We know that most women are not huge fans of having to endure monthly periods, but they are a fact of life. Sometimes, though, a woman's period can be almost debilitating, so heavy that it starts to interfere with the day-to-day business of living. As women begin to approach menopause in their 30s and 40s, they may experience more painful periods, longer lasting periods, and/or periods that are so heavy that they need to change their protection hourly or more. These women may find themselves tired and depressed during a seemingly endless time of the month, losing hope that it will end or get better. The odds aren't great, either... studies show that 1 in 5 women will experience heavy periods.
The good news is that it can get better! There is a gynecological procedure called "endometrial ablation" that can end those heavy periods, sometimes for good.
Big words... what does endometrial ablation mean?
Ablation means to destroy or remove material from the surface of something. Endometrial refers to the lining of the uterus. Therefore, endometrial ablation means to destroy and remove the lining of the uterus. At Meadows Surgical Arts, Dr. Meadows utilizes the NovaSure procedure for endometrial ablation: a quick, simple solution to heavy bleeding with no incisions and no down time. Y'all, it's done and done in less than 5 minutes in Dr. Meadows' office. Ninety seconds of radio frequency on the lining of your uterus, and you're good to go. You can rest easy, knowing those heavy periods are likely gone for good.
One caveat, though: this procedure is for women who have completed their families and do not expect to get pregnant in the future. You must use some form of permanent birth control with the ablation, such bilateral tubal ligation.
If you're suffering from abnormally heavy periods, there is hope! Call one of our offices at (706) 335-3555 (Commerce) or (678) 541-0339 (Buford) and schedule a consultation with Dr. Meadows, and discuss your options and whether or not NovaSure endometrial ablation may be right for you! ScheduleScheduleScheduleSchedule