My Experience with NovaSure Uterine Ablation

March 13, 2012 576 Comments »

** Warning this post is about menstrual cycles, and may or may not contain TMI, {depending on how open of a person you are}, but either way, “Beware the Ides of March”watch yo back son,  er just so you know in advance…shall we begin?

Menstrual CycleAfter having Baby C my regular periods turned into those from a nightmare. Once I was done nursing and my period came back I was hoping the flow and pain were extra heavy because my body was still regulating my hormones. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case. My period continued and won the title of “the worst time of the month”, oh wait, it already owned that title, make that, “one of the worst times in my life”, yes it was that bad.

It was hard for me to take my girls anywhere for fear that I would leak though my “protection”, even though I was doubling up and still leaking within the hour, {not so convenient}. The excruciating pain turned me into the not-so-great-mom who let her kids watch lots of movies and too much tv while I scrunched into the fetal position with my ibuprofen and heating pad. Mind you, normally I can battle though a lot when it comes to not feeling well and taking care of the girls , but this was simply unbearable. Do you ever feel like that?!?!

Time to get down to business – the doctor visit

Obviously after months of dealing with “nightmare period”, I knew something was not right and that I had to see my gynecologist. To rule out any serious causes of my abnormal bleeding my doctor scheduled a sonogram and biopsy, neither we’re pleasant but thank God any signs of cancer or other issues were ruled out during this visit.

Okay what next???? Enter NovaSure:

Here are a few quick statements from their website: http://www.novasure.com

What is NovaSure® Endometrial Ablation?  

NovaSure is a quick, safe, and simple procedure to lighten or stop your periods, without the side effects of hormones or the risks of hysterectomy. The NovaSure procedure is for premenopausal women with heavy periods due to benign causes who are finished childbearing.

Why choose the NovaSure procedure?

  • It’s Safe: No pills. No hormonal side effects
  • It’s Effective: For 90% of women, menstrual bleeding is dramatically reduced or stopped¹
  • It’s Quick: NovaSure is a one-time, five-minute procedure that can be done in your doctor’s office

The NovaSure procedure works by removing the lining of the uterus using a delivery of radio-frequency (RF) energy. Your doctor will insert a slender wand in through your cervix which extends a triangular mesh device into the uterus. The mesh gently expands, fitting to the size and shape of your uterus. Precisely measured RF energy is delivered through the mesh for about 90 seconds. The mesh device is pulled back into the wand, and both are removed from the uterus. No part of the NovaSure device remains inside of your body after the procedure.

Because not all women are good candidates for NovaSure my doctor wanted to make sure I knew that the procedure was best for women who were done having children, CHECK hubby and I decided that we were done having biological children and I had my tubes tied. And of course she had already ruled out the chance that there could be any benign or even malignant causes of bleeding, CHECK test results came back a-ok. We also chatted about some temporary side effects including cramping, nausea, vomiting, discharge and spotting

I was given the option to have the procedure done at the hospital under general anesthesia or in their office {at a later date} with local anesthesia. For recovery time and cost I chose the office. NovaSure’s website touts that in some cases the procedure is as affordable as a copay, this was not so in my case. We ended up paying a few thousand dollars on top of our copay, this could be the way my doctor’s office runs, be sure to check with your office before the procedure if you are concerned with the cost of NovaSure.

NovaSure Procedure – My Experience

A couple of days leading up to the procedure I was instructed by my doctor to take some medicines that would allow the procedure to run a bit more smoothly. Upon my arrival I checked in and changed into a hospital-type gown and was lead into the room where my procedure would take place.

This was many months ago however I remember waiting for the procedure to start and once it did looking forward to it ending. I believe I was given local anesthesia to numb the pain, however nothing I was given was working and I felt, what seemed to me all of the pain from the procedure. I am not sure if I am more sensitive to pain than others or if the anesthesia didn’t work as well as it should have, either way the procedure itself, for me, was an incredibly painful one.

Woman Sleeping

After the procedure pain medicine administered to me made me very groggy and I slept most of the day, even though I was in an extreme amount of pain, {luckily hubby was home taking care of the girls}. My husband called the doctor and we ended up switch pain medication and even after still having some intense cramping for about a week.

I assumed for me, that this would be a very simple and easy procedure, as I’ve seen in some online videos of other people’s procedures or heard from friends, unfortunately I think my experience may have been worse than the majority, however I know there were people who were saying their recovery time and pain was similar.

