Patient Comments: Endometrial Ablation - Side Effects


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Comment from: GD, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 13

I had endometrial ablation for heavy periods and severe pelvic pain, on December 8th. Whole month of December I had spotting, then a ‘mini period’. January and February, again mini period, but March, full on regular period! I also have severe constipation and constant pressure. I am going back to the doctor this week.

Comment from: Savvy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 10

I have had three children. I get the chills. I am only six days out from when I did the endometrial ablation procedure. I can’t get warm. I’m very twitchy. I got a migraine that connects to my uterus. And it is pain in my uterus like I’m having a baby. It is flipping horrible. I am hoping that some time will pass, and this will go away.

Comment from: Mw62803, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 09

I had an endometrial ablation on 7/16/21, D and C and he tied my tubes. Never had any of the discharge, bleeding, etc., after surgery. I went for 2-week check up to find out that my cervix stayed closed trapping everything in the uterus. They did a procedure in office to drain (painful). Since the ablation I have had nothing but issues; pelvic pains, lower back pains, UTI (urinary tract infection) type of issues but no UTI, and constant feeling of uterus or bladder pulling. It’s been terrible. I wish I had never had it done.

Comment from: Heyheygogo, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 27

I had an endometrial ablation done on March 2 this year to help with super heavy and irregular periods. I bled (lightly) for about 6 weeks after. Also, every month, when it’s time for my cycle, I get serious cramping in my pelvis, pain in my bladder (like a bladder infection pain) along with UTI (urinary tract infection) symptoms (but no UTI), and horrendous lower back pain for 2 weeks. I never had these symptoms before with any period and I’m convinced it’s related to the procedure. My doctor has dismissed my claims.

Comment from: Cassy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 11

After my endometrial ablation procedure I have very little blood loss. But the pain every 21 days I can only explain to you as simply horrendous. I have had four children, but hand on my heart, that was easy compared to what I suffer. I sweat, I am sick, I lose control of my body and pass out. Awaiting a hysterectomy to get my life back.

Comment from: Mnwilson , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 05

The endometrial ablation is burning your lining. It has to heal like any other burn and to heal it has to contract; like after you have a child. And when it contracts it sheds that lining and it leaks the burned lining which is a light bloody watery discharge. For some women this ablation may be successful and for some it may not. I just got it done on the 28th. So far I’m still having discharge, cramping, and healing up.

Comment from: Stacey, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 16

At age 39 I had endometrial ablation due to heavy bleeding and huge clots. Hemoglobin was down to 7. After surgery I had 3 injections of gonadotropin. Ever since, I am suffering from extreme full body sweating (not hands and feet like most hyperhidrosis). The worst sweat by far is below my waist where legs attach to the trunk of the body. This is awful; dealing with it rules my life. No doctor or medicines have helped. I'm convinced it is caused by the injections. Wonder if anyone else has the same and found a solution.

Comment from: Andrea, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 25

I had NovaSure endometrial ablation; sold as a 'minor' procedure to your menstrual problems. I would prefer heavy bleeding any day. Nothing but intense pelvic pain; enough to radiate down my legs. Gynecologists all say it is not from their barbaric procedure, but I have never suffered pain my entire life apart from giving birth. At least giving birth has an ending. To think this modern day torture is acceptable! Problem is gynecologists know this can happen but don’t warn you; barbaric procedure. Torture!

Comment from: Debs, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 14

I had an endometrial ablation in 2011. I've had labor pain cramping episodes since. I can't deal with it anymore. They just come on out of the blue. I recall 3 months straight with the pain and could not get off the couch. I did bleed on and off after also. I'm 52 and as I'm writing this I'm in pain. It drains the energy right out if me. I've been to 2 doctors, had a D and C plus tests and nothing was found or nothing they can say. I just don't know what to do!

Comment from: Heather , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

I'm 48 and have been in menopause for at least 3 years now. Several months ago my gynecologist put me on Activella but I had to quit before the first week as it was causing at least one migraine every day. I am absolutely miserable though. Besides hot flashes and night sweats I have terrible insomnia, low grade depression to where I've lost interest in just about everything, I have no energy, and no sex drive for about 4 years. Going to see if there's anything else I can try.


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Comment from: DeliciousMuffin28, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

I ate muffin, and a small piece felt on my dusty t-shirt, so I picked it up and swallowed as always. A few hours later my fever spiked from normal to 104, body aches were unbearable, chills were even worse, and Tylenol and fever reducers did nothing, the first night was a nightmare from the food poisoning. Second day I had diarrhea, low energy, some nausea but surprisingly good appetite, and was drinking water and broth a lot. The real problem is now, day 3 and don’t know what to do; lower left abdomen is burning and hurts.

Comment from: Tiena88, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

The Flint river water brought on the stomach problems for me. I was 27 when I started getting sick. The gastritis also brought along anxiety. The pain in the upper stomach, cause other parts of my body to act up. Sometimes things go numb, I get a fast heart rate, feel faint, and can’t eat. I get worried I’m having some type of attack, and I get medical bills from constant trips to the emergency room, out of fear. It’s awful. But these comments helped me today. I’m having an episode now. Drank too much lemonade.

