In-Office Procedures — Endometrial Ablation

An endometrial ablation is a technique that destroys the lining of the uterus and usually results in a dramatically reduced or absent menstrual flow.

Endometrial ablations are often recommended for heavy menstrual bleeding after a thorough evaluation that has ruled out premalignant or malignant conditions as well as anatomic causes such as polyps or fibroids within the uterine cavity.

Patients who are considering ablations should not be considering childbearing at any time in the future. Ablations, however, should not be considered a method of contraception or sterilization.

There are two types of ablations commonly done at WHC. You and your provider will discuss the type that is recommended for you, and whether or not you are a good candidate for an in-office procedure. After an ablation, some patients experience cramping and discomfort for a few days. Most will notice a discharge that is mostly clear for up to one month after the procedure.