Patient Comments: Endometrial Ablation - Patient Experience

Did you undergo an endometrial ablation? Please describe your experience?

Comment from: KK, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 04

Even after the endometrial ablation my periods came back within 3 weeks and just a bad as before I had the ablation. I hope this is because it has only been a month and a half since I had it. But it cost a lot of money to not help at all. I hate to sound like a Debbie Downer but I wish I had been told more honest stories. My doctor said I should never bleed again hopefully. I'd be happy with light periods but here I am with very bad cramping again and heavy bleeding. I'm hoping it gets better. But that's my experience and I just had it done this year.

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Comment from: Gigi, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 26

I had fibroids and extremely heavy periods for over 5 years. I was bleeding all the time and it was starting to consume my life. I had an endometrial ablation and D and C done in November 2016 at age 48. The recovery was a few weeks, some spotting and cramping, but nothing compared to pre-surgery. I went 6 glorious months without a period and then it came back. It was 100 times lighter than before and only lasted 4 to 5 days. I would highly recommend this procedure, it gave me my life back.

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Comment from: Laney, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 23

I had endometrial ablation in February 2017. For me the procedure was very painful afterwards and it took 7 weeks for me to get back to normal. After the discharge eventually stopped I really started to feel the benefit of having the ablation. I haven't had a period since, and I feel great. I still have ovulation pain and premenstrual syndrome but it's very minimal compared to before. I would recommend ladies to consider this procedure as it has changed my life!

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Comment from: DK, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 10

Endometrial ablation changed my life! After bearing 3 children, I had periods that were so heavy and full of clots, I couldn't leave my house for a day or two. I also planned weekends away around my periods. It was very limiting and affected many aspects of my life including socializing, physical activity, travel and overall, my freedom to live to my life as I wanted to. I hesitated to take what I saw to be drastic measures but it got to the point where I felt like I needed to make a change. This procedure went seamlessly for me. After some mild cramps and light brown discharge (easily managed with just a panty shield) for approximately 8 days, my period stopped forever. I am free and making choices based on my desires and interests rather than on what time of the month it is! Truly liberating and highly recommended. Take your life back!

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Comment from: Crystal D, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 28

I had the endometrial ablation, and LEEP (loop electrosurgical excision procedure) on 4/19/2017 (last week Wednesday), and after the surgery everything seemed to be okay. I had a brown grainy, watery discharge for the first two days and then on day 3, I started seeing a bright pinkish red discharge. I am now knocking at a week's door (tomorrow will be 1 week post-surgery) and I am now having a full period. This is very discouraging and I don't know what went wrong. I'm wondering if it is because I had two procedures at once. Oh my goodness, this is very frustrating.

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Comment from: alexandria, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 21

I have read everywhere online that women who had NovaSure gained a ton of weight, I don't know if there are those out there who were the same as prior or lost any weight. I have heard nothing positive.

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Comment from: Pmd67, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 12

I had endometrial ablation a year ago. I had spotting and discharge for 6 to 7 weeks, then no bleeding at all. I am still getting menopausal symptoms, i.e., headaches, weight gain on tummy, irritable moods, etc. I understand that I shouldn't believe that I cannot now get pregnant but I feel it highly unlikely after a year of no bleeding, I'm 50.

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