Stop Heavy Bleeding for Good with Endometrial Ablation
Heavy periods – sometimes called Abnormal Uterine Bleeding or “AUB” – can dramatically interfere with woman’s quality of life. Sadly, many women believe they have to “live with it” and they wait years to seek treatment.
The good news is that top Wayne County OBGYN Dr. Chadi Haddad, offers the most advanced treatments that can eliminate heavy menstrual bleeding – often with just a single outpatient treatment. If you are suffering from heaving bleeding that is making your life miserable, keep reading to learn about the top treatments for heavy bleeding offered by top Wayne County OBGYN Dr. Chadi Haddad.
What is Endometrial Ablation for Heavy Bleeding?
The endometrium is the lining of the uterus – and the part that is responsible for bleeding during your menstrual cycle every month. Endometrial ablation is a procedure that removes or destroys this lining – so that the woman experiences significantly lighter periods, or even no periods at all.
Dr. Haddad may recommend endometrial ablation if you are experiencing heavy periods or abnormal vaginal bleeding, off-cycle bleeding, or anemia resulting from heavy menstruation.
Because the lining of the uterus is necessary for a healthy pregnancy, endometrial ablation should only be performed after a woman is done having children. So, if you are suffering heavy periods but are still considering future pregnancy top Wayne County OBGYN Dr. Chadi Haddad, can offer other effective treatments for abnormal bleeding.
NovaSure Endometrial Ablation
State-of-the-art NovaSure endometrial ablation is a fast, easy, and effective treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding.
NovaSure endometrial ablation involves a one-time, five-minute procedure performed in our Dearborn Heights and Grosse Pointe gynecologist offices. This procedure removes just the uterine lining (“endometrium”) while leaving the uterus fully intact.
The endometrium is the part of the body that can cause heavy bleeding. Once this is removed, heavy bleeding stops! In some cases, NovaSure will eliminate a woman’s period entirely. Patients also report a significant reduction in painful periods and PMS symptoms such as irritability, after NovaSure endometrial ablation.
Anesthetic is used for the patients’ comfort, but no incisions are required. So, recovery is typically quick with only mild discomfort. Dr. Haddad will typically recommend over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen – but can prescribe a stronger pain medication if needed.
NovaSure is recommended for premenopausal women whose heavy periods are due to benign causes – and who are finished having children. Pregnancy following the NovaSure procedure can be dangerous. So, be sure to explore other options to treat heavy bleeding with top Wayne County OBGYN Dr. Chadi Haddad if you are still considering pregnancy in your future.
Thermachoice Endometrial Ablation
Thermachoice endometrial ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that destroys the lining of the uterus (“endometrium”) through the use of a balloon inserted into the uterus. It can be performed in our Dearborn Heights office, and the entire appointment only takes less than a half hour.
Before endometrial ablation begins, the area around the cervix is numbed, top Wayne County OBGYN Dr. Chadi Haddad looks inside the uterus with a tiny camera (hysteroscopy). Then a balloon filled with sugar water, that contains a heating element, is inserted into the uterus. The balloon forms to the shape of the uterus, while the fluid is heated to a preset temperature, allowing the surfaces to be “ablated”.
Destroying the endometrium – the portion of the uterus that bleeds every month – reduces or even eliminates menstrual bleeding. Patients go home the same day and are typically able to able to return to work and normal activities within 1 to 3 days.
The risks of miscarriage and other problems during pregnancy are greatly increased after any endometrial ablation, so patients should always use birth control following endometrial ablation until after they have gone through menopause.
Recovery After Endometrial Ablation
Recovery after endometrial ablation is generally well-tolerated, and many women can resume normal activities relatively quickly.
Most women experience some discomfort, cramping, or mild pain immediately after the procedure. Top Wayne County OBGYN Dr. Chadi Haddad will provide pain relief options, but over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen are commonly recommended and usually strong enough to manage any discomfort. It’s essential to arrange for transportation and have someone accompany you home.
Some vaginal discharge is normal and can last for a few days up to a few weeks. The discharge may include blood and mucus as the treated tissue sheds. Most women can return to their usual activities within a week. However, recovery experiences vary, and some women may need more time. In most cases, patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, or sexual intercourse for a specified period, usually a few days to a week.
Following endometrial ablation, many women experience a significant and immediate reduction in menstrual bleeding, and some may stop having periods altogether. As with any medical procedure, individual experiences will differ. Top Wayne County OBGYN Dr. Chadi Haddad will have a thorough discussion with you before the procedure to ensure that you understand the process, as well as the expected recovery journey.
Endometrial Ablation for Heavy Bleeding | Top Wayne County OBGYN
If you are suffering from heavy periods, and are done having children, schedule an appointment with top Wayne County OBGYN Dr. Chadi Haddad to see if NovaSure, ThermaChoice, or another treatment is right for you.
When you choose top Wayne County OBGYN Dr. Chadi Haddad for your endometrial ablation procedure, you will always receive the highest level of medical care, in a compassionate, nurturing and understanding environment. If you would like to say goodbye to those unbearable periods that sideline your life every month – a get your life back – schedule an endometrial ablation consultation with top Wayne County OBGYN Dr. Chadi Haddad.
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