Patient Comments: Endometrial Ablation - Complications

Did you experience complications of endometrial ablation? What happened?

Comment from: TJ, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 17

I have been on my period for 9 weeks, heavy and clotting, and had the endometrial ablation (hysteroscopy) on Monday 6/13. The first couple of times to the bathroom, there was some blood, however the remainder of the day and Tuesday there was nothing at all. Such a relief. However, I started back to work on Wednesday and began having my period again. Much lighter than the previous 9 weeks, but still disappointing as I am still counting the days that I have been on my period and am very frustrated! I have not really had any cramping.

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Comment from: patty, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 06

I had NovaSure endometrial ablation done in July 2015. I have had no periods since procedure but all other side effects are ruining my life, depression, panic attacks, back, abdominal and leg pain, and tired all time. I think in my opinion this procedure has brought the menopause on too quick. I wish I'd never had this procedure done.

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Comment from: Fallonea, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 30

I had the endometrial ablation procedure done in June 2002 at the age 46. It took a couple months to shed the rest of the lining (blood) and time to recover. However, I've never had any additional issues and it was the best thing I've ever done.

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Comment from: 40 club, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 10

I had the endometrial ablation done on 11-13-15. After the procedure I was in a lot of pain. Once I got home was told to take four 200 mg Motrin every 4 hours for pain as needed. The pain eventually went away that night, then 2 days later the watery discharge started. First week of December I started having a lot of cramping, I didn't know if it was normal or not. I was really bloated and still am, I feel like I put on 10 pounds. I have had some light spotting which doctor told me might happen but now I got a lot of hurting in the lower part of back and bottom of stomach. I don't know if this was a good idea or not.

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Comment from: francine, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I had my endometrial ablation done almost a year ago and had no problems till today, I woke with heavy bleeding and terrible cramps. I don't know what's going on. I guess I have to go back to the doctor.

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Comment from: so depressed, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 17

I had an endometrial ablation in 2014. I've had painful cramps and a daily discharge that is awful. I have gained 15 lb. and very depressed.

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Comment from: My H, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 13

I am 38 years old and four and a half years ago, 2/2011, I had endometrial ablation done to help my severely heavy and severely cramping periods. Recovery was fine, month or two of leaking and I felt a bit menopausal for the next 9 months or so. But my periods were gone (minus the premenstrual syndrome and 'feeling like a period' without the cramps or bleeding). It was great for four years! And then I started cramping mildly once a month this March. It increased to twice a month in June and since early September, I have felt like I am having a period every week! No bleeding but heavy cramps, super emotional and diarrhea for a few days. I have seen my primary care doctor and had an ultrasound done that showed nothing. I have two children, 16 and 12, and had no pain medicines during delivery but this is like labor for weeks now! I have an appointment with my gynecologist who did the procedure in a couple weeks but everything I have read and how I feel, I will probably have a partial hysterectomy done. It was great for 4 years but now it's not worth the pain. If you are under 40 it can result in this, or sometimes not. I think it's case by case and I can't say it isn't worth trying before deciding to have a hysterectomy but now I believe that is my next choice. Happy for the 4 years of no bleeding or massive cramps but it looks like what I wanted years ago (hysterectomy) is what's going to happen. Good luck to those who have had it done but pay attention to your body and listen to it! Not a bad choice for all but it can end up this way.

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