NovaSure and Endometrial Ablation

Woman suffering from abdomen pain in bed

I think its hard to understand what heavy, painful periods are really like until you have experienced them yourself and to find that the Novasure Endometrial Ablation Procedure will cure you of this without major surgery or really any interruption to your normal life, is a huge step forward.


Reasons For Considering Novasure Endometrial Ablation

Painful, heavy periods that last 7 or more days every single month, can take its toll both physically and mentally.  1 in 5 women suffer from heavy periods, leading to days off work, tiredness, alteration to social or work calendar due to the effects of flooding or the cramps or simply the lack of confidence that your protection will do its job.

You can consider Novasure Endometrial Ablation as a form of treatment for your heavy periods if you have completed your family and no causes for your heavy bleeding have been identified, such as polyps or fibroids (see myosure).  The procedure removes the endometrial lining to the uterus. This is where the bleeding originates from every month, so by largely removing this lining, the bleeding will dramatically reduce, if not completely stop.  This is a procedure to replace hysterectomy, which in the past was the only other way of effectively treating menorrhagia ( heavy periods). The Novasure Endometrial Ablation Procedure is carried out as a day case. It takes a few minutes to perform under anaesthetic and you go home the same day, once you have recovered from the anaesthetic. You can plan to be back to normal in a day or two.


What Does Novasure Endometrial Ablation Do? 

The Novasure endometrial ablation removes the uterine lining, the endometrium, so removing it permanently.  If you are still wanting to have children, then this is not a procedure that would be for you because once the endometrial lining is removed, you cannot have a family.   The procedure is carried out through a hysteroscope, using a Novasure thermogenic wand, so no sutures or major surgery.  Mr Penman first performs the hysteroscopy to take a look inside the uterine cavity, to make sure that the correct procedure has been chosen for your symptoms.  He then performs the Novasure Endometrial Ablation.  Take a look at the video below.

How Will I Be After The Procedure?

Once you have recovered from the short anaesthetic, you will be able to go home and get back to normal.  You may have a watery discharge for a week or so, but this will settle. Then time will tell how your periods are after the procedure. Some women still do have very light bleeds, whilst most have no further periods at all.

If you would like an appointment with Mr Penman to discuss the Novasure Procedure, either send a gynae booking form and one of Mr Pennan’s appointment clerks will ring you, or you can ring either the Spire Alexandra Hospital or KIMS and book an appointment today.  

The details for the hospitals are at the top right of this page.

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