Endometrial Ablation is a type of surgical procedure that removes the uterus’s lining. Unlike ordinary surgeries, it doesn’t require any incision to the patient as doctors use specific tools that can be inserted through the vagina and cervix to make the operation possible. This procedure aims to minimize the menstrual flow and in some cases, to completely inhibit menstruation.
Excess menstrual flow that results in severe problems like blood loss is often the reason why women undergo such surgery. Particularly, when intrauterine devices (IUD) didn’t work in controlling the menstrual flow, doctors usually recommend the ablation of the uterus because of any risk it brings in the long run.
Despite reducing to ultimately stopping the menstrual flow, those who underwent this procedure can still be pregnant. However, there is a particular risk that it might incur in both baby and mother as experiencing endometrial ablation increase the chance of having an ectopic pregnancy as well as miscarriage.
Depending on the type of ablation, this procedure can be done either in the operating room or just in the office of your doctor. The size of the uterus is usually the determining factor to choose what is the method that best fits for a patient.