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Anyone have endometrial aboulation?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I am seeking information as to the pros and cons. I read last night of major life-threatening complications on the procedure. Please share your experience.

I am having lots of blood loss, very heavy at tom.
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NICCIMC 1/12/2012 12:22PM

    I would offer this advice: google ablation and check out the message boards. I did that for a few months and came to the conclusion I didn't want to take the chance.

Another bit of advice: I took the depo-provera shot 2 times when I was 19 or 20. It really messed me up! Seriously messed me up. I am NOT the same person I was before I took the shots. I am STILL dealing with the problems I had then and I'm almost 40. No sex drive, not wanting to be touched and I almost lost every friend I had. They had an intervention with me because I didn't believe them. They said I had to get my hormones checked out and be "normal" before I was allowed to call them or come over again. ya, big time stuff.

Everyone's body will react differently to any procedure. It's like autism...if you know one person with autism, you know one person with autism. We are all different.

(I also know this comment may have come too late seeing your last prayer request. I am praying for God's will and that He will protect you.)

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EMPRESS8800 12/22/2011 1:46AM

    I had an ablasion about two years ago, before my hysterectomy. If heavy bleeding is your problem,.....I HIGHLY recommend it!!!!

The procedure itself wasn't bad, and I never had that problem again. Sadly it didn't help my pelvic pain, in fact 25 surgeries, injections, MRI/CTscans/Ultrasounds, nerve blocks, pelvic floor therapy, pain management, medication, numerous specialists (OB/GYN's - 6 to be exact, GI doctor, Urologist, Pelvic Floor PT, Reiki, BioFeedback, Massage) all ruled out the big stuff.

Back I went to this new group of GYN specialists at the recommendation of my pain management doctor who doesn't know what more he can do for me but keep me on Percocet 4 times a day.

They are the FIRST group and I've seen 4 different doctors in their office who have "checked out" whats going on, and all have made me realize that my pain is not "in my head". They are now treating me with intrabdominal nerve blocks, yes it hurts as bad as it sounds. 6 shots in total, 3 down as of today. 3 more to go..... So far I've had some lessening of pain, so its worth it.

Ask LOTS of questions, write them down before you forget, or better yet bring someone with you who can have a clear head and ask for you. DON'T give up!!!!!

Good luck. If you want to know more please feel free to message me!


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MRSSCHENCK 12/21/2011 5:25AM

    My doctor suggested the same procedure for me, but like you, I'm unsure. She also gave me the following options:
Depo Provera

Maybe you can discuss these option with your doctor before making a final decision.

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DANASEILHAN 12/20/2011 8:52PM

    This is gonna blow your mind but:

Check your vitamin A intake.

I don't mean beta carotene, I mean the real stuff.

I had heavy bleeding at TOM for three years. No insurance, scared to go get checked in any case because I didn't want to find out something was wrong with me--really stupid.

Read someplace about vitamin A being important in reproductive health, so I started taking it. Natural A, from fish liver oil.


I have since had a friend tell me she was inspired by my story to try it for herself, and she had the same results. I have *also* read about Third World doctors prescribing A for their patients with heavy and painful periods. Same results.

It's worth a shot if you're really out to avoid surgery. If it doesn't work, surgery is still an option.

And no, you won't kill yourself or destroy your liver. I got my results on 8000 IU a day. They give kids in developing countries two A capsules a year to prevent blindness and each capsule is 100,000 IU and lasts them half a year. If 100K IU doesn't hurt little kids, 8000 is nothing. But it helped me.

Good luck.

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DIVANDIVA 12/18/2011 11:08PM

    I have had at least 2 if not 3...I have had several surgeries for endometriosis - all trying to save my fertility Finally had my one and only baby at 35. Had an Opera Procedure
ctomy_alternatives.htm. After having one ovary removed and such, I finally opted for a hysterectomy by Dr. Hill before he retired. It was the best decision for me. I wish I had it done as soon as I realized I was not going to have more children. The opera procedure did not stop the bleeding - yes it was much lighter, but kind of most of the time. I think the secret to any of these is to make sure the dr. performs plenty of the procedures. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/16/2011 10:36PM

    I got this problem pretty bad as I neared menopause. About the time I was ready to have something done about it, the problem was over.

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LARRI2010 12/15/2011 9:51AM

    No experience, just emoticon that you are having problems.

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DRB13_1 12/15/2011 12:44AM

    Really depends on the CAUSE of your bleeding - fibroids may need alternative treatment. Endormetrial cancer must be treated differently.
For the select patient with no plans for future childbearing, this outpatient procedure can be very helpful.

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SHERIO5 12/14/2011 10:57PM

    Sorry you are going through this. I had similar issues a couple of years ago, but was not a candidate for the ablation procedure because of previous pre-cancer issues of the I had a hysterectomy. I have heard good and bad about the ablation from women who have done the procedure, for some it seems to be a miracle cure, others, not so much. I'm sure this is a scary time for you!

Praying that you will have a peace about your decision and get relief from your bleeding...I know it's very draining.


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ROCHELLE62 12/14/2011 8:50PM

    Never had myself, but encouraged two friends to do it--the heat ones. One friend had large fibroids and it wasn't adequate. The first appointment she went to, the doctor kept here there over 6 hrs making sure she could slow down hemorhaging or else she had to be admitted to the hospital. She went back and had the ablation a week or two later. Within a month or two she had to go back for the hyster. I asked if she regretted it, and she said it just made the decision easier as she felt like she had tried everything then. The second friend was just having pre-menopausal heavy and frequent periods. She claimed she loved it. It solved her problems, gave her very light periods and she didn't miss work. She felt like it helped her avoid surgery, or transfusions.

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PONYFARMER 12/14/2011 6:19PM

Endometrial ablation is a procedure to destroy the endometrium the lining of your uterus. No incisions are needed for endometrial ablation. Your doctor will insert slender tools through your cervix the doorway between your vagina and your uterus.

The tools vary, depending on the method used to destroy the endometrium. Some types of endometrial ablation use extreme cold, while other varieties depend on heated fluids, microwave energy or high-energy radiofrequencies.

Some types of endometrial ablation procedures can be done in your doctor's office, while others must be performed in an operating room. Factors such as the size and condition of your uterus will help determine which endometrial ablation method is most appropriate.

By Mayo Clinic staff

Hope that helps.

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ALISHAB3 12/14/2011 4:46PM

    I did have a similar procedure when I was 19 (had the endometriosis at that age.) and it worked really well. I was just tender and sore for a few days. They do put you out with some anesthesia, so its not too bad.

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NATPLUMMER 12/14/2011 4:12PM

    Sorry, no experience. But there is always the risk of complications with any procedure.

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APIRLRAIN888 12/14/2011 4:09PM

    Sorry no experience, no idea

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SUSIEPH1 12/14/2011 3:52PM

    I had a total Hysterectomy in 1998, only two months after a massive heart attack ..
I recovered really well and have never had any problems since!!
Hugs Susie
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