Patient Comments: Endometrial Ablation - Side Effects

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

Comment from: Middle aged woman, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I had the endometrial ablation a year ago. I first experienced bad period pain with a little discharge and this went on for several weeks then stopped. My periods were light and not that painful until 4 months down the line. My pains came back badly so did my period which was very heavy and lasted 5 days. Then I had very bad pains in the back and ovaries, and night sweats which were horrible.

Comment from: cctina, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 18

This is the best procedure to have done if you have heavy menstrual bleeding. My only regret was that I didn't have this done sooner. I had the surgery in the morning and by that afternoon I was grocery shopping. I had no side effects.

Comment from: missy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 18

I had the ablation done on July 12th, 2013. I don't regret it, however I am concerned, because I do still have at least 3 days of heavy bleeding. I am also tired and weak during this time. It is definitely better than before when I couldn't even walk because of the leg pain, lower back pain and bladder issues. It fixed all of that, but will be going in a couple of days to see why there is so much bleeding.

Comment from: unknown, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I had an ablation this last June because of heavy bleeding every other week. I also had a tubal ligation. The surgery went very well; I had normal recovery with slight discharge for about 10 days. I had no periods for 3 months (13 weeks) but now I am having a period every 3 weeks bleeding, cramping etc.

Comment from: TyandAF, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I had a dilation and curettage (D&C), hysteroscopy, and NovaSure endometrial ablation done 8/20/2013, and I'm so happy my doctor suggested this procedure. After suffering for many years with heavy clot-filled painful periods, I was at the end of my rope. I had the procedures in the same-day surgery part of my hospital. I experienced some cramping after I went home after 3 hours in recovery. I was given Motrin 800 and Tylenol with Codeine #3. I haven't bled since the small bit of spotting the day of surgery. I did have 2-3 days of lower back and hip pain but besides that I feel great and consider my surgery a success! I know it's only been 3 weeks but I feel over the moon.

Comment from: nessagarza4, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I had my endometrial ablation almost 2 weeks ago. The recovery room pain in my abdomen was worse than my C-section. I spotted a few days and had a foul smell for which they prescribed two antibiotics. I bled 3 weeks of every month with extreme bloating. I can say that the bloating has gone down and now the smell and bleeding stopped. My real concern is I have NO sex drive. I was a very sexually active person with my hubby and now I'm moody and have no drive.

Comment from: Happy Me, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 12

Eight months post endometrial ablation, I can't tell you the difference in my life. Very easy post op experience, minimal bleeding, and cramping, just sort of laid around most of the day. The next day, I got up, walked about 2 miles, no more cramping, slight bleeding (less than 1 mini pad/2 hours). Ran a few errands, some work from home, and got ready for next day at work. Next 2.5 weeks, slight spotting but that was it. I was so anemic for the last year, blood transfusions, platelet transfusions and monumental fatigue and pain, I feel this procedure saved my life. Eight months later, I'm a new woman. No more periods, so much more energy, my hair and skin is so much healthier, it's life changing. Why did I wait?

Comment from: Lince, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 13

I had the endometrial ablation 7 years ago and I have to say it's the best decision I have ever made! No more periods whatsoever and my hormones appear to be a whole lot better too.

Comment from: shelly2013, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 13

I had endometrial ablation done about 6 months ago. Everything has been good other than that I have had a yeast infection (or I thought) 3 of those 6 months, about every other month. However, I am not sure it is a yeast infection. It seems to burn worse with the over the counter yeast infection medicine, the last one especially. I am worried that there is more going on.

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