Endometrial ablation destroys a thin layer of the lining of the uterus. Menstrual bleeding does not stop but is reduced to normal or lighter levels. If ablation does not control heavy bleeding, further treatment or surgery may be needed.
Endometrial ablation is used to treat many causes of heavy bleeding. In most cases, women with heavy bleeding are treated first with medication. If heavy bleeding cannot be controlled with medication, endometrial ablation may be used.
Endometrial ablation should not be done in women past menopause. It is not recommended for women with certain medical conditions, including the following:
This information was provided by the Amercian College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Click HERE for more information on endometrial ablation.
Sandpoint Women's Health performs endometrial ablations. Call 208-263-2173 to make an appointment with one of our highly skilled providers or click the button below to request an appointment.