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What is an endometrial ablation?

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This procedure can help if you bleed between your menstrual periods, have a heavy flow, or have periods that last a long time. Endometrial ablation removes the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterus. In most cases, this stops you from having periods. If not, it will make your periods normal or light. Heavy menstrual bleeding can have many causes. Changing hormones might be the reason. Or it could be fibroids and polyps growing in your uterus.

SOURCES:

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Frequently Asked Questions: Endometrial Ablation.”

American Society for Reproductive Medicine/ReproductiveFacts.org: “Fact Sheet: Endometrial Ablation.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Endometrial Ablation.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Abnormal Uterine Bleeding.”

Mayo Clinic: “Endometrial Ablation.”

Women’s Health Concern: “Endometrial Ablation.”

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on May 02, 2019

SOURCES:

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Frequently Asked Questions: Endometrial Ablation.”

American Society for Reproductive Medicine/ReproductiveFacts.org: “Fact Sheet: Endometrial Ablation.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Endometrial Ablation.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Abnormal Uterine Bleeding.”

Mayo Clinic: “Endometrial Ablation.”

Women’s Health Concern: “Endometrial Ablation.”

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on May 02, 2019

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