Comment from: CALIGRL, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 18

I had the Minerva endometrial ablation on 9/18/19. I have had slight sticky, yellowy, sometimes with bright red blood, discharge ever since. Don't know if it is coincidence or not, but I have been having horrible gas like pains very low in my stomach and burping a lot. Wonder if anyone else has starting getting gas after the procedure.

Comment from: NoPadsNoProblem, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 18

I had endometrial ablation done about 10 years ago at 38. I suffered from horrible periods that can’t be described in a public forum. I had 10.5 hemoglobin (anemic). I tried having a D and C two years prior with no relief. Uterine ablation was my best decision ever. Zero periods since. Zero problems. I recommend but my doctor warned it’s not effective for all. It has to do with the shape of the uterus.

Comment from: Patty, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 15

I had a D and C and endometrial ablation about 5 years ago, and had lots of cramping after the surgery. It went away and I had a watery discharge for about 2 weeks. I had no period for 5 years until last June, and when I finally got a period the cramps were horrible. I kept having pain around my belly button area for about a year, I already had a CT scan which came back normal. I am just wondering if anyone experienced the same pain on the left abdomen by the belly button, which then goes over to the right side.

Comment from: Lease, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

I had a NovaSure endometrial ablation back in September 2013. I was in so much pain for 2 weeks after that but then it all stopped and I felt on top of the world. I have not had period since. But then in March 2014 I started getting a cramp like feeling in the left side of my stomach and lower back. At first it was just a little uncomfortable but as the day went on it got worse, and then during the night I was woken up with severe pains to the extent of me in tears. I took 4 pain killers to ease it off.

Comment from: DRD, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 26

It's been over 8 years I think, since my endometrial ablation. No pain, no cramps, no bleeding, and a little discharge. Best thing ever. However for the first time since the ablation I noticed some brown discharge and my low back has been aching for about a week and a half. Wondering if I am starting my full menstruation again. I am planning to see my obstetrician/gynecologist soon.

Comment from: LPN with foot drop, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 02

I had a right L5-S1 transforaminal epidural steroid injection under fluoroscopic guidance for my right lower extremity with focus on the right drop foot and right toe. During the injection I felt pressure to my right buttock and a burning sensation to the perineum. There was no benefit of the injection to resolve and alleviate my right drop foot, pain, and there is numbness and tingling (that causes pain) and extreme sensitivity to temperature. I don’t know what happened!

Comment from: Jo, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 12

I had NovaSure endometrial ablation performed about 8 years ago. It was great at first. No bleeding or cramping for the first few years. Then eventually I started to hemorrhage with blood clots the size of my fist. I have a blood disorder also which makes it more dangerous. The cramps feel like I am being stabbed from the inside out and I almost lose my breath from the pain. I just turned 45 in May and my hysterectomy is scheduled for 6/21/19. I do recommend the NovaSure however, don't expect it to last.


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Comment from: Regretting surgery , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I had NovaSure endometrial ablation on April 26, 2019. I was only for two weeks with normal discharge and watery blood. Then two weeks later I started heavily bleeding. I have been bleeding since and it’s May 24. I get big blood clots. Doctor put me on birth control to stop it. So far it hasn’t. I keep being told to wait a week or two but nothing. Hoping it stops. I would never recommend this surgery. I’d rather have stayed on birth control until menopause.

Comment from: Helen, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 09

I had my endometrial ablation on 29 March. Discharge stopped after a few days. I got a urinary tract infection straight afterwards. The cramping and lower back pain have been painful and I need to sit with hot water bottles as painkillers have limited affect. Cramping and pain are getting worse rather than better at this stage but it has only been a week.

Comment from: Sage, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 14

I had my endometrial ablation 12 years ago. I had very abnormal bleeding, but due to a blood clotting disorder I cannot take birth control or hormones to regulate it. It was the best thing I ever did! I had a little cramping and discharge for 2 days, treated with ibuprofen 800 mg. No weight gain (not sure why an endometrial ablation would cause weight gain). I never had period cramps before, so I didn't have them after. No spotting or bleeding for 12 years. Thank goodness for endometrial ablation!

Comment from: Ilovehorses, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 05

I had my endometrial ablation 1/31/19. The procedure was fine, very little pain. However about an hour after I felt like I was 7 cm dilated in full blown labor with no break for about 4 hours, and then the pain subsided. I opted out of taking pain medicines and that’s probably why I was in so much pain. I had heavy bleeding after the procedure but no bleeding now 2 days later. Let’s hope this works. I would say you don’t feel yourself for about 2 days after.

Comment from: Starlasix, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 04

It has been a little over a year since I have had my endometrial ablation. It was life changing for me! I had extremely heavy bleeding with anemia and I suffered this way for years. The procedure was quick. I did have some pretty bad cramping right after and could have used a narcotic pain medicine. After a cycle or two my period went from brown spotting to nonexistent. It has been wonderful not to have a flow. I still get premenstrual syndrome and bloating, and somehow my cramping is actually a bit worse. But would do it all over again.

Comment from: Becky, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 01

I had NovaSure endometrial ablation done in July 2018. I bled for five weeks, with cramping at the time when I would have normally had a period. When the bleeding stopped, everything was fine. For the next six months, I only had occasional light spotting, lasting only several hours. Now, six months later, I have been having the worst cramps of my life for four days along with a period. But, happily, the bleeding is light. If I have to do this every six months, it is still better than before.

