Patient Comments: Endometrial Ablation - Side Effects

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

Comment from: jennifer, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 04

My uterus perforated after endometrial ablation and grew to my colon! It was the worst pain to ever endure, and they do not tell you this can happen! I had to have a hysterectomy and lost everything!

Comment from: Yellagirl, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 28

These reviews are making me very nervous, I just had my ablation done a week ago and I am still bloated and if I sit too long without back support my back starts hurting. I am concerned now if I made the right decision to have this done, I hope that I am one of the success stories but it doesn"t look like many people have had such luck.

Comment from: bonbon, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 29

I just had the endometrial ablation done a week ago. I'm feeling a little crampy, no bleeding after the first two days but I do notice after urinating there's a strong pungent odor.

Comment from: worriedmom, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 27

I am a 29 year old female. I had an ablation done 5 years ago due to very heavy and horribly painful periods. I hadn't had any bleeding or pain until about two months ago. Now I get some of the worst pain I have ever had and I am bleeding like a normal period. I also have some of the worst back pains I have ever experienced. I called my doctor to make an appointment and after explaining what was wrong, they scheduled me to see their gynecological oncologist. I am very scared and nervous to find out something is wrong.

Comment from: eir0903, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

I'm a 48 year old female who had an endometrial ablation in 12/2006 with no periods until September this year. I have been experiencing pain 10 in a scale of 1/10. In September I had a period for 1 hour with huge pain, in November for 1 1/2 week and on and off spotting with huge pain. December was with no pain. I had biopsies, D & C and a PAP smear and they all came back normal.

Comment from: 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 19

I am 4 months post operation. The first 30 days were not so fun, I had bleeding and I was leaking fluid almost like I was urinating myself. After 30 days the smelly fluid stopped and I have not had a period since. I can tell when I should have my period related my moods etc. Since surgery I have lost 20 lbs. I hope that my periods continue to stay away.

Comment from: Hurts like Hell, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

I received an endometrial ablation in 2010 because of extreme bleeding and menstrual cramps. It is 2013 and I have been experiencing the worst menstrual cramps I have ever had. I have to have prescribed narcotics every month and still cannot function for 3 solid days during cycle. I am 45 years old and never thought I would wish for menopause. My doctor now advises me to get a hysterectomy, but I don't have insurance. I have fibroids and my symptoms are getting worse each month. For the last two months I have started vomiting. If the ablation contributed to this I hope my testimony will help the medical researchers to find out.

Comment from: Flipper9496, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I had an endometrial ablation using NovaSure and a tubal ligation about 9 days ago. So far, no real issues to report. The pain was bad the first night but nowhere near the cramping I had during my period. I am able to do anything right now; there is very little discharge. I'm hoping when my period is supposed to begin it keeps with the status quo. Fingers crossed it will be as effective as my doctor says its supposed to be.

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

I'm 50-years-old and 6 years ago I had the endometrial ablation and I have been period and pain free since.

Comment from: Went well so far, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I had my tubal and uterine ablation March 4, 2013 due to not being able to function during my menstrual cycle. I recovered quiet quickly. I spotted maybe a week. I haven't had any problems since - no cramping, no bleeding at all, BUT just this month I believe I have a yeast infection. I'm not sure if this is due to the ablation.

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