For many women who have chosen NovaSure endometrial ablation in Arizona, their nightmare periods are thankfully a thing of the past. Today we’re sharing some of the most common questions we’re asked about the procedure to help you decide if it might be right for you.
Will NovaSure alter my hormones?
The endometrial ablation does not include hormone therapy of any kind, which means you may still experience some hormone-related symptoms during the month, such as PMS, bloating, or cramping. These symptoms should improve after the treatment.
Will I gain weight following endometrial ablation in Arizona?
NovaSure will not cause weight gain following the procedure. Women who do experience weight gain are likely to be experiencing hormone-related weight gain or bloating.
Does the blood accumulate in my uterus?
The endometrial ablation demolishes the lining of your uterus, which is what women shed during their monthly cycle. With no lining to shed, there is no buildup of blood or anything else in your uterus.
Can I still have children following endometrial ablation in Arizona?
Although you can theoretically still get pregnant after having the procedure, pregnancy should be avoided. NovaSure is typically recommended for women who do not want any more children.
Can I still remain on the birth control pill?
Some type of birth control is suggested to prevent pregnancy after having an endometrial ablation.
Will I be awake during the procedure?
The procedure can be performed in the doctor’s office using mild sedation and local anesthesia, or in an outpatient facility, with general anesthesia.
Can the NovaSure procedure be performed when I’m on my period?
Yes, it can be performed at any time during your menstrual cycle, even if you’re currently bleeding.
Will I have a scar?
There are no incisions and therefore no scarring.
How long does an endometrial ablation in Arizona typically take?
The procedure is quick, in fact, the average treatment time is just 90 seconds. The entire appointment can last just 10-15 minutes.
How long is the recovery period?
Most women feel normal within a day or so.
Will I be in pain?
While some women have reported various levels of pain and cramping for up to 3-4 weeks after the procedure, most women experience mild (or no) pain during or after the procedure. You may want to take an anti-inflammatory medication an hour or two before the procedure if you have a low tolerance for pain. If cramping does occur during recovery, you can also use a heating pad.
Can I drive myself home following endometrial ablation in Arizona?
You should plan on having someone else drive you home and avoid driving until the day following your procedure.
What if I experience unusual side effects after the procedure?
Call your doctor if you notice any abnormal discharge, an increase in pain or bleeding, or a fever higher than 100.4 degrees.
Will I still have a period?
It can take up to three menstrual cycles to really determine what your new and improved period will be like. Over 90% of women returned to normal, light, or no periods at all. Over 40% reported that their periods stopped completely.
Can I have sex following the procedure?
Patients should not insert anything into the vagina for two weeks following the procedure.
Still have questions that aren’t answered here? Call us today and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have about NovaSure endometrial ablation in Arizona.