Comment from: Bakinala, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 31

I just underwent the NovaSure endometrial ablation about 10 hours ago. The doctor also did D and C before the ablation. Other than being tired from the anesthesia, I feel great. Just a little bit of reddish clear discharge, but pain level is very tolerable. It feels like very mild menstrual cramps or mild gas pains. I haven’t had to take ibuprofen or anything yet. Gets a little more sore bending over, but other than that, I’d say the procedure has gone fairly well. I’ll post a follow up in a few weeks.

Comment from: TK, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 29

I had an endometrial ablation done December 2017, it’s been a year later, and body and periods been messed up ever since. Every other week spotting (lasts about 7 days) and awful cramping, I am mentally and physically drained! Hate I ever had this procedure done! The biggest mistake ever!

Comment from: TW, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 25

I had the NovaSure endometrial ablation in September 2018. Prior to that, I was a very heavy bleeder for 3 years while on birth control (BC) pills. The procedure went as planned. I had it while on my period. I had a light discharge for a few days after and a very light period the next month. I continued on the BC pills. It is now 1/2019 and I haven't had a period since then. However those months, I've had the worst cramps when I should've been bleeding. Now I have cramping and lower back pain daily. Afraid I may need a hysterectomy.

Comment from: Summayyah, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 22

I had my NovaSure endometrial ablation done on 1/08/2019. Surgery wasn’t bad at all. I had some cramping, tiredness, and a lot of discharge. On 1/13/19 I started bleeding like a regular period. My periods before were very heavy, adult diapers wearing heavy. I changed an adult diaper three times in the middle of the night, and have been on iron infusions for 4 years, that heavy. So this stuff isn’t really affecting me but I do want to know if it will last forever.

Comment from: Nifty, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 18

I had NovaSure endometrial ablation two weeks ago and prior to that a D and C. Effect has been same as comment from one of the others. Adding great pain that interfered with work. I still have chronic fatigue. Waiting to see how I feel after my first cycle.

Comment from: MM, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 17

I had an endometrial ablation done almost three years ago. My bleeding was watery light pink for two weeks after the surgery, then nothing! I cramp terribly each month and have severe lower back pain. Since August of this year, I have chronic cramping every day and before August I started to have dark liquid every 27 days. Well I can’t handle this pain and I’m looking forward to my hysterectomy scheduled for the 1st of February. I need relief!

Comment from: Megan, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 08

I had the endometrial ablation 4 weeks ago. I am still having brown bloody discharge but much lighter than a regular period. Hope it stops soon, I’ve gone through several boxes of pads.

Comment from: KC, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 04

I had the NovaSure ablation done on July 31, 2018. I was bleeding for about two weeks after. The bleeding eased up and turned into pinkish discharge. The discharge didn’t stop until October. It was a regular cycle in November lasting 3 days. My cycle for December was back to the way it was, very heavy and now I’m having cramps like never before. They hurt so badly and nothing I take helps to relieve them. I’ve also been having lower back pain that’s unbearable and all I want to do is stay in bed.

Comment from: Page, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 24

I had endometrial ablation done In February 2016. The worst mistake ever! The first 3 months were fine, after that, I started having severe pain, pain so bad that I had to even miss work and I never miss work. I googled after this to see if I was the only one and to my surprise, I wasn’t. It seems to be very common. I have since had to have a hysterectomy due to all of the pain I was experiencing. I would never recommend to any woman to have this procedure done.

Comment from: NutterButter, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 21

I had the NovaSure endometrial ablation on 12/10. I have had awful nausea, headaches, and an uncomfortable feeling of contractions that make me dizzy and I have to sit down. This has been ongoing since the procedure. I feel like my hormones are all out of whack although I know this procedure does nothing to alter them. Ugh.

Comment from: Blakea, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 12

I had endometrial ablation on 8/16/2017. The first night, I had severe vomiting and cramps. I received the yellowish clear discharge that lasted for several weeks. The 3rd cycle should give me an indication as to what my regular cycles would be. Over a year later, I have light spotting but I am always cramping. Not unbearable. I have lower back aches that become more intense with the onset of my cycle. No regrets. I don't have to wear anything more than a panty liner.

Comment from: Cy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 11

I had the NovaSure endometrial ablation over 10 years ago. I had no side effects and felt great. The next day I had a little bit of spotting. Never got another period. I am so happy I had it done.

Comment from: Nt, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 06

I had endometrial ablation for fibroid removal, and D and C on 10/17. I had yellowish discharge for 2 weeks and light cramping. No foul odor but at times smelt similar to start/end of period. After 2 weeks my period was due. The discharge turned pink and heavier. That stopped after a few days and I still have some clear/yellow discharge 1 or 2 times daily. Enough to put on a liner. I should have my period right now and I do not, nor did I get the pink spotting as I did last month. My breasts did get sore. I will continue to monitor.

Comment from: Robin, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 03

I had my endometrial ablation done 2-13-18 and everything went great. No more heavy periods or the cramps that went with it. Then in July I started cramping badly. As the months passed they progressively got worse. I landed in the emergency room this month with death pains. I go to the doctor in 10 days, worried if I might have to have a hysterectomy‚Ķ I’m 43.

