Entometrial ablation

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my gynae specialist put me in to have a? entometrial ablation fairly soon what I want to now is has any of you lovely ladies had one its basically the removal of the womb lining to prevcent futher periods. If so do any of you know if you go straight into the menopause symptoms hot flushes etc

​things are running arond my head

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    Caroline I have never heard of this, I have been told by a friend about the marina coil - again this is news to me but she is 53 hasn't had a period in 4 years and has absolute no symptoms of menopause, has anyone else had this fitted.

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      There are so so many different things people recommend just don't know what to do.  I am goin gon holiday to Oz 2 weeks on Sunday so want to try and grin and bare it until I get back then visit doctor.  I wake every morning with headache and feeling of fear that something bad will happen, it is the worst feeling in the world.  For the past 6 months my periods have been sporadic, I didn't have one for 8-9 weeks then Tuesday it came, quite heavy for 2 days today seems very light, I can deal with the period part of it,its the physcological part of it I am finding so difficult, and have started having a few glasses of wine each night to relax me, I know its not the answer but it helps at the time, wish we could just find a miraculous cure x

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    May I ask why you're having this done?

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      Are you still bleeding heavily? I have fibroids but this wouldn't be reason enough to have such a procedure done. If you're still bleeding heavily then the ablation is the only procedure that will stop it. I also bled for many months & my gynecologist didn't worry about it. It wasn't until I was just barely bleeding that she decided to do a D & C. So are you still bleeding heavily?

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      No I stopped now for nearly 4 weeks but I get very anaemic I think thats why they are insisting I go ahead, as I spoke to my GP as well to see if I still need to go ahead
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    Caroline I had ablation done about 2 yrs ago best thing I ever did no bleeding since op. I was peri before it and still am!
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    Uterine ablation might be a trend here in the US.

    My New England doctor offered it to me when he was "already in there" removing a benign uterine polyp.  He suggested it for convenience since bleeding from my period would almost cease afterwards. I wasn't having heavy periods and have no fibriods. But sometimes men think they are us a favor by 'cleaning house.' I declined because I wanted to be able to better monitor my peri symptoms without surgical modificiation.

    However, my friend Maria was in your situation. She was bleeding very heavily from fibriods-- so heavily she was anemic and had trouble functioning at work. (Bleeding through pads and pads in a single day.)  After the ablation she was able to return to being her regular self; her anemia went away and she had energy.  And because she had more energy and wasn't always planning for an 'accident,' she felt more normal. 

    Caroline, it sounds like you are in my friend Maria's circumstances. My doctor and Maria both assured me it wasn't a painful procedure. And Maria's dramatically increased quality of life was impressive. 

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      She has fewer peri symptoms than me, for sure after her procedure! I think the course of menopause or the journey through peri isn't altered by the procedure. Just the fibriod bleeding and the anemia. Maria was also getting really bad gastric symptoms from the iron supplements she had to take for the anemia. The ablation fixed that and her stomach pain and constipation went away. She's eating right and not in pain.

      Now Maria has only periodic hot flashes and some sleeplessness.She still gets a period every 45 days or so, but it only lasts for about 24-36 hours and barely stains a pad. 

      Maria is a much more positive person generally than I am (and 5 months younger--which she never fails to remind me! biggrin) and has less health anxiety than I do.

      Once the bleeding got under control and her anemia resolved she returned to being her normal, superwoman self--mom of 4 and dynamo custodian who works second shift. I feel a right slug around her now!

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    I was having heavy bleeding and the doctor put me on norithesone tablets (prostegen tablet) i was referred to a gynacologist and they did all the ususal test, scans, hysteroscopy biopsies and blood test. I have been offered the coil, an ablation, however i have decided to stay on the tablets as at the moment tehy are working for me.

    Good luck, let us know how you get on

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    I had the ablation for heavy bleeding. It won't put you into menopause at all because if you still have your ovaries you will still have hormones. If you only have the ablation nothing will change other than the bleeding. For me though the ablation helped some. Some women never have bleeding again. Some its better and some it doesn't do a thing. It just depends. For me I went from very heavy bleeding to medium bleeding. 

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