After 3 weeks of discharge and cramping I started to feel more normal. I still have bloating and mood swings common to a period because NovaSure does not remove the hormones we have in our bodies that contribute to those traits, but I can say that I do not have my period, not one little bit. So for me the procedure itself was successful.

For a while during my recovery I wondered if I had made the wrong decision when I chose to go with NovaSure {I think my husband wondered too}. Now that I am period-free, looking back it was worth it. If I could change anything about the procedure I would have gone to the hospital and would have had them put me under anesthesia all the way and checked out cost a little more, in my case it was a little pricey, but in the long run between buying feminine products I guess it evens out.

If you are considering NovaSure talk to your doctor to make sure you’re a candidate, make sure you do your research, and prepare for the worse case scenario, in case your procedure experience or recovery are like mine.

Interesting sidenote: I was surprised that @heavyperiod aka Novasure on Twitter was very helpful with information and “concerned” tweets before the procedure, but as soon as I mentioned my issues and side effects they went silent. I understand that could be a legal thing, but I definitely felt a little abandoned at that point.

The opinions expressed in this post are my opinions from my own experience, I do not and have not worked with NovaSure and am not receiving any compensation for this post. I do hope that my experience helps others even if their experience is not the same as my own.

 

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576 Comments

  1. cym December 10, 2014 at 6:33 AM - Reply

    im having the novasue done this morning. Nervous and excited.

  2. PAT December 10, 2014 at 10:49 AM - Reply

    I WENT AT THE HOSPITAL FOR THE NOVASURE PROCEDURE AND D&C AFTER WAKING I FOUND OUT THE DOCTOR COULDN’T PROFORM NOVASURE PROCEDURE DUE TO MY UTERUS BEING SO LARGE IT WAS TELLING THE MACHINE I HAD A HOLE IN MY UTERUS SO ONLY A D&C PERFORMED HAS ANYONE HAD THIS TO HAPPEN TO THEM AND IF SO WHAT WAS DONE?

  3. PAT December 10, 2014 at 10:58 AM - Reply

    DO YOU KNOW OF ANY OTHER OPTIONS BESIDES THE HYSTERECTOMY (PARTIAL). KIND OF SCARED ABOUT NOVASURE PROCEDURE AFTER READING THE POSTS DUE TO HAVING FIBROIDS NOW I AM FEELING MAYBE THE HYSTERECTOMY IS MY ONLY OPTION. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT ARE THE NEGATIVES OF HAVING A HYSTERECTOMY I KNOW FOR A FACT I DO NOT WANT ANYMORE CHILDREN.

  4. Jennifer D December 11, 2014 at 10:17 PM - Reply

    I am scheduled to have the Novasure procedure done on January 9th, I’m so hoping this helps. Thanks to everyone for posting their experiences, it’s certainly helped me prepare a little more.

    • Amy Botkin December 22, 2014 at 7:52 AM - Reply

      I was scared too..had mine 8 mths ago an so far doing well, other than small cramps. Hope it works out. I just had cramps after done for about an hour, but they gave me pain meds so no problem with much pain. I only had to take one pain pill on the way home. Just try not to stress over it..they say 90-96% of women have success with it.

  5. Amy C December 15, 2014 at 9:20 PM - Reply

    I wanted to post my experience with Novasure. I put off having it done for a couple of years because I was so scared due to negative feedback that I had read online.
    Due to my heavy periods I finally had the in office novasure procedure done on November 11, 2014. I was very nervous about the pain medicine but overall it was not bad.
    Two days before the procedure I had to start taking cervix softening medicine. The day of, After arriving at the doctors office, they gave me a pregnancy test to verify it was negative, then I took the medicines that I had filled, 2 norco, a relaxing med, & ibuprofen. They had my husband and I wait in a little room with a TV, recliners, magazines to let the meds go into affect.
    After about 30-40 min. I went to the procedure room, my husband went too, he sat by the door in the room during the procedure. The doctor numbed my cervix with shots, it did hurt, But not terribly. He did a camera view in my uterus after everything looked good, he started to novasure. He explained everything prior and during. He said it was only 90 seconds long and there would be a high pitch and it would get quieter as it got closer to ending. So that helped during the 90 seconds hearing it lessen in sound- knowing it would be over soon. I will admit that it hurt, I just breathed through it. It was not unbearable though, I even said afterward that it wasn’t too bad. I didn’t feel drugged up before the procedure, but right after I felt sleepy. I came home and ate, then slept, took a regular tylenol for cramping and put a heating pad on my stomach. I never needed to take any other pain meds. Later that evening, no pain, no cramping. I felt tired the next day still and actually felt kind of tired for about a week. But so far so good.
    I get mentrual migraines, so I will still get migraines but hopefully no periods. My first period was the other day and it was just a panty liner, very light. I’m hoping no bleeding at all for future periods. They say it can take 3 months to know.
    But… I would definitely recommend having the Novasure done. So far so good and I wish I would’ve had it done sooner.

