Getting to the Root of Painful Periods
Discomfort during your menstrual cycle is a common occurrence for women of all ages, but painful periods that impact your quality of life are not something you just have to live with. As a recognized fibroid specialist, OB/GYN Dr. David Ghozland offers endometrial ablation surgery to help address some of the underlying causes of painful periods.
Abnormal bleeding during the menstrual cycle can disrupt your life in so many ways; not only is it physically painful but it can also cause shame and embarrassment. If your symptoms include heavy periods that require tampon or pad replacement every hour or more, or if symptoms of anemia occur due to abnormal loss of blood, you may be an excellent candidate for endometrial ablation. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis with no need for a hospital stay, and patients report exceptional results.
Endometrial ablation is used to remove (or ablate) the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterus. The procedure requires no incisions and is highly effective at reducing or even eliminating the flow of excessive menstrual bleeding. In addition, unlike an invasive hysterectomy, the procedure does not impact the production of estrogen or progesterone. In as little as 20 minutes, women who have suffered with symptoms of heavy menstrual bleeding can be completely free of these unwanted monthly symptoms.
To find out if you are a candidate for endometrial ablation, it’s a good idea to consult with a fibroid specialist like Dr. Ghozland. While patients of all ages can be treated, it’s usually recommended the procedure be performed on women who no longer plan to become pregnant. The procedure itself has very low risk of complications, and full results are seen in just a few months. In some cases, a woman may cease to menstruate completely.
If heavy bleeding and painful periods are negatively impacting your life, find out if endometrial ablation is right for you.