As a woman enters her perimenopausal years, a lot of things begin to change with her menstrual cycle. If you are entering this stage of your life, you might find that your periods are significantly heavier than they used to be during your child-bearing years. At Reza Ahmadinia OBGYN, Dr. Ahmadinia wants women to know that they have options to control this excessive bleeding which can significantly impact their quality of life. An endometrial ablation is an increasingly popular alternative to the hysterectomy procedure, which has traditionally been used to eliminate excessive bleeding and stop a woman’s menstrual cycles from occurring.
Many women in Victorville and throughout the High Desert region can benefit from an endometrial ablation procedure. Dr. Ahmadinia, who is an obstetrics and gynecology expert, uses a variety of techniques to perform this outpatient procedure. The technique he chooses depends on the patient, their preferences and personal factors. Ultimately, the goal of this procedure is to destroy the lining of the woman’s uterus and prevent her from continuing to have menstrual bleeding in the future. This unique procedure eliminates a woman’s monthly bloodshed, but does not stop her hormones from cycling. She will continue to enter normal menopause and have normal hormone cycles each month.
This procedure can be performed in the office, but certain techniques must be completed in the operating room. Dr. Ahmadinia does his best to make sure each patient is calm and comfortable before beginning the endometrial ablation. Typically, the recovery period after the endometrial ablation is relatively short. Women may notice menstrual-like cramps for several days after the procedure, and also will experience a watery discharge for a few weeks. Women should avoid intercourse for several weeks, and should not wear tampons immediately after the procedure.
If you have been suffering from excessive menstrual bleeding and want to explore your options, contact Dr. Ahmadinia today to set up a consultation appointment. He will help you decide if an endometrial ablation is the right choice for you, and provide you with the information you need in order to make a solid decision.