An endometrial ablation is a procedure to remove the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterus. It is considered for women with heavy menstrual bleeding between periods or periods that last a long time. The endometrial ablation procedure not only makes everyday life easier for some women, but it also can address health problems caused by excessive bleeding, such as anemia.
In most cases, an endometrial ablation will stop periods altogether. If it doesn’t, a woman’s flow should return to normal or be very light. Most women also report significantly less painful periods and reduced premenstrual syndrome symptoms.
Doctors do not recommend endometrial ablations for women who are wanting to get pregnant, as the procedure reduces your chances of conceiving.
Women’s Integrated Healthcare, P.A., based in Fort Worth and Grapevine, Texas, has additional resources about endometrial ablations. Read more here.