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Who shouldn't get an endometrial ablation?

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Endometrial ablation isn’t right for everyone. If you’re post-menopausal, you shouldn’t have it done. It’s also not a good idea if you have:

You also shouldn’t have endometrial ablation if you’re pregnant or want a baby in the future. It will make it harder for you to get pregnant.

  • Uterine, cervical, or endometrial cancer
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • A vaginal or cervical infection
  • A weak wall to your uterus
  • An infection of the uterus
  • A scar from a caesarean section
  • An intrauterine device
  • A disorder of the uterus or endometrium

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 2, 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 2, 2019

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