Comment from: Cc, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 28

I had an endometrial ablation, tubes removed and intrauterine device removed as well. What was supposed to take 45 minutes ended up with 4 hours in the operation room. This was on 9/26/18 and everything went well. It is 2 months now and I have my period for the second time! I know my bleeding is heavy, and pain is the same; it seems like I had all this for nothing. I still have discomfort due to the fact the doctor opened part of my C-section unnecessarily (due to something else). Warning... I can't enjoy sex or work well. Waiting on feeling better.

Comment from: Love, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 26

I had my endometrial ablation 11/2016. I had pain for a year and my periods never stopped. They’re not as heavy but the number of days is still the same. If I could do it over I would never elect to change my body in any way.

Comment from: La Tejana, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 26

I had Minerva endometrial ablation on 11-19-18. Everything went well, I woke up, was ready to go, had some cramping lower back pain, and feel fine now. Today Saturday the 24th I was sitting up and felt like I needed to change my pad like I was bleeding but it was light, watery pink color. I am freaking out. I am hoping it is normal. I feel like it is urine, but I don’t know. I wonder if anyone has had the same symptoms.

Comment from: Cher68, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 20

I had a D and C, Minerva endometrial ablation and a fibroid was almost completely shaved off. After the procedure I was groggy and had some cramps. They gave me 800 mg of ibuprofen and I also took that the next day but that was due to a splitting headache. I had watery blood and have changed my pad the past few days. It is day 3 and it has slowed down very much. I hope to be one of the lucky ones to have all bleeding stopped. I was spotting every day since May because of the fibroid. My periods were heavy.

Comment from: jeannine, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 19

I have had spotty bleeding since I had my procedure in August 2018. No big deal, but my discharge has changed. It is strong and irritating. I wonder if anyone else has had this problem.

Comment from: Tammy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 19

I have just had endometrial ablation done 14/11/18. The surgery went well and didn't have any cramping or any pain, until the next day when I just got a sore lower back pain. I'm due for a period tomorrow so we wait to see what happens. I also had a Mirena put in as well.

Comment from: Gemma, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 14

I had endometrial ablation on the 25th October and the second week in I had severe depression. I've had watery discharge from the operation ever since with blood, continuously for three weeks. I had an infection and now I'm having normal period pains as like before and the headache on the left side hasn't left me, not including the continuous sickness feeling; and the anti-sickness tablets are making me dizzy and unbalanced.

Comment from: Kiwichick, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 14

I had an endometrial ablation 26th October 2018. It was a simple procedure and I had only mild cramping the following day. I had 2 weeks of different kinds of discharge, some of which may have been tissue/water/blood. Then it almost stopped and was followed by fresh blood. So gutted! I think my period showed up bang on cycle. I had hoped to be one of those that never had another period, or it was so light it was defined more as spotting. It’s not a raging torrent like it was, but more normal.

Comment from: Synyster Syren, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 13

I had a NovaSure endometrial ablation done 10/19/18, here it is November 12th and I am still experiencing extreme pain that feels like contractions. Most of the pain is in my left ovary and in my lower back (same side). I have had 2 periods in 2 weeks, bleeding started light but now is getting heavier. I'm always nauseous, and I always feel full (which is probably why I'm nauseous). I'm miserable with all of this bleeding. I want it to go away.

Comment from: Nomoreperiods, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 06

I just had the Minerva endometrial ablation done on 11/1/18. I had cramping in my abdomen lasting just a few hours, but since I woke up from anesthesia I've had really bad pain in my lower back. I haven't had any bleeding just a watery discharge. I wonder if anyone else has experienced back pain like this. It hurts to sit up for very long and walk.

Comment from: Atoshia , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 01

I had my NovaSure endometrial ablation on 10-26-18. I’m 4 days out and I have milky discharge. I have been cramping in the evening and night time but nothing during the day. I am looking forward to little or no periods. I’m hoping this helped.

Comment from: Brandi Garcia, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I had the NovaSure endometrial ablation done in July of 2017! The reason I chose this procedure was because my bleeding was so horrendous. I was fine the day after, the week after, and even months after. I slowly started feeling severe cramps, I wouldn't even say they were cramps, they felt like contractions, and every month for the last 5 months I've ended up in the emergency room. The cramps are that bad! I've had to be hooked up to an IV and they give me fluids, and then a pain medication. I recommend not to do it.

Comment from: Shawanna , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 30

My side effects of endometrial ablation were a real bad pain and cramps that left me going back and forth to the hospital and was making my blood pressure sky rocket. It wouldn't stop so I had to have surgery and the ablation caused me to have two major surgeries.

Comment from: Slcphd, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 30

I had NovaSure endometrial ablation on 10/23/18 and have had only moderate cramping these 5 days - taking only Aleve/Advil. No bleeding. I am however very fatigued. I know my body is healing but I’m hoping this exhaustion passes soon. Fingers crossed. So far so good though.

Comment from: Mindy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 29

I had an endometrial ablation done on July 31. I hurt for two weeks and like clockwork my period returned full force with heavy bleeding, cramps, and clots. When I’m on my period, I can’t go anywhere because I’m overflowing my tampon and pad every hour and a half. The ablation didn’t work for me.

