An endometrial ablation is used to treat many causes of heavy bleeding that cannot be controlled with medication. This procedure is done over at St. Mary’s Hospital. Endometrial ablation destroys a thin layer of the lining of the uterus and stops menstrual cycles in many women. If the ablation does not stop menstrual bleeding it will usually reduce the bleeding to normal levels. If the procedure does not control the bleeding, further treatment may be required and this is decided by your provider.
Women should not have an endometrial ablation after menopause or if they have the following medical conditions:
- Endometrial Hyperplasia
- Uterine Cancer
- Recent Pregnancy
- Current or recent infection of the uterus
- Disorders of the uterus
- Frequent urination for 24 hours