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Heavy menstrual bleeding, also known as menorrhagia, can cause pain, discomfort, and inconvenience for the many women who experience it. In some cases, heavy bleeding can be so severe that it can interfere with your normal activities or lead to health concerns, such as anemia.

At the Women’s Health Group, we offer a procedure known as an endometrial ablation. An ablation is surgery that destroys the lining of the uterus, reducing or even stopping menstrual flow — helping women regain their comfort and wellness.  

Why Is Ablation Done?

Endometrial ablation is often done to treat heavy periods or menorrhagia, which is the medical term for periods that are excessively heavy or long. It is usually done in women who have completed childbearing and do not wish to have any more children. It is not recommended for women who are pregnant or want to become pregnant in the future.

Ablation may be used to treat:

Unusually heavy periods
Prolonged menstrual bleeding
Painful menstrual cramps
Anemia from blood loss

Signs and Symptoms of Menorrhagia

Menorrhagia, or abnormally heavy periods, can significantly impact a woman’s life. Though the pain and discomfort are not constant, the excessive blood loss can lead to long-term impacts such as anemia.

Many women have heavy bleeding from their first menstrual period. For others, heavy periods may develop over time. It’s important to discuss heavy menstrual flow with your doctor, especially if it is new or causing you issues.

Some of the symptoms women with menorrhagia may experience include:

  • Changing pads or tampons every hour for more than one day
  • Passing large blood clots
  • Changing pads at night
  • Periods that last longer than seven days
  • Missing out on activities because of cramps or heavy flow
  • Feeling tired or short of breath

How Does Ablation Work?

Several different methods can be used to perform endometrial ablation, and the specific technique we choose will depend on various factors, including a woman's medical history. Some of the methods we use for endometrial ablation are:

  • Generating heat with laser or radiofrequency energy
  • Freezing the endometrium using a cryoprobe
  • Removing the endometrium using a small scraper or a brush

Regardless of the specific method used, endometrial ablation is typically performed on an outpatient basis. It is usually done under local anesthesia and takes less than an hour to complete.

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Are heavy periods causing you discomfort? The experienced team at Women’s Health Group can help. Reach out to schedule an appointment to discuss if endometrial ablation is right for you.
What is endometrial ablation?
Endometrial ablation is a medical procedure that involves destroying the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. This is typically done to reduce or stop heavy menstrual bleeding.
What are the types of endometrial ablation?

There are several types of endometrial ablation, including:

  • Thermal ablation, which uses heat to destroy the endometrium
  • Hydrothermal ablation, which uses a combination of heat and water to destroy the endometrium
  • Radiofrequency ablation, which uses radio waves to destroy the endometrium
  • Cryoablation, which uses extreme cold to destroy the endometrium
  • Laser ablation, which uses a laser to destroy the endometrium
Who is a candidate for endometrial ablation?
Endometrial ablation is typically recommended for women who have heavy menstrual bleeding that is not due to other underlying conditions, such as uterine fibroids or hormonal imbalances. It is generally not recommended for women who want to have children in the future, as it can damage the uterus and make pregnancy more difficult.
What are the risks of endometrial ablation?
As with any medical procedure, endometrial ablation carries some risks. These may include bleeding, infection, and damage to the uterus or nearby organs. In rare cases, the procedure may cause the uterus to perforate or the cervix to become damaged.
Is endometrial ablation permanent?
Endometrial ablation is generally not considered a permanent solution for heavy menstrual bleeding. While it may reduce bleeding or stop it altogether, it is not uncommon for bleeding to return over time. Some women may need to have the procedure repeated if their symptoms return.