Ten million women are plagued with frequent, heavy periods that genuinely affect their lifestyle. Even if their periods were normal when they were younger, the frequency and intensity of their cycles change as they near menopause. Novasure is a safe and effective procedure to lighten menstrual bleeding or eliminate it.
How Does Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Affect Women?
Heavy bleeding affects women in a variety of ways. Physically, the loss of so much blood leads to anemia, exhaustion, headaches, and painful cramps. Socially, it can affect a woman’s ability to exercise, how often she has sex, and even cause her to miss work due to the pain and exhaustion. Women with heavy periods also report they’re depressed, anxious, irritable, and feel poorly about themselves during their period.
What is Novasure?
Novasure is a procedure known as endometrial ablation. It removes the lining of the uterus (endometrium) with radiofrequency energy, making it a completely non-invasive, non-surgical option.
Who’s a Good Candidate for Novasure?
Patients whose lives are negatively impacted by heavy, frequent periods can find relief from this health condition with this simple procedure.
Novasure should only be performed on women who are premenopausal and done having children. Because the endometrium is necessary for implantation, a pregnancy can be very dangerous after the Novasure procedure, and it’s unlikely it would be a viable pregnancy because the placenta can’t attach to the uterus and support the pregnancy. Patients with a history of uterine cancer, active genital or urinary infections, or an IUD present should not have this procedure performed.
After the Procedure
Cramping, spotting, and discharge are expected post-procedure. Some women experience nausea or vomiting for the first 24 hours, too. Patients typically go back to their normal activities within two days, but aftercare is important. Discharge or light bleeding may come and go for months and it’s completely normal. Since women are undergoing Novasure to reduce or change their periods, they can expect to see results sometime after the healing process.
Is Novasure Considered a Form of Birth Control?
The likelihood of a woman becoming pregnant is reduced after Novasure, but she can still become pregnant. Long-term or temporary birth control is still necessary.
Novasure is safe, effective, and many patients experienced satisfaction with the improvement they saw in their cycles. Contact Associates in Women’s Health today to schedule an appointment. We will be able to determine if Novasure will benefit you.