Comment from: Pamela79, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

On 9/12/18 I had the NovaSure endometrial ablation surgery and was ok for the first 2 weeks. Until one morning I woke up to very sharp pain which felt like labor. I didn't know what really was going on and later I had a period. I was so mad because my gynecologist told me that I wouldn't never have another period and on top of it too I had pain. So now he has suggested hysterectomy. I am still to take out my uterus, I just wish he had done that the first time. This surgery wasn't for me.

Comment from: Cynbel02, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 23

I had my NovaSure endometrial ablation on 10/18/18. I elected to have this procedure because of my severe menstrual cramping, heavy bleeding with clots, and long periods (15 days maximum). Cramps became unbearable. I am about 8 hours post ablation and I am experiencing severe abdominal cramping. I hope this subsides. Will post here with update. Wonder if anyone else experienced painful post-cramping.

Comment from: Lori K, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 19

I had the NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure about a month ago. I felt light cramping immediately after the procedure and most of the next day. I spotted pink for about a week, then clear/yellowish for about 2 weeks; nothing more than a liner could handle. I had fresh blood for a couple of days, again nothing more than a light liner. I’m guessing this was my new, very light period. I haven’t gained any weight or had any pain or discomfort. I’m so glad I did the procedure (despite the horror stories I read).

Comment from: KJ, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 16

I had my endometrial ablation done on 09/12 and I have been spotting since. Today is heavier than other days. My obstetrician mentioned to me that I would still have some symptoms as a period or said my bleeding would be lighter. I don't know if this is a period or part of the procedure. My obstetrician said the body takes 6 weeks to heal so that will be on 10/24, and hopefully all of this will be done by then. Hang in there, I am with you.

Comment from: Keke03, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I had an endometrial ablation on September 24. First 2 days were rough due to horrible cramping. From the 3rd day up until a week later I had mild to no bleeding. Once that stopped it's been a constant watery discharge with a foul odor. Now it’s been 3 weeks and all of a sudden today I have pain down there. Mind you, I still also have the foul odor. I hope this will go away. I wonder if anyone else has experienced this.

Comment from: 47 SoCal female , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 09

I had my endometrial ablation 9/11 and today is 10/6. I started bleeding a few days after the procedure and now it’s really heavy with no end in sight. So I have been bleeding nonstop for about 3 weeks and now it’s worse than my periods. I don’t see anyone with similar issues but I think this procedure is a giant fail for me. No one knows what’s causing the heavy bleeding but it’s bad. This is awful.

Comment from: Robin, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 09

I had my endometrial ablation in February 2018. I was a good candidate since I didn’t want any more kids and my tubes are tied. I had watery discharge for about 3 weeks. I haven’t had a period since, but I’m experiencing cramping like I’ve never had before, headaches are just awful, and the backaches don’t help either. I’ve got a doctor’s appointment in a day or so to see if there’s anything else going on.

Comment from: KTP, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 05

It's been 3 weeks since my first endometrial ablation surgery. Week 1 was as if I had no period. Week 2, I had watery blood with a foul odor. Week 3, bright red blood and clotting. No fever, no pain. I am not looking forward to a week 4.

Comment from: DougiesGurl, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 03

When I had the NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure done I felt like myself again! I have noticed some dryness, but I talked about this with my husband and he understands that! My 1st period was very light and only lasted 3 days. However the 2nd period was a little heavier and hung around for a while. It stopped and started every other day for 8 days! I am having pain 2 months later and it is not pleasant. My mood swings are finally in check! I just hope there isn't something wrong with me. Calling my doctor today!

Comment from: Michelle , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 26

Day 11 after NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure I have no energy! I wonder what about this procedure causes me to have no energy. That’s the question I have now. The pink watery discharge has stopped. And I look forward to having little to no periods. I would like to know when my energy level will return.

Comment from: Jones, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 21

After my endometrial ablation I have been having vaginal dryness and increased incidence of urinary tract infections and thrush infections.

Comment from: MiamiPatient, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 11

I had my NovaSure endometrial ablation in August 2018. I was admitted to the hospital for surgery. My anesthesia cocktail was mixed for pain and nausea. My doctor was excellent. I also had my tubes removed. No pain immediately after surgery and no pain 3 weeks later. The incisions for tubal removal were tiny, so no scarring on skin. Three weeks later I am still having a watery, bloody period. I am hoping this stops soon. I hope to never have a period again.

Comment from: Not sure yet, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 11

I felt terrific day 1 after endometrial ablation with light bleeding. On day 2 I started getting such bad cramping that I was keeled over and barely able to walk. The pain was worse on left side. I'm very thin but looked really bloated in my mid-section. I also got a high fever suggesting an infection so I went to the emergency room at the hospital. They could not figure out what was wrong so gave me antibiotics. I'm a bit better than yesterday, now day 3. Fingers crossed. I really did not expect this.

Comment from: Uk patient, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 31

I had the endometrial ablation in February 2018, with watery almost orange discharge for a few weeks after. Six months down the line and I'm starting to get blood again each month (although not of the kind which I'd experienced before, like the heavy clots). I have also experienced extremely painful cramps again. Not sure if this is related but after reading other reviews it maybe. Also in the last 3 or 4 months I've had bloating and sever constipation. I even had a colonoscopy to check my bowels were okay.

