A day surgery procedure to help reduce or remove the lining of the uterus to improve heavy periods.
The endometrium is the lining of the uterus.
Each month it fills with blood, ready for conception. Each month you do not fall pregnant, this lining falls away and is lost as a period.
If you have heavy or painful periods, this may be a symptom of either too much blood being lost through the endometrium, or a malfunctioning endometrium.
Your gynaecologist can help you understand why you’re having such heavy or painful periods, what your plans are regarding falling pregnant, and help you determine if endometrial ablation is the right procedure for you.
In the long-term endometrial ablation long term is usually 80-90% effective and most often results in giving you a light period or no periods at all.