Minimally Invasive Surgery for Treatment of Heavy Bleeding

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Treating Heavy Bleeding

Many women suffer from a condition known as Menorrhagia (excessive menstrual flow). For some women this condition can be debilitating and affect the quality of their lives. Most women who develop menorrhagia will experience heavy bleeding due to hormone imbalance seen commonly in the 35-50 age range. Fibroids and polyps (both of which are benign) can also cause menorrhagia. Symptoms of menorrhagia or excessive menstrual bleeding may also include cramping, pelvic pain and, in severe cases, anemia.

Dr. Campbell provides treatment for heavy bleeding using a minimally invasive surgical technique. The procedure is called endometrial ablation. It uses energy from a laser to remove or ablate the lining of the uterus. The procedure is quick, usually 2 minutes, and it is effective immediately.

Endometrial Ablation

The endometrial ablation is an in-office procedure that is recommended as an option for women suffering from heavy, painful periods. It is a less invasive and effective approach to treat excessive bleeding. For women who do not wish to become pregnant in the future, the endometrial ablation is an ideal treatment plan. Often fibroids are a common cause of heavy bleeding and pelvic pain. The endometrial ablation can be used to treat problems associated with uterine fibroids. If bleeding problems are not solved through endometrial ablation, a hysterectomy is often recommended.

What to Expect After Procedure

Most women feel little to no pain after the procedure and can return to regular activity the next day. 9 out of 10 women experience lightened to normal bleeding levels after the treatment and, for some women, menstrual periods stop completely. This procedure is also effective in reducing PMS symptoms and painful periods.