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Just a quick question for you. Does anyone know the efficacy of
Endometrial Ablation on an enlarged retroverted uterus? I have heard conflicting reports. Also, does one method work better than any other on this condition. I am still not sure if I will be having hysterectomy or EA for my continual bleeding with small fibroids or not. Gyn. says that my uterus is 12 week size, tipped all the way back, thick endometrium with 3 inch long fibroids on the inside. Will find out this week which way I am to proceed. Thank you kindly, I await your reply. M
I haven’t done a lot of comparison of the different types of ablations but from what I have read, a uterus that is tipped back (retroverted) can be one of the factors that *may* interfere with achieving optimum results, especially with the balloon type. If your fibroids are near the lining surface or protruding into the uterine cavity (as opposed to being located within the uterine walls) I would think that could affect your results as well. Would your doctor be offering a treatment for your fibroids at the same time, or are they not thought to be part of the problem? I had a myomectomy planned along with my rollerball ablation, but my surface “fibroids” were adenomas instead, which couldn’t be completely removed. (The adenomyosis was the reason for my failure.)
My neighbor knew she might not get ideal results because of some abnormality with the shape or position of her cervix, but she wanted to try it anyway and is glad she did because her periods are tolerable now. Results vary in degree and duration. Some women are still considered candidates for EA even if they may not “ideal” candidates.
There are advantages to the older, "first generation" ablations and there are advantages to the newer "second generation" ablations as well. Most doctors have a preference for the type they've decided to train in and gain experience with.
I don’t regret mine at all. That one little afternoon out of my life was well worth a try at avoiding major surgery & months of recovery. There are many women who've had successful ablations ~ They just aren’t posting here on a hyst site
I hope your doctor visit goes well and provides you with a good understanding of your condition(s) and what options are available for you. A second opinion is always a good idea too. Please let us know what you find out.