Comment from: HSM, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 29

My experience is vaginal dryness after endometrial ablation. My husband and I have found alternative lubrication. I shouldn’t have dryness considering my younger body, but my obstetrician/gynecologist claims that I'm not in menopause yet at 43.5 years old.

Comment from: Lisa, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 21

I needed an endometrial ablation because of 30 day heavy bleeding and giant clots. I am 47 years old and have a history of heavy periods and terrible cramps. I have 3 children by C-section. I was a good candidate because I have no fibroids. I had the procedure done 9 days ago under general anesthesia. That whole day was bad cramping, but I just took ibuprofen for pain. Next day I had some spotting, not terrible pain, slight cramps. On the 3rd day there is watery discharge, feels like urinating. Weird; hope it goes away. No history of incontinence.

Comment from: Llg222 , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 21

I had the NovaSure endometrial ablation almost 3 years ago, it worked a little and reduced my periods from 14 days to 7 to 10 days, but still painful. My periods eventually got heavier and more painful, and the gynecologist said I was too young and should never have had the procedure (28). For the past 5 or 6 months I’ve had really light short periods and suspect the scarring has stopping most of the blood from escaping my uterus causing horrific labor like pain. It looks like I may need a hysterectomy.

Comment from: Chloegrl , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 21

I had a D and C and Minerva endometrial ablation yesterday under general anesthesia. I’m 48 and have never given birth. I used one Norco when I got home and slept. I woke up today feeling a little crampy and only needing ibuprofen for the pain. I have some clear discharge. So far, so good.

Comment from: ALL, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 20

I had endometrial ablation a year and a half ago. I went home shortly after the procedure and rested with the next day off work. I am a high school teacher. I haven't had any bleeding since the procedure. It couldn't have gone better.

Comment from: KBOSIER, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 09

I had an endometrial ablation done on August 2, 2018. I feel like I have no energy, bloated, always tired and dizzy. I don’t know how long this will last, it feels like I’m out of my head most of the time, like I’m on anesthesia! It’s driving me nuts. I have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow! Hopefully they can tell me something or give me something for it.

Comment from: Fiona, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 07

I have just had my endometrial ablation procedure on 31/7/18 under general anesthetic. All went well, I felt a little cramping in hospital, was given pain relief, and went home around 4 pm. I slept well and the next day I was fine with light work and a gentle walk. But on Thursday I was exhausted so I rested with feet up but did manage 30 minutes’ walk. I went to work Friday and Saturday, ok maybe I should have taken the days off as I'm a hairdresser I was on my feet all day. I'm still losing a little blood but it is only day 6, this procedure is worth it.

Comment from: Shamu910, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 24

After having my period for six months straight I opted to have endometrial ablation in January. It’s July and I have gained almost 30 pounds regardless of following a diet and running every day! I can’t get rid of the pounds. I have never looked like this before, it’s so embarrassing! I’m extremely bloated, retaining so much water that my regular physician has me on a water pill that unfortunately is not working. If you are thinking having this done think twice.

Comment from: Don’t be desperate , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 24

I had my endometrial ablation done in 2009 after bleeding for 30 days straight with extra-large clots and doubled over in pain cramping. I would have done anything to make it stop. Nine years later, I have no pain, no periods. But I went from 150 lb. to 240lb. over the last 9 years. Exercise, dieting, nothing helps. I wish I would not have been so desperate and would have taken the time to find another option. At the time I felt it was my best option, but I feel I made that decision too quickly.

Comment from: Cromsonprincess74, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 20

I had my endometrial ablation in April 2016 and for about a year and a half everything was great. Six months ago I started having pain every time I had a period. When I would bend over in the shower just to shave my legs I would have pain. I'm going to see a different obstetrician because mine doesn't seem to think there's anything wrong and that this is all normal and just wants to put me on birth control, which I was on because I bled for weeks and it literally did nothing for the cramps. All it did was make me gain weight.

Comment from: AtomicBlond303 , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 20

I had endometrial ablation on my womb 12 years ago and for the first year it was great, no pain and no periods; whoopee, right? But the pain came back, not just monthly but every moment of every day. I’m in constant pain, I’m now 48, the pain is unbearable and it’s starting to affect my daily life and my mental wellbeing. Unfortunately it is nerve damage due to the procedure and pain killers do nothing and I have never found a magic pill to get rid of it, so the next step is a hysterectomy and I can’t wait.

Comment from: Priceless200000, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 13

I sure did. Like many others, if you read any message boards on this topic, I experienced weight gain about a month after the endometrial ablation, specifically in my abdominal area. I would take my period, awful as it could be, any day over having a burnt uterus and a confused body. This is not natural and it is not a good idea. Do your research. This thing is awful.

Comment from: Cook, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 12

I had an endometrial ablation and I am I sore and having pain at night. The ablation was done Friday and today is Tuesday, I went to work on Monday and walking slow. I don’t know how long but hopefully the sore achiness will go away soon. Heating pad is my best friend right now! Not fun being a woman.

