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Unread 03-14-2008, 09:19 AM
Endometrial ablation

Good morning
I am a rookie on this site so please be patient.
I am looking for any information on Endometrial ablation. I have a surgery date in May and have info on the procedure but not on what to expect physically. I would appreciate any info.
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Unread 03-14-2008, 09:40 AM
Endometrial ablation

Sue, I've had 2 ablations over the years. I was awake during the first (roller ball technique). It was a fascinating experience.

Anyway, physically I was a little sore afterwards, but it really wasn't bad. I was back at work within a couple days and doing fine. Do you have specific questions?
Unread 03-14-2008, 10:38 AM
Endometrial ablation

Thank you so much for your reply. I am a little curious about your age because I only want to do this once. I am 49 therefore not a great candidate for hysterectomy according to my dr.. I am not sure what method will be used but I guess that will be answered next month at the pre-op appointment. The Dr is one of little words so....I appreciate the information.
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Unread 03-14-2008, 10:49 AM
Endometrial ablation

Sue, I am 55 years old. Had the first ablation about 13 to 15 years ago and the last one January, 2007. I don't think the roller ball technique is used anymore. I can't remember what technique was used last January. The first procedure worked great for many years.
Unread 03-14-2008, 05:22 PM
Endometrial ablation

Sue, I just want to add that most people, from what I understand, only have this procedure once. It is supposed to be rare to have this done twice.

I had endometriosis for many, many years and had many treatments for it including: Depot Provera, Lupron, Laparoscopy w/lazer and the 2 ablations. It was all done in the hope that someday menopause would happen and then I'd be fine. However, at age 55, I have not had the first sign of menopause, which is disappointing. I am now getting scheduled for a hysterectomy. The last ablation only lasted a year and now I am having issues again. I also have adenomyosis.

I have only good things to say about the first ablation I had. It worked wonders for me for a long time. Too bad menopause never happened for me.

Best of luck with your surgery.
Unread 03-14-2008, 05:48 PM
Endometrial ablation

Hi Sue

My (rollerball) ablation was much easier than having my horrible monthly period. I had several other GYN problems, so I ended up with a hysterectomy anyway, but I was very glad I tried it. Well worth a morning of my time, that's for sure. My older sister and 2 of my neighbors had wonderful success from their ablations. I hope you do too.

Here's a good link to an Endometrial Ablation Discussion Group which might be helpful to you.

Good luck with your procedure.
Unread 03-14-2008, 08:08 PM
Endometrial ablation

I hope that I am not breaking any rules by posting a link but my Dr wants to do an EA also and I found an amazing site about it (that is how I found this site)
Unread 03-17-2008, 05:40 AM
Endometrial ablation

I just want to thank you all for your responses. You have certainly put my mind at rest and provided me with great resources. I have Lupus so my concern is not so much what I will be going through with the ablation( even though I did have some unanswered questions) but the effects after and the possibility of a flare.
Thanks again Ladies
Unread 03-23-2008, 05:52 PM
Endometrial ablation

I had an EA 15 years ago, rollerball. It worked very well for many years. However, I started spotting again about 2 years ago and my fibroids have returned with a vengeance. This time, at 47, I am going to go with a hysterectomy. I have pain everywhere in my pelvic region/back/abdomen/legs and even suffer indigestion and bowel troubles.

Go for the EA with the idea that it MAY last forever and if not that, then a very long time.
Unread 03-24-2008, 06:36 AM
Endometrial ablation

Thanks Elizadoo!
I am so sorry that you are dealing with the issues. Hysterectomy sounds like the best route and then you will be finished with all of this.

I was second guessing the EA but this month has confirmed that I need to do it.
Hope all goes will with you Elizadoo

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