Why should I consider the procedure?
NovaSure endometrial ablation - a quick procedure that can be done in your doctor's office... proven safe and effective... no hormones needed, no hysterectomy. Having the NovaSure procedure is one of the easiest ways to eliminate heavy bleeding to dramatically improve your quality of life—and free you to do all the activities you love.
When considering a procedure like NovaSure endometrial ablation, it is important for you to understand and consider all the other treatment options available to you. Please carefully review the information listed below and discuss these options with your doctor to help you determine if the NovaSure procedure is the right choice for you.
But how do you know if it's right for you?
First and foremost, you must be absolutely sure you do not want to have any children in the future. Your uterine lining will be removed during the procedure. This is the area in your body where the bleeding originates—and it's essential for nurturing the growth of a fetus.
It is important to know that it is still possible to become pregnant after a NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure. Pregnancy following endometrial ablation is very dangerous for both the mother and the fetus so before you have the NovaSure procedure so be sure to talk with your doctor about contraception options. For your convenience, we have also compiled a comprehensive review of current birth control methods.
Feeling reluctant to talk to your doctor?
If you're like a lot of women, you may feel embarrassed or reluctant to bring the subject of heavy bleeding up with your doctor. If starting the conversation feels awkward, try one of these openers:
- "I'd like to ask you a few questions about my menstrual cycle..."
- "I've noticed that my periods are different than they used to be..."
- "I've heard that a lot of women are getting treated for heavy periods...is this something I should consider?"
Take a look at all of your options
What's most important is that you carefully evaluate all of the treatment options available and choose what you feel is right for you. Talk to your doctor. Talk to your partner or family. It's a big decision, so take your time and weigh all of your options. Here's a great way to get started. Many treatments are only temporary, while the NovaSure procedure and hysterectomy represent one-time treatment options. There are many factors to consider in making your decision including side effects and recovery time. For example, global endometrial ablation has 26 fewer work days lost to recovery when compared to having a hysterectomy.1 *
Important Safety Information
NovaSure endometrial ablation is for premenopausal women with heavy periods due to benign causes who are finished childbearing. Pregnancy following the NovaSure procedure can be dangerous. The NovaSure procedure is not for those who have or suspect uterine cancer; have an active genital, urinary or pelvic infection; or have an IUD. NovaSure endometrial ablation is not a sterilization procedure. Rare but serious risks include, but are not limited to, thermal injury, perforation and infection. Temporary side effects may include cramping, nausea, vomiting, discharge and spotting. If you or someone you know has possibly experienced a side effect when using our product, please contact your physician.
1. Miller JD, Lenhart GM, Bonafede MM, Lukes AS, Laughlin-Tommaso SK. Cost-effectiveness of global endometrial ablation vs hysterectomy for treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding: US commercial and Medicaid payer perspectives. Popul Health Manage. 2015;18(5):373-382. *Combined number of days lost from work due to absence and from short-term disability leave.