Blossom Women's Health Center
Women's Health Specialists located in Alpharetta, GA
Extremely heavy or long menstrual periods or bleeding between periods can affect your enjoyment of everyday life. If you need to change your tampon or pad every hour, you have options for relief. Laquita Martinez, MD, FACOG, and the team at Blossom Women’s Health Center in Alpharetta, Georgia, can help you say goodbye to heavy, painful periods with in-office endometrial ablation.
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Endometrial Ablation Q & A
What is endometrial ablation?
Suffering from heavy vaginal bleeding and frequent menstruation? Endometrial ablation is a safe medical procedure that can greatly improve your quality of life!
The majority of women who get endometrial ablation will experience a significant reduction in bleeding and many may see their periods stop completely. The endometrial ablation procedure is usually performed in-office, and you can return to normal activities almost immediately.
When should you consider endometrial ablation?
If you suffer from excessive bleeding or frequent periods, endometrial ablation may be a good option for you. Dr. Martinez will talk with you about your medical history to determine if endometrial ablation could help you. Endometrial ablation can help reduce heavy bleeding for women who:
- Have unusually heavy periods
- Have periods that last longer than a week
- Have anemia from excessive blood loss
- Do not plan to get pregnant
Endometrial ablation is not recommended for patients who may consider pregnancy in the future as the procedure disrupts the lining of the uterus. However, it is not considered a form of contraception and you should plan to have contraception methods in place after your procedure.
Endometrial ablation is a safe procedure that can greatly improve your quality of life. For women suffering from heavy menstrual bleeding, endometrial ablation offers a chance to enjoy daily life again.
What happens in an endometrial ablation procedure?
Endometrial ablation at Blossom Women’s Health Center is a simple in-office procedure that usually takes no more than 10 minutes. Dr. Martinez and her team won’t make any surgical incisions and you don’t need anesthesia for the procedure.
To perform endometrial ablation, Dr. Martinez will insert a small camera vaginally to visualize the lining of the uterus and inject a heated saline solution to disrupt the uterine lining. Patients remain comfortable and awake during the entire procedure. Most women experience very little downtime, and you can expect to return to your normal activities within a few days. After a few months, you will have significantly lighter periods or notice that your periods have stopped completely.
Do not continue to suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding! Consider endometrial ablation to find relief. Talk to the team at Blossom Women’s Health Center today to schedule your first appointment.