Is it right for me?
Why should I consider the procedure?
NovaSure endometrial ablation is a quick procedure that can be performed in your doctor's office.
It is proven safe and effective for treating heavy periods without the need for hormones. Likewise, it is a great option for women seeking relief from heavy periods who do not want or require a procedure as invasive as a hysterectomy.
Having a NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure is one of the easiest ways that can reduce or 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 determine if the NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure is the right choice for you.
Is endometrial ablation 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 is removed during an endometrial ablation 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 after 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.
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 periods 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..."
- “What causes irregular periods or pain during my menstrual cycle?”
- "I've heard that a lot of women are getting treatment for heavy periods...is this something I should consider?"
Consider 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. One consideration is that while many treatments are only temporary, the NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure and hysterectomy represent one-time treatment options. There are many factors to consider in making your decision including side effects and recovery time.
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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 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. Inform patients to contact you if they experience a possible side effect related to use of this product. If you or someone you know has possibly experienced a side effect when using our product, please contact your physician.