Comment from: Wendy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 22

I had the endometrial ablation procedure in September 2017. I was 48 at the time and from about 45 I was having horribly heavy periods even on the pill. For 20 years I had light periods like clockwork on the pill (outside of having babies), every 4th Tuesday and would end by Friday. I hit mid 40s and bam, welcome to perimenopause! Horrible heavy super tampons every 2 hours and period lasting up to 10 days. I couldn't deal with this! My obstetrician/gynecologist did the procedure (I had a normal uterus and zero fibroids). I went home, slept, watched TV the rest of the day, and felt fine. I had some watery discharge for a couple weeks afterwards as they described would happen. It is 9 months later and I haven’t had a single period. I couldn't be happier! My insurance covered it and I wish I had it done when I first started being abused by my hormones! I definitely recommend it! Life has been wonderful since. I don’t get the whole lack of libido thing some people mentioned. It doesn’t touch your ovaries or hormones so your testosterone levels (which push a sex drive) aren’t affected by this procedure. If anything, it has been more freeing to have sex whenever I want to, without worry of that monthly unnecessary curse! Don't wait any longer ladies! If you are cleared for it, do it!

Comment from: Mrs Shackelford , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 22

I'm 41 years old and I just had my endometrial ablation on Monday (6/18/18) and today is Thursday. I had general anesthesia and never felt anything and woke up with a little cramping but it wasn't anything terrible. I went home and rested. Today I have some spotting from time to time, nothing to be concerned about. If anyone is thinking of doing this I say go for it and trust your doctor, they have your best interest in mind. I was also scared because of the unknown but if I had to do this again I would in a heartbeat!

Comment from: Cathy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 21

I had my endometrial ablation done in 2006 and I was in bed for 2 days, I had also had my tubes tied. After the 2 days I was back at work. I never had any side effects and now in 2018 I still do not have any menstrual bleeding; it was the best decision I ever made.

Comment from: Nll87s, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I had no real side effects from the endometrial ablation. I still have a period but it's a manageable period. No more 7 to 18 overnight pads in an hour and tampons were just a joke. But now I can wear a pad with a tampon that I change at most every 4 hours and most of the time the tampons actually work. I'm very happy with the results.

Comment from: Phardman, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 16

I had endometrial ablation done 9/2017. I had some discharge for the first 3 weeks then nothing which was nice! November I started having horrible pains on my right side. Finally I was doubled over and went to the emergency room (ER). I thought maybe it was a cyst, as that is what it felt like. Doubt it was a cyst. Anyway the ER doctor gave me an anti-inflammatory drug. I took it when I started feeling the cramps. I have never had cramps at all during my period so this is new for me. Feels more like the beginning labor pains but just on the right side. I remember the ultrasound technician saying I had fibroids but that wouldn’t affect the outcome of the ablation. Now I’m reading about this pain and I think it may be due to the fibroids.

Comment from: Kap, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 15

I too lost my libido after the endometrial ablation procedure. I have tried everything to get it back without success. I would recommend against this procedure to anyone who wants to continue having sex. As said in a previous post, I hope there is a class action someday. If it was happening to men, there would already be one!

Comment from: Lyriquestorm, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 14

In 2015 I had some cyst and endometriosis removed, and they did the endometrial ablation. It was great until recently. For the past 2 months I have been having bloating, burning and pain all the time. I thought it was an infection. When I saw my obstetrician/gynecologist he explained that since I have not had a period in three years my uterus had been reabsorbing the blood causing the blood become almost cystic. This is not common. But now I need a hysterectomy, and this was something we were trying to avoid because I have a heart condition. So I had a great three year run. If I had to do it over again I would just do the hysterectomy from jump.

Comment from: Islandgirl, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 08

I had endometrial ablation done a week ago and still have minor cramping but changing a pad every 2 hours of watery pink discharge. I’m worried about this. I’ve read up that it could be normal for up to three weeks but thinking of seeing the doctor.

Comment from: Anna2728, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 24

I am 35 and had my D and C and an endometrial ablation and IUD (intrauterine device) 10 days ago and I feel terrible. The pain after the procedure was unbearable. I had very light to no bleeding and now 10 days later I’m bleeding heavily and the cramps are back. I’m very bloated and it’s hard to stand for a long period of time and hard to bend over because of being bloated. Don’t know if this was the right decision. I’m hoping it will get better.

Comment from: Kdeal71, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 21

I was given the choice of endometrial ablation or a hysterectomy, my periods were off the wall crazy, lasting months at a time, with very heavy bleeding. I went to my doctor and she said I was a good candidate for the endometrial ablation procedure. So, I had my procedure done as an outpatient in the hospital. I woke up very nauseous, the anesthesia made me vomit like crazy, I went home slept the entire day with a heating pad. By the next day, I was a little crampy, but felt fine. I had the procedure in September 2017, I've had 1 period since then, which was light to normal. I have not had a period in 4 months, and this was without a doubt, the best thing that I have done. I feel completely fine, no changes in my sex drive, no weight gain, no problems at all. I'm so sorry that some of the ladies had a bad experience with the procedure, however, I would do it again in a heartbeat! To prevent weight gain, I started taking probiotics, and a strict vitamin regime. I feel fantastic!

