What is endometrial ablation?

istock 1058377616 1 Women who are considering endometrial ablation may have been told by their doctor that they could benefit from this procedure, or they may have been reading about it online and want to ask their OBGYN if it is appropriate for their needs. Dr. Craig Ranch and his team in McKinney, TX work routinely with women who are curious about procedures that can be used to relieve pain, prevent pregnancy, or address sporadic or problematic menstrual cycles. With endometrial ablation, women can address a few different issues with this single treatment. 

What is endometrial ablation? 

The endometrial ablation procedure is one that effectively destroys the endometrium, or the lining of the uterus. It is commonly used to address painful or problematic periods, but it can also be used as a birth control solution. In many cases, alternative options might be recommended first that are far less invasive, such as prescribed medications or the use of IUDs (intrauterine devices). If these fail to address heavy vaginal bleeding or discomfort caused by various conditions, then endometrial ablation may be discussed for women who are uninterested in having children or are done conceiving children. 

What happens during endometrial ablation? 

There are various ways in which endometrial ablation is achieved, and all of these are considered minimally invasive procedures. Women are encouraged to ask Dr. Craig Ranch about the methodologies used in his practice to achieve the desired results, and will work with women to choose the treatment most appropriate for their unique needs. Women can expect to take some time to heal and recover following these procedures, arranging time off of work, school, and other activities to reduce their risk of complications and infection. 

Call Dr. Craig Ranch today to learn more about endometrial ablation 

If you are considering endometrial ablation as a way to reduce or eliminate menstrual bleeding or as a birth control option, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with our team to discuss your needs. Dr. Craig Ranch of McKinney, TX is committed to assisting new and returning patients to his practice for reproductive care. Call the office, located at 7900 Henneman Way, Suite 100, at (214) 544-6600 to request an appointment.   

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