My Experience with NovaSure Uterine Ablation

March 13, 2012 547 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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547 Comments

  1. kim September 8, 2014 at 10:23 PM - Reply

    Just a follow-up comment. Today marks 5 weeks and is the first time I can go without a pantiliner for spotting-hooray! Also having somewhat fertile mucous again, so in a couple weeks will see how period number two post novasure goes.

    • Leah September 8, 2014 at 10:59 PM - Reply

      Kim, I am 4 weeks today since I had the ablation and I still need a liner, but I’m hoping this is the end. My period is due in 5 days. We will see what happens. Honestly….there can’t be anything there to release!

      • kim September 9, 2014 at 9:01 PM - Reply

        My doctor did say my lining was thick, so I did have a period around 3 1/2 weeks after. It was incredibly light (one pad and then back to liners). I feel not much has come out since the procedure, so not sure what to expect. Have you had much bleeding? I didn’t have any bleeding until the period, just reddish tinged mucous. I would be thrilled with light periods like the first, but I guess there’s even hope they can still improve months later. Yay!

        • Leah September 9, 2014 at 10:19 PM - Reply

          Kