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TVT and Endometrial Ablation

(18 Posts)
cocolepew Sun 24-Aug-08 16:07:09

Anyone had these done?

cocolepew Sun 24-Aug-08 16:22:52


singyswife Sun 24-Aug-08 16:24:58

No but am nosey, what are they??????????

cocolepew Sun 24-Aug-08 16:35:14

<<whispers, woman things>>

singyswife Sun 24-Aug-08 16:40:25

I know that I just meant what are they for??> It's okay I will google. Hope all goes well for you smile

cocolepew Sun 24-Aug-08 17:06:27

Sorry, I was being facetious blush TVT is a 'sling' to hold the pelvic floor up, so no more weeing myself. EA is having the lining of your womb burnt away to reduce heavy blood flow.

I shall be rollerbading in white trousers and trampolining in next to no time. grin

herbietea Sun 24-Aug-08 17:09:18

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cocolepew Sun 24-Aug-08 17:12:42

I'm having both done together, did you have a general anesthetic? Did you bleed much after having it done? Were you crampy after? Thanks in advance.

KatyMac Sun 24-Aug-08 17:12:50



Changed my life

cocolepew Sun 24-Aug-08 17:14:04

Really? Oh good, Did you take it easy after having it done? If so how long for?

TotalChaos Sun 24-Aug-08 17:19:28

a relative of mine had the ablation. it worked marvellously. virtually no bleeding just a week or so of a lot of discharge.

TotalChaos Sun 24-Aug-08 17:20:08

she only had to take it easy for a couple of days after the ablation, felt really well after it.

KatyMac Sun 24-Aug-08 17:21:29

No lifting for ages (much longer than a caesarian)

No driving (3 weeks??can't remember)

Be very careful on a trampoline it can pull

Sex is fine

TotalChaos Sun 24-Aug-08 17:23:45

so sounds like the TVT will be the rather more difficulty bit of the recovery, not the ablation.

oh with the ablation it was a right faff pre-op as you are meant to get hormone injections a month or so beforehand to minimise womb lining before the op.

cocolepew Sun 24-Aug-08 17:27:25

I've never had hormone injections. I work with teenagers with severe learning and emotional difficulties, ther's a lot of lifting involved and I was trying to work out how much time I'd need off work.
I didn't know you weren't allowed to drive sad

KatyMac Sun 24-Aug-08 17:33:58

The not lifting was the thing that was emphasised over and over again

No kettles/irons/hoovering for weeks (if not months) I'm sure

Hardback book was used as an acceptable weight - mind you it was 5 yrs ago - they may have different rules now

herbietea Sun 24-Aug-08 17:34:18

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lubo Sun 08-Nov-09 13:16:20

Yep - just had tvt done in the last 2 wks - so far so good - only thing is i had it done in a hospital i work in under spinal and it was an - interesting situation - not as scary as i was expecting, as years ago had epidural that went wrong - have a good sense of humour so i guess that helped abit too!!! OMG i have to face some of the guys that were at my op when i return to work - hey ho if all goes to plan i wont care (she says) it will be LOOK INTO MY EYES next time i see any of them !!!!!! I have been alittle worried in the last week because still slightly leak now and again - however when speaking to doctor says this will happen until my bits settle down, if that sorts its self will be well happy - it is a six week recovery so by my 12week check im hoping that it will all be settled and i will be laughing again without occasionally crossing my legs.

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