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Who gets an endometrial ablation?

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This surgery 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. It may be an option if heavy bleeding gets in the way of your life, like the need to change your tampon or pad hourly). It also can help if your bleeding causes anemia and other health problems.

From: What is Endometrial Ablation? WebMD Medical Reference

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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