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endometrial ablation

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kath111 Sun 31-Jul-11 18:55:25

Hello.I had an ablation about 10 months ago and its been ok, lighter periods but not the miracle ive heard of.Now however i have terrible pain each month and wish id never had it done.Has anyone got any information which could help.??

glasscompletelybroken Mon 01-Aug-11 08:43:38

No - but I'm having it done tomorrow so will watch this in fear!

Also - not hijacking honest but - my period has started this morning. Does that matter? I'm guessing not but I still wish it hadn't.

kath111 Mon 01-Aug-11 09:47:34

No your period won't matter.Good luck.I dont want to discourage anyone as Ive heard lots of positive things,but for me it hasnt been.The procedure is no problem at all though.

Acekicker Mon 01-Aug-11 16:03:51

Glass - I had mine done the day after I started (Novasure method) and it was fine... Search for ablation on here, there are quite a few positive stories.

Kath sorry it hasn't turned out as well as you'd hoped - could you go back and see your consultant, I was told that the procedure won't stop the pain directly but the reduced bleeding might help with the pain... Good luck, hope you get something sorted out...

glasscompletelybroken Mon 01-Aug-11 18:55:21

Thanks Ace - that's good to hear.

Kath I agree with Ace - you should def go back to the doctors.

kath111 Wed 03-Aug-11 21:45:59

Ive been back to my GP today, who said she wasnt aware of any problems, but was going to investigate.I took blog printouts and must have made her heart sink There are blogs on the net about post ablation pain-from America and Australia-.I hope all goes well and again ive seen lots and lots of positives.

glasscompletelybroken Thu 04-Aug-11 10:09:32

Hi Kath, have had mine done now and feeling OK. The surgeon who did mine said they use a different procedure now as they used to do Novasure and found that some women did suffer monthly pain afterwards - is that what you had? Sounds like Ace was OK so you are very unlucky to have this.

I have my fingers crossed for a good result and hope you can get some help with your pain issue.

kath111 Thu 04-Aug-11 15:36:02

Hi Glass.Glad yours went well.No i had microwave ablation, and only in November last year.The problems have only become serious in the last few months.Im still searching for proper research on outcomes.Sorry really dont want to worry you and im sure youll be fine.

Acekicker Thu 04-Aug-11 21:23:11

It's good that the doc listened and is going to do some research of her own Kath, I really hope you get sorted out soon.

Glad it's gone ok glass

There does seem to be a difference amongst surgeons as to which technique to use, mine only does Novasure because he felt he got better results with it...

glasscompletelybroken Fri 05-Aug-11 14:44:18

I'm feeling crap today - I know it's my fault because I've been busy but I honestly feel like crying and I can't seem to snap pout of it. maybe it's the anaesthetic, I don't know. We are going on holiday on Sunday - me DH, his kids and his mum and I am trying to do the shopping on-line to take with us and it keeps crashing. I am supposed to be dropping some stuff off at the accountants this afternoon but just can't face it. I feel so pathetic.

Acekicker Fri 05-Aug-11 17:40:30

Don't underestimate the effects of a general anaesthetic - mine knocked me for 6. As much as you can, listen to your body, rest up as much as possible (not easy with a holiday looming I suspect). It does wear off though and once it does you should feel great - certainly by the time I'd stopped feeling like someone had drained me of all my energy I was great - no pain or anything from the actual procedure...

glasscompletelybroken Fri 05-Aug-11 18:50:22

Thanks Ace - I'm usually pretty resiliant but think I just need to put my feet up for a bit!

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