Endometrial ablation at Ogden Clinic in Utah has become a treatment option for women who have unusually heavy periods, bleeding that lasts for more than 8 days, and anemia from extreme blood loss. An endometrial ablation procedure is used to destroy the lining of the uterus in order to reduce or stop menstrual flow. Once this procedure is performed, women are advised to use some form of contraception to prevent pregnancy, as the risk for an ectopic pregnancy greatly increases.
Before having an endometrial ablation procedure at Ogden Clinic, you will want to test to make sure that you are not currently pregnant or have cervical cancer. Your doctor will also want to remove an existing IUD and potentially thin out the wall of your uterus to make the procedure go smoother. You will also want to discuss anesthesia options with your doctor depending on the severity of the procedure. For simple endometrial ablations, you will only require local anesthesia, while a more complicated procedure will require full sedation.
For women concerned about their menstrual flow, contact the specialists at Ogden Clinic in Utah. We will go over your symptoms with you and determine if an endometrial ablation is the best procedure.