    • Amy Botkin December 22, 2014 at 7:47 AM - Reply

      I had mine done April 4th, 2014 and didn’t have my period til now..I’m still getting small cramps. It’s good so far.

  6. Lisa December 20, 2014 at 7:13 PM - Reply

    Hi again, I posted back in August when I had just been to see my Gyno following increased pain following an ablation in April of this year. My pain increased from the first period post ablation and is now intolerable. I am due for my hysterectomy finally on Monday. I have been encouraged by so many posts of ladies who have had positive experiences of ablation therapy and I hope you continue to have a good result. For those of you who have had increasing pelvic pain, back pain and severe labour like pains with a period or around about the time your period would be due I empathise with you. I have always had painful periods but had no idea until after the ablation just how much more pain there was still to experience. I think I may have andomyois which is like endo but in the wall of your uterus. Unfortunately it is very hard to diagnose until after a hysterectomy. If you do have adeno then an ablation won’t work for you as you will still bleed in the wall of your uterus but the scarred lining of the uterus means that you will struggle to expel this blood. Your uterous, trust me, will try though and that is what leads to the intense contractions. I have had a scan since my ablation and I have pools of fluid in there, my uterus has also become enlarged- both point to adeno. Anyway you live and learn. If you suffer from very painful periods remember that this could be caused by adeno. My ablation wasn’t strictly speaking a failure because it only claims to reduce blood flow which it did. Zit doesn’t claim to fix painful periods. Also remember the younger you are when you have the ablation the more chance you have that your lining will regenerate and 1,2,3,4 yrs down the road you may bleed again. Mind you that may well be worth it- if I had had even a years break from pain I would have been grateful. Finally, if like me you are in the Uk then you really need to know that if this goes wrong then the wait for the hysterectomy has been horrific (over 3 months) I have been off work for so long it’s not funny and I have been beyond agony. If you are in the U.S. though it may be worth trying the ablation regardless because you guys seem to be able to get the hysterectomy pretty quickly if needed. Good luck ladies..

    • Lara December 31, 2014 at 1:29 PM - Reply

      Hi Lisa – I was searching online and found your post and felt the need to reach out to you. I had my Novasure procedure done on January 6, 2014 (for anemia due to incredibly heavy periods). First few months were great – no heavy bleeding! But, during my 5th period cycle I began to experience the intense labor like pains you are talking about. I had never had cramping before (to speak of) and this was literally like labor. My doctor put me on the BCP to stop periods and it helped – but the pill makes me depressed and I could barely function. I got off the pill at the end of August, 2014 and have had brown discharge with exertion (running/exercising/sex) and often it smells horrible. Have been back to GYN and he ran every test imaginable and everything comes back perfectly normal. I am so frustrated. He recommends a partial hysterectomy (I am 41) but that scares me too. Have you had any of this discharge? Or just the pain. On a side note – the horrible labor cramps diminished with the use of the pill even after stopping for the past 3 months. Would love to hear about your experience more and about your hysterectomy as well.

