Risks Of Endometrial Ablation?

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Are there any known risks in having an endometrial ablation?

Doctor's Answer:

Complications of endometrial ablation are very rare and are usually due to difficulty entering into the uterus through the vaginal canal. These complications include persistent bleeding, pain, and infection. Sometimes anesthesia or bleeding can cause complications. Many complications seem to be related to lack of surgical experience. This suggests that surgeons who have performed multiple of these procedures may have lower complication rates.

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Medical Author: Carolyn Janet Crandall, M.D.
Medical Editor: William Shiel, MD, FACP, FACR

Last Editorial Review: 3/7/2002

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