The NovaSure procedure (also known as an endometrial ablation) is a quick and fairly simple fix for women that struggle with abnormally heavy bleeding during their menstrual cycle. It removes the endometrial lining from the uterus to drastically slow or stop bleeding all together.
It’s estimated that about 30% of women experience bleeding that affects and limits their everyday activities during their cycle (and sometimes even in between cycles). It can also affect your mood and physical health. If you’re one of these women, you need to talk to your gynecologist about NovaSure.
How the NovaSure procedure is done
The procedure can actually be done in about five minutes right in your doctor’s office. The doctor simply uses a small tool to insert a piece of netting into your uterus. The netting conforms to perfectly fit the shape and size of your uterus. Then a precise amount of radiofrequency energy is brought through the netting for approximately 90 seconds. Lastly, the doctor will remove the netting with the tool used to insert it.
Most women do not have any major side effects or complications from the NovaSure procedure. The most common symptoms following the procedure are nausea, cramping, and bloody discharge. However, the NovaSure procedure isn’t the right solution for every woman and is only for those that are finished having children.
If you have questions or want to see if NovaSure may be right for your heavy menstrual bleeding, talk to your gynecologist.