What is an Endometrial Ablation?


The uterus is a small pear shaped organ. The neck of the uterus is called the cervix. Each month the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium, thickens. The lining is shed if pregnancy does not occur. The lining consists of blood vessels and endometrial tissue.

Many women experience abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB). The most common causes of AUB are hormonal, benign growths called fibroids, endometrial polyps or adenomyosis. AUB may impair your health by causing anemia, or interference with your life. A conservative approach for dealing with AUB is endometrial ablation.

An endometrial ablation uses a lighted instrument called a hysteroscope for visualization. Other instruments are used to to ablate, or destroy, the uterine lining (endometrium). Periods will then be lighter or possibly stop completely.

Although pregnancy is unlikely, this is not a form or sterilization. Endometrial ablation does not interfere with sexual functions or result in menopause. Ovarian hormone production is not affected by the procedure.

Candidates: Continued abnormal uterine bleeding where other treatments were unsuccessful, women who desire to avoid hysterectomy. Women who do not desire further pregnancies.


The right treatment for you depends on what causes your Menorrhagia, which is why getting properly diagnosed is extremely important.



For ten million American women, that time of the month is a real problem. Problem periods, also known as menorrhagia, tend to be heavy and very painful, last longer than seven days and can interfere with normal activities. If your cycle is troublesome, Endometrial Ablation may be the solution.

The NovaSure® Endometrial Ablation System (“NovaSure”) is a next-generation treatment that reduces or eliminates excessive bleeding by safely removing the endometrial lining of the uterus. The entire NovaSure® procedure typically takes less than five minutes and requires no incisions, minimal recovery time and can be done in a physician’s office. Clinical results demonstrate that 91% of NovaSure patients returned to normal or lower than normal levels of bleeding, 93% of patients treated with NovaSure were satisfied with their results, and 97% said they would recommend NovaSure to a friend.


To learn more about NovaSure® click on these links:

Novasure® FAQ

NovaSure.com - the official website with condition and detailed product information, patient testimonial videos, self-idenification tools, physician finder, and more.

AboutHeavyPeriods.com- A non-branded educational site where patients can learn about menorrhagia and its full range of treatment options.

DareToWearWhite.com - An interactive forum for women to share their stories and experiences, post comments, and link to NovaSure.com for more information.

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