      • Lisa January 12, 2015 at 11:09 AM - Reply

        Hi Lara,

        So sorry for taking so long to reply- I have just had my hysterectomy and ai have been resting up. I’m so sorry that you have been having trouble following your Novasure ablation.
        You say that you have every test possible-I trust that includes a transvaginal scan to see what’s going on inside? I have a feeling that the brown discharge you are having is old blood which may be pooling in places in your uterus at the time of your period but unable to drain properly due to scarring from the ablation. This is a symptom of post ablation syndrome along with intense pain- basically the uterus contracts like in labour to expel the trapped blood. When I had my scan they could see pools of fluid in my uterus but I have heard that in some women it’s only been picked up when they have been scanned during their period. Maybe you should run this past the GYN as a possibility?
        As for myself my pain was ridiculous in the week leading up to my hysterectomy ( I had keyhole surgery with tubes out but left ovaries) so that there was no fear in my mi da out the hysterectomy as I knew it was my only shot at getting some sort of a life back. The Consultant confirmed Post Ablation Syndrom after my op, also fibroids and an area of endometriosis in the womb lining.I also had a section of my bowel stuck to the abdomen wall- this was caused by adhesions which are very common following any abdominal surgery., in this instance after the ablation.
        I’m not goi g to lie, the hysterectomy is no walk in the park but I have not once since the op been in any pain nearing the level of pain I had pre op. I’m amazed that nurofen and paracetamol are all the painkillers I need now- before I had to take Tramadol and Dihydracodeine. Anyway if are any questions you have just ask- I’m signed off work now for 6 weeks so I will have plenty of time to answer lol! take care of yourself x

  7. nikki January 4, 2015 at 8:38 PM - Reply

    I had the Novasure procedure done on Dec 31, 2014 under general anesthia. I had cramping for two days and slept all day after my procedure.currently i am experiencing discharge and cant bathe, douche, wear tampons, or have sex for 3-4 weeks while I am healing.

  8. Bernie January 10, 2015 at 7:21 AM - Reply

    Hi Lisa- I’m like you, however, I had the Novasure procedure done back in 2011. For two years I was pain free. However, I was being asked, by my Gyno, if I wanted a hysterectomy, even though I was fine and pain free. It wasn’t until 2014 was when I started feeling the same way you did- The intense labor like pains (on my left side only) it’s very difficult to do anything during this time of the month. I’m due to have a hysterectomy next Thursday. I just found it to be strange that my doctor would ask if I wanted a hysterectomy even before these intense labor like pains began! Obviously she knew something before I did! I have read similar messages like yours and all the women have experienced the same symptoms. I feel as though something’s not right with the Novasure procedure. I don’t know but I’m sure it will come out in due time! I’m sure there will be a class action somewhere down the line.

  9. Paula Sanderson January 12, 2015 at 7:39 AM - Reply

    I had the novasure done November 13, everything was fine until May 14, I had cramps all across my stomach and into my back, leaving me with difficulty going to the toilet for at least a week afterwards, I visited gp who prescribed me pain killers and referral back to gynocologist, scan was done, told me nothing was untoward. They appeared surprised by my symptoms, by this time I would dread my period because the pain was getting worse each month. Prior to novasure,I never had a day off sick with my heavy periods and cramps I could get through. I’m warning anyone out there who wants the nova sure please DONT, the pain now makes me scrawl the floor in agony, my legs give way with the pain, you won’t sleep, eat or be able to go to the loo, there are no gaps of relief, it comes on very sudden and wherever you are you are unable to ‘keep it together ‘, I simply can’t function.After the unbelievable pain and I’m telling you you won’t believe it you think something is seriously wrong, I’m left with an inflamed bowel and bladder for up to 2 weeks after, 2 weeks later it’s off again. The gynocologist are dismissive,like it’s all in my head. I would like this procedure reversing does anyone know if this is an option for me to discuss at my next gynocologist appointment on 22Jan? Anyone considering this procedure your heavy periods are a walk in the park compared to this pain.

    • Lara January 14, 2015 at 11:55 AM - Reply

      Paula – ugh! Girl! I feel your pain – literally. I have the same exact story except my uterus is retroverted so the blood stays in there all month, causing a horrible discharge as it slowly makes its way out. If you read about this on other websites you will see that we are not alone. It is called “post ablation syndrome” and it is extremely painful. I have never been bothered by pain but, I have to say, the pain of my periods since about month 5 after my ablation is that of child birth. Brings me to my knees. It is trapped blood that your uterus is trying to expel – it is contracting trying to get it out and therefore, feels like child birth. I know it is miserable and I am sorry you are going through this too. I am scheduled for a hysterectomy on February 11, 2015. Am told it is the only way to fix this. Am always here to talk if you like. It feels better when we don’t feel alone on this. Take care.

