Patient Comments: Endometrial Ablation - Side Effects

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

Comment from: Stillinpian, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 19

I had the endometrial ablation procedure done last April and I am experiencing weight gain and cramping as if I feel I need to have my period. I am bloated and have sharp pains at times. I am waiting to see my doctor to have a hysterectomy. Although this procedure was done on my sister 9 years ago without any issues it was not good for me.

Comment from: NotCumming, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

I thank everyone for sharing. I had an endometrial ablation on November 22nd of 2016. I am feeling well, and still have a period although lighter and more manageable. My issue is that sexually I am numb post operation. I had no issue reaching 5 or 6 times great climaxes every single time, my husband had it down to a science. Now they are light little flutters that barely count, and they take some work to achieve. Also I asked my doctor and he stated that this was psychological which I think is bologna. I was sick with heavy periods, menorrhagia for 10 years. I would not have done this surgery had I known this was a side effect. I am strongly evaluating seeking legal counsel

Comment from: MelissaMommyto5, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 28

I'm 6 days post endometrial ablation and had a super-fab recovery thus far. I took pain medication immediately upon dismissal from the hospital and again 6 hours later just anticipating waves of uncontrollable pain, but it never came (yay for catching a break finally). Thus far the watery discharge is the primary side effect and it isn't problematic levels, I'd take it any day over bleeding clots the size of pinkie fingers. I was very discouraged pre-operation about the number of unsuccessful cases I had read about, but I'm hopeful that this less-invasive procedure can prevent the need for a hysterectomy at 41. Good luck everyone!

Comment from: Lea, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 21

I had endometrial ablation done 3 weeks ago. I had slight cramping when I woke but that's about it. I bled for about 3 days then had the discharge. About 10 days later I started bleeding again and it hasn't stopped. I'm hoping it will stop soon as I'm feeling very lethargic so I've had to start taking iron tablets.

Comment from: Michelle, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 07

I'm on day 12 after NovaSure endometrial ablation. I thought things were going well though I did contact my doctor on day eight to say the discharge was so foul smelling. He wasn't concerned. Last three days have been awful. I have pain and bloating. Discharge seems worst in the night, I'm having to get up two to three times to change pads. I was hoping I could get back to work but just don't know at the moment. C-section was easier than this.

Comment from: kellykel1124, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 07

I had the endometrial ablation a little over a year ago and I have worse periods than I had before. I have bleeding all month long and only a few days with no blood at all. This is awful. I went back to my doctor who said that all of my lining did not get removed from the ablation and that is why I am having the bleeding all month long.

Comment from: rscarrett, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 30

I had the NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure 3 years ago and haven't bled since. I have limited symptoms of having a period also. I had a thyroid issue and am 42 and am pre-menopausal but other than that have had no issues.

Comment from: Katthebrat18fl, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 27

I had the Hydro ThermAblator System done August 31st, 2016 so I am only 23 days post-operation. I was diagnosed as pre-menopausal and was taken off birth control to see if that would rectify it (I just turned 33 and have 2 kids both delivered through C-section). It did not help and so I had a tubal just in case (due to health problems I do not want more kids) but that started to cause painful periods and heavy bleeding whereas before I had normal flow, and every 28 days. A hysterectomy would take me out of work for at least 2 weeks. So I went with the endometrial ablation as they stated it would only be a day or so out. Well, I woke after the procedure and the pain was killing me (and I'm not a wimp, I'm tattooed all over)! I had Percocet, fentanyl, Valium, tramadol, and a shot, while I was still sleeping, of Motrin directly to the uterus. I don't know if it is because I am a redhead and they say we are more pain intolerant but I am glad that is over with! And it was only my left side, not the right side at all. I went home with a prescription for more Percocet and slept the rest of the day. I had Percocet as directed for 2 days after that and then the pain finally receded. Then the discharge started. First they said that I would have just a watery discharge, which was correct, but now it has morphed into an orangey-yellow sometimes pink tinged substance. Basically the healing process. My mother had the same thing done when she was my age (for same reasons, apparently it is hereditary for us) and stated hers lasted 6 to 8 weeks long. So right now it might last a couple months, but I am so happy that when I was due for my period this month I did not have one. It was more pink-tinged but no actual blood. I still had the cramps associated with menstrual times but nothing like before. I am hoping that this nasty thing goes away and finishes healing soon and that I can continue to be period free.

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