What is Endometrial ablation?

Category: Surgeries

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Endometrial ablation is the removal of the lining of the womb. Removing the uterine lining decreases menstrual flow or stops it completely.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Heavy periods 14 5
Vaginal bleeding 14 5
Abdominal cramps 9 3
Endometriosis 3 0
Iron deficiency anemia 1 1
Menorrhagia 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Endometrial ablation

Side effect Patients
Abdominal pain 1
Menstrual cramps 1
Vaginal bleeding 1

Duration

Stopped having Endometrial ablation

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 31
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 4
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1 patient evaluation for Endometrial ablation

Sep 19, 2006 (Started Sep 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for abdominal cramps)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for vaginal bleeding)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for heavy periods)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: This was the best thing that I ever had done. This procedure not only did it stop my misery and pain from periods, as well as vulvodynia, it also sterilized me, which as a childfree person, was an ultimate goal as well.

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