    • Toni January 14, 2015 at 2:28 PM - Reply

      Paula – You poor girl! OMG, omg omg omg.. *big hugs!!!* I love what this woman says here on GynoGab (http://www.gynogab.com/2014/01/post-endometrial-ablation-syndrome.html) “I had an Ablation in December of 06′, (for Dis. Ut. Bleeding) 18 months later I became pregnant. During the C-Section (complications due to ablation) I had my tubes tied. Since then, every period is so painful that no heavy drug I take will find me any relief for more than 2 hours at a time. Dr. says it is most likely Post Tubal Lit. Syndrome and the only relief I will find is a hysterectomy… I find that Dr. seem to be guessing as they go along collecting huge returns for expensive surgeries. Why is it that after all these years, doctors cant seem to have a real clue as to what is happening to the female body? We can’t be that complex, can we?”

      I just came from getting another vaginal ultrasound. Apparently my fibroid has gotten bigger & that *may* be the cause of my weirdo periods (sometimes I have one, sometimes I don’t.. kinda like an Almond Joy / Mounds bar). But she couldn’t see any sign of me having an ablation in the past (told her that I had Thermachoice back in ’11, which, while the most excruciating pain ever, didn’t work) she could definitely see the fibroid pushing on the back of the wall, which is good ‘cuz it’s not pushing on the bladder and, as everyone here knows, we definitely don’t need anything ELSE pushing on that stupid bladder! We have to tinkle too soon as it is!! LOLL!!

  10. Lisa January 12, 2015 at 11:12 AM - Reply

    arghh just reread my post- I hate autocorrect!! What I meant to say was that I had no fear in my mind about the hysterectomy!

    • Lara January 12, 2015 at 11:22 AM - Reply

      Lisa – thanks for the reply! I am proud of you for going through with your hysterectomy! since I wrote to you I have been to the surgeon. He said the same thing you did – blood is trapped in uterus and comes out slowly throughout the month, which is what the brown discharge all month is. I am scheduled for a SINGLE INCISION LAPARASCOPIC HYSTERECTOMY on FEBRUARY 11 – removing the tubes and uterus, leaving the ovaries and cervix. Sounds like that is what you had. I would love more than anything to hear about your experience. I have barely slept or eaten since my visit with him. I am just terrified about the surgery. Mostly, I am afraid of the anesthesia. I don’t know why. I am not afraid of the pain. How about the prep for your surgery? Did you have to do a bowel prep? I don’t know why that scares me so much either but it does. Would you be willing to share details of your first few days after the surgery.

      THanks so much.

      Lara

  11. Amy January 14, 2015 at 11:35 AM - Reply

    Ladies. This conversation is very helpful for me. I have suffered heavy/painful periods since I was in Jr. High. I have 4 kids (4 c-sections) and I’ll be 40 in September. I have always had a struggle with anemia (because of my crazy heavy bleeding each month.). After my 4th baby (4 years ago), I needed 2 blood transfusions, which really saved my life literally. Then about 2 years ago, my iron lows were severely low again and I was sent to a hematologist. She ran all tests and determined my anemia was probably due to my heavy periods (I already of course knew this was the answer!) So I have been getting venofer (Iron) through an IV since then. I stopped doing it for 3 months and my levels dropped all over again. It’s about $170 every time I get it. Now I’m on a maintenance plan, so only once a month. My Gyn and specialist recommend a partial hysterectomy or an ablation. I have horrible insurance, so for he hysterectomy I am looking at $11,000 out of pocket. Sigh. Otherwise I would do it in a heartbeat. My sister in law had an ablation and never had any problems and loves it. I keep reading horror stories. It makes me just want to go for the partial hysterectomy and be done with it all. Of course this is the more expensive option. Any advice or suggestions? After 4 c-sections, you can imagine why I am not keen on surgery, but I would almost rather them get in there and get it all out and make sure everything is okay, instead of getting an ablation, then find out later that I need a hysterectomy anyway. Thanks! Amy

