Patient Comments: Endometrial Ablation - Side Effects

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

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.

Comment from: HappyJ, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 26

This is week 3 following endometrial ablation procedure. I am still having very light bleeding. It seems the bloated feeling is a little better. I had a tubal, D and C, and ablation at the same time. The doctor had told me that I could return to work a few days following the procedure. Well, that was wishful thinking! The first 3 days, I was sore and tired, but didn't hurt too bad. Day 4 to 8, I had the worst pain in my left side. It was excruciating. The doctor said it was probably gas from the laparoscopy. Anyway, it has been a little slower at feeling good than I expected. I think the doctors need to be more honest about post-surgery recovery. It is better to be prepared. I will continue to post recovery over the next few weeks.

Comment from: MIchelleb, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 05

I had the endometrial ablation procedure done on 8/2/16. I had my period at the time. They did it in my obstetrician/gynecologist's office. They gave me a few prescriptions (Xanax, Percocet, and a shot to the buttocks). Procedure was quick, not too painful, and same as a Pap smear test. I went in at 1ish and came home by 3. I slept until the next day. I woke up fine, no pain and no period. Today is day 2 and I still feel good.


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