Endometrial Ablation

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This procedure can be used alone or in combination with myomectomy for women whose primary symptom is heavy periods. Endometrial ablation doesn't remove the fibroids, so they can continue to grow and cause symptoms.

Endometrial Ablation Procedure

In endometrial ablation, a small instrument is placed through the cervix into the uterus. Heat or another energy source then destroys the uterine lining.

This procedure can be done in an outpatient setting. Most women return to work in two to seven days. In prior clinical trials, 30% to 45% of women stopped bleeding completely after their ablation procedure.