Comment from: fckdbydrs, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 25

Like many others, I suffered nerve damage from endometrial ablation that led to numbness in the vagina. I am ok on outside parts and can still feel, but inside is completely numb since the procedure 5 years ago. The doctor denies any link, says it is all in my head. Also my libido went bye-bye after the procedure. I have tried everything including Adyii to get it back to no avail. I've been castrated. I would recommend against this procedure to anyone who wants to continue having sex after. Hope there's a class action someday. If it was happening to men, there would already be one. If it sounds too good to be true, research people!

Comment from: kjsmom, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 12

I had NovaSure endometrial ablation on 11.2.17. I have gained 5 lb. and have not stopped bleeding since. Today is 1.8.18. Previously I had the Mirena and bled for 6 straight months with the IUD (intrauterine device). I have a follow-up appointment scheduled this week with the doctor to discuss the next steps and address the bleeding. I feel miserable. Absolutely miserable. On a side note, I had the procedure completed in the office. I felt some pain at the end to the point of nausea and almost fainted. Once the procedure was over, the pain subsided to cramps only. I took some pain medicines and slept the rest of the day. I would not elect to have the procedure in office again and would advise against it. My tolerance for pain is pretty decent.

Comment from: midwestgal73, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 10

I'm 44, physically active, and a healthy female. I had a D and C with NovaSure endometrial ablation under general anesthesia due to heavy periods. I was knocked out for about 1.5 hours. Upon waking I had lower abdomen pain I considered to be a 4 to 5 on a 1-10 scale. The nurse gave me 1 hydrocodone about 2.5 hours after the procedure. Upon standing and moving the pain started to go away and I required no further pain medicines. I had one incident of blood/spotting on my pad shortly after the procedure (I think on my way home). I'm on day 2. No blood, no discharge at all really. No pain. No discomfort. All in all the procedure went well. Hopefully my periods are reduced to normal levels. I do take 4000 IU vitamin D3 and B-complex daily. Vitamin D3 reduces spotting between periods. I highly recommend general anesthesia. I was really nervous about it, never having done it before, but I'm so glad my doctor used that method.

Comment from: Virginia, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 18

It is Monday, and I had the endometrial ablation done last Wednesday (5 days ago). I was expecting to have an epidural or some kind of anesthesia, and I was only given some local anesthesia in the area, which resulted in me feeling the whole procedure. The pain was unbearable. I almost passed out from the pain and the cramps during the 1.15 minute procedure. Immediately after, I felt nauseous and I was given a shot to minimize the symptom (it did not help). I threw up for hours after the procedure, along with having the cramps. Cramp pain went away after 9 hours of the procedure. Today, after 5 days, my body still feels funny. I do not have strength, I feel very weak. I am a school counselor, and I am at work, but have no energy. I am spotting, which is normal, almost no cramps. My problem is that I have no energy. This is not me.

Comment from: michele , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 16

I had an endometrial ablation done on 20th July 2017. Since then I have put on 20 lb. in weight, and feel all bloated, and not myself. The past 10 days I have had pain down my left leg and into my left groin> I had bleeding 21 days after the operation but nothing in the past 10 weeks.

Comment from: Karen, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 12

I had endometrial ablation done yesterday, I was not given any sedation at all and was advised to take pain killers an hour before. This was a very painful experience and was so poorly afterwards with really bad cramps. If anybody is going to go through this procedure I advise to go through a general anesthetic or make sure you have some sedation. The doctor said I didn't need it and I wouldn't like anyone to go through this pain as I did.

Comment from: JodiDVM, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 02

I had an endometrial ablation in March and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I had it done in the office under light sedation and it was uneventful. There was no pain during the procedure and the postoperative pain was minimal. Don't be dissuaded by negative reviews you might read, discuss your concerns with your obstetrician and keep your mind open. It resolved all my issues with chronic bleeding and I haven't had a period since. I am so pleased I decided to have this procedure done!

Comment from: bbrannon, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 20

I am 49 years old and was having very heavy periods. My doctor suggested the endometrial ablation since I wasn't ready for a hysterectomy. I had the procedure done May of 2016 and since then I constantly bleed which affects my daily life. Out of the 30 or 31 days a month I was bleeding or spotting about 15 to 20 days. I went back to the doctor a few months ago and have been placed on birth control to try to control the bleeding but for the last 7 weeks I have not stopped bleeding. I have another doctor's appointment next week to discuss removing the fibroids that I have or polyps that I may have that maybe causing my problems. I'm thinking that I probably should go ahead and have the hysterectomy. I don't want to keep having surgeries that are not going to help my problem. If I knew then what I know now I would have never had the endometrial ablation done. Waste of money and it made mine worse but it may work for other people.

Comment from: Neha, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 30

I am a 45 years old. I had my endometrial ablation done 6 days ago at the hospital with general anesthesia. I didn't feel any pain during the procedure and even after it. No cramps and no bleeding at all. This is my 6th day and I am still wondering if I really had it done; which is great. Only discomfort I had was constipation for two days due to anesthesia. I am having a very little discharge but don't even have to wear a pad. Some of these positive reviews helped me to get it done, that's why I am writing this review for those of you who are worried. I feel great so far. Good luck ladies!