Patient Comments: Endometrial Ablation - Complications

Did you experience complications of endometrial ablation? What happened?

Comment from: CH, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 20

I had the endometrial abation procedure done 3 weeks ago. I do have spotting and wear a light pad every day. I am assuming this will go away after a while. About 2.5 weeks after, I had sex for the first time and it was painful, I never ever had painful sex before this. The next day I woke up with extreme pain (down there) and super painful when urinating. I assume I have an infection somewhere. I called the doctor's office and he is giving me 2 prescriptions Bactrim and Pyridium. I have to call office in 2 days if the medications don't work. I hope it does. I do look forward to not having heavy periods, I am almost 55 and do look forward to resuming my sex life.

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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: chrissy11, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 10

After 6 weeks after my endometrial ablation, I am healed. No more leakage, I had sex and it wasn't painful! I also would have gotten my period 3 days ago in the real world, but have nothing! Yeah, I think the healing time is about 6 to 8 weeks. Give it time. My doctor said 2 to 4 weeks, take the extra month.

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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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