  12. Lisa January 14, 2015 at 12:43 PM - Reply

    Lara- so glad your surgeon confirmed the diagnosis for you and hat you won’t ha e to be dealing with the pain for much longer. Happy to share my hysterectomy experience! I was beside myself too prior to the op- I was convinced I wouldn’t come out of the anaesthetic so I spent most days in a twilight world of pain and fear until I found the Hysterectomy Association UK website and forum. They have forums divided into the month you have your operation- I am a member of the December Dreamers! In there you will find woman going through the exact same fears and emotions as you and the support is immeasurable. The ladies are from all over the world, not just based in the UK, please google it and have a look, I promise you won’t look back. Now, the lovely bowel prep! yes had it, a bit yucky but necessary. I also had to take a supplement to compensate for the lack of eating post surgery. Don’t be scared of the bowel prep because you will be so glad you had it post surgery! The reason being that during the keyhole surgery you are filled full of gas to swell your abdomen so that the surgeon can see all your organs inside which is not so great for us post op as it is wind pain that causes the most discomfort. You are given painkillers from when you come round and for me they took away the pain I felt. My catheter was removed after 24hours and from then I was encouraged to get out of bed and walk to help move the gas down the way- your bowel goes to sleep during the op and with the gas added during surgery your belly is really swollen and wind pain is uncomfortable. You are not allowed to leave hospital until you have passed gas which I had no problem with but when I was discharged after 48 hours I felt terribly constipated but was terrified of passing a motion in case everything fell out! I was assured this was normal though and left hospital with laxatives and a stool softener as well as pain meds. Waiting for that first BM was the worse part of my recovery so far and it happened day 4. Won’t lie, it hurt lol, but oh my, the relief after!! Was like Christmas, which was great because it was Christmas!! ( best present ever’). 3 weeks on and I still have some bowel pain, still hurt just before I to the loo, still get tired very easily and still need to be very careful of overdoing things, especially lifting and bending. But believe me I would do it all again in a heartbeat because I have not once since my op experienced any pain even half way as horrific as that post ablation pain and since I ve been back home the strongest painkiller I have needed is the occasional paracetamol. So please stop worrying and starting imaging a time when all this awful period pain is behind you- it’s so liberating!! take care, Lisax

  13. JENNIFER MILLER January 15, 2015 at 1:46 PM - Reply

    THINK TWICE!! I had my procedure done in a hospital setting in Sept 2012 and felt fine post procedure recovering quickly. Thats where it ended. Every month since the procedure, when I would normally have my period, I have excruciating (and I mean pain sooooo bad that I actually want to die) labor like pain 24/7 for the entire week of my “period”. Pain meds do not work…nothing works…and now I do not have insurance, soI cant get a hysterectomy which I have been told is my only true option. I wish I never ever did it. It has ruined my life and I still get a “period” of black, mucusy gloop. Horrible experience. Please research.

  14. Marylin January 17, 2015 at 2:08 PM - Reply

    I have been doing my research on this ablation procedure and what I’m coming across is nothing but horror stories. I was looking into getting this procedure for heavy prolonged bleeding but changed my mine after reading all the side effects that takes place months or years after. I joined this private Facebook group called ablation did me wrong and its so many women telling their stories and all of them had hysterectomies. Ladies please please do your research a lady on there begged me not to go along with it and since then I’ve found more horror stories on different blogs. Please do you own research and stop listening to people not everyone has your best interest. I’m going for the IUD or implant at least I can get those removed if need be, there’s no turning back from that ablation but hysterectomy. Good luck

  15. Lindsey January 18, 2015 at 9:16 AM - Reply

    I had the novasure done last month and it was a failure!! My bleeding is the same, more painful and just down right excruciating!! Worst decision ever!!! Everything is the same but I’m in more pain than I was before

  16. Leeny January 18, 2015 at 9:38 AM - Reply

    I had my ablation in Jan. of 2012 so it is going on 3 years for me and I haven’t had a period since my ablation. I went to an out patient surgery center and I went under a general. I think that is the best way to go since you don’t feel any pain at all. The day of I only took tylenol for the pain which was very minimal. I have to say I was much older than many of the women who are posting. I was 49 years old. The doctor had suggested a hysterectomy before even mentioning doing the ablation. Doing the novasure procedure was the best choice for me. I haven’t had any bleeding episodes whatsoever so I am very pleased with the outcome. Before the ablation I had years of bleeding between periods, spotting and prolonged periods. My doctor had me on many forms of hormones and after many years of taking progesterone they stopped working. The final straw was after experiencing 36 days of prolonged bleeding. I told my doctor I was just tired of all of this bleeding that I was experiencing he then asked me if I wanted to have the novasure or a hysterectomy. It was my choice. I think because I waited until I was approaching menopause is what has helped me have such a good outcome with novasure. Good luck to all of you!

    • Leah January 18, 2015 at 10:28 AM - Reply

      Hi ladies. I have posted on here about ablation and I want to recap my story to see if what I am experiencing has happened to any others.

      First I want to say that I had thermal ablation in August. I thought novasure was the same thing, but after reading some posts, I don’t believe it is. So sorry for posting my story on the Novasure thread!

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