NovaSure is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding in women. It is a type of endometrial ablation, which is a procedure that involves removing or destroying the lining of the uterus (endometrium) to reduce or stop menstrual bleeding.
During a NovaSure procedure, a thin, wand-like device is inserted through the vagina into the uterus. The device uses radiofrequency energy to deliver heat to the endometrial lining, which destroys the tissue. The procedure usually takes less than 5 minutes to complete and can be done on an outpatient basis.
My OB/GYN performed the procedure, under twilight anesthesia. I didn’t feel a thing while they burned the lining of my uterus. Afterwards, I did have light cramping and was a tad uncomfortable. A heating pad and some motrin helped ease the cramping symptoms.
NovaSure is typically recommended for women who have heavy menstrual bleeding that has not responded to other conservative treatments such as medication, and who do not wish to undergo a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). It is not recommended for women who wish to retain their fertility, as it may reduce the chances of getting pregnant in the future.
As with any medical procedure, it does carry some risks and potential complications, including infection, injury to the uterus or surrounding structures, and changes in menstrual patterns. It is important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if NovaSure is an appropriate treatment option based on an individual’s specific medical condition and health history. If you are considering the NovaSure procedure, check out my experience here.
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