps and have not taken any antibiotics. The best thing that ever happened to me. I woke up from surgery wondering if they really gave me surgery but since I do not have a period anymore I know they did.

Comment from: MamaLenore, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

I had an endometrial ablation and tube (not tubes because I only have one) tied on February 7th 2014. The first 30 days were pretty nasty with the bleeding and odor. I kept waiting for the bleeding to stop and it did at the beginning of March. I was so excited not to have that heavy period getting in the way. But that only lasted the month of March. Here we are in April and just out of the blue, the bleeding came back for a visit. I guess it didn"t work or maybe this will be the final period. I have some cramping, bloating and a slight headache.

Comment from: tawnydawny21, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

I had my ablation done 3/20/13. Recovery time was very minimal. As a matter of fact, I was able to return to my normal daily activities the following day and I never required any sort of pain medicine. It has now been over a year and until recently I have not had any bleeding what so ever. A couple of weeks ago I noticed some spotting. It lasted for about a day and then it went away. However, I started bleeding yesterday and it seems to be pretty heavy. I have an appointment to see my doctor, but I was just wondering if anybody else has this happen to them.

Comment from: Lady T, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 26

I hand an endometrial ablation in 2009. I went through the time period of the funky discharge at the beginning. After that, everything was great until about 6 months ago. I noticed more wetness than normal. At first there was a clear discharge with no odor, nor itching. Lately the discharge is yellowish, still with no odor but now there is itching. I"m sure it"s because of the moisture. I"m about ready to scream because of it.

Comment from: sorry I did surgery, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 26

I had my endometrial ablation about 1 year ago. First few weeks I bled and had a very funky smelling discharge. The doctor said it was normal. Then I still got period for next 7 months just a little lighter. Next 4 months no period but hot flashes at the time of my cycle. Past 2 months, I have period again but with very bad cramps. I also gained 10 pounds stomach. I'm so upset at myself for not researching more on this very bad type of surgery. I'm so worried what will happen next month. I'm sorry I ever had the surgery.

Comment from: Stacie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 19

I had an endometrial ablation done in May, 2012, and had light spotting off and on for a few months. I went a year and a half with no periods. Then I started spotting every few days in late January, which began increasing in frequency, to a full-blown period that is now Day 6. I was not aware the endometrium would regrow after all this time. I am already scheduled for a hysterectomy in a few weeks, so I am not overly worried. But it is a bit surprising.

Comment from: Lady 39, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 17

I had this procedure done about a month ago, I'm still bleeding, cramping and wondering if this will be an ongoing thing. My periods were heavy before but would stop after six or seven days, but I have not stopped bleeding yet, now.

Comment from: Happy camper, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 14

It's been two weeks since I had my endometrial ablation (heat balloon). I still get a little cramping, but for the last 4 days I"ve been having a water discharge (it's almost like I"m peeing myself), there is really no smell, doesn"t smell like pee, slight color (lite yellow- white), I can"t tell if I"m suffering from a urinary infection or if its discharge.

Comment from: charlie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 14

I had endometrial ablation 3 weeks ago. Felt sore that day then great after. My stomach swelling had gone down loads and I could fit in my jeans. This week I started bleeding heavy on my period but nurse said I must give it 3 months to settle down, so will do but I've got terrible back ache, I don't know if this is because I had a spinal or if I have just sprained it or something, I've never had backache this bad before. Painkillers don't touch it. My stomach is swelling up again. I hope it works for me, I have heard good reports about ablation so still hopeful.

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