Question about Novasure ablation.

Cathy - posted on 04/23/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Has anyone had the Novasure ablation procedure done? Are you happy with the results? Any input would be very much appreciated!

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Milissa - posted on 10/28/2011

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I was wondering if you went through with the novasure? my dr. has recommended this for me. Ironically I also have 3 children and terible periods that last for 2 weeks every 2 weeks. Unfortunaltely everything I've read about nova sure has been negative but those posts go back to 2008-2009. I was looking for someone who has had it more recently. I am pretty scared and am not sure what to do.

Teresa - posted on 07/15/2012

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Hello ladies, my name is Teresa and I am a 42yr old mother of 4. I had all of my children csection and after my 4th they cut, tied and burnt my tubes. Anyways I had this novasure thing done because my periods became super heavy and my cramps were unbearable. The doctor put me in the hospital under local anastesia and I was out in like 4 hours, that was 2 and a half years ago and I had maybe super light spotting to nothing for a period and no cramping what so ever. Now my problem with the whole thing is within the last couple of months I have been seeing more blood, not much not even enough for me to use a maxi pad, but this month, just two days ago, I got my period back in full force with the horrible and oh so painfull cramps and I want to know why and if there is anybody else this has happened to. I know this was an alternative to the hystorectomy but I didnt think it was suppose to be a short term fix and I sure as heck don,t want to have to go thru that proceedure every couple of years just to not have to deal with all of the bleeding and painful cramping. Can anybody please give me some advise or something, I am hurting really bad!!!!!!

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Lori Beth - posted on 07/29/2015

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I had the ablation but still have periods and also had clamps on my tubes I'm scared cause I think I could be preggo ,any advice ?

Jen - posted on 01/12/2014

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So Happy. I do not have my period anymore. A lot of pain for two hours after, then I was good to go.

Cathy - posted on 04/23/2010

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My periods got heavier after my third child also.
I won't do Mirena because I get awful migraines from birth control, so nothing with hormones. I've been doing research and this sounds like what's right for me. Thank you again for your help.

Amanda - posted on 04/23/2010

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Sure...My doctor is Chyrel E. Stoner with Highlands Center for Women in Greenville, SC. Your situation sounds exaclty like mine...I also have three children, and my periods were long and heavy as well (in fact, they got worse after having my third). I didn't want to have a tubal ligation because heavier periods is a common side effect. This procedure is wonderful. Just FYI...my doctor also recommended the Mirena IUD to control my bleeding (apparently, many women experience lighter to no bleeding with Mirena). My insurance wouldn't cover Mirena (and I heard a few horror stories), so I went with the ablation, but Mirena might be a viable option for you.

Cathy - posted on 04/23/2010

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Thank you so much for your input Amanda. I am blessed with 3 beautiful children and my husband has had a vasectomy so more children is nit an option for us. I'm thinking about the procedure because not only do I have heavy menstruations but they last for 2 wks! I would be very happy to not have a menstruation anymore. Could you give me the name of your Dr.? Thanks again!

Amanda - posted on 04/23/2010

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I had endometrial ablation done in February...and I love it! My doctor used a different method that uses warm water instead of novasure (she said sometimes the Novasure prong won't expand all the way if you have an unusually shaped uterus or any fibroids or cysts, but the water works with everyone and produces the same results). I haven't had any bleeding with my menstruation since having the procedure, and I couldn't be happier about that. I had zero pain after surgery, and the only side effect was a little vaginal discharge for about a month (this is due to the lining of you uterus sloughing off). I'm sure you know this already, but you don't need to have this done unless you are absolutely sure you don't want to have anymore children. Pregnancy after having Novasure can be life-threatening for both mother and baby. To summarize: I would highly recommend endometrial ablation to anyone who want relief from heavy menstrual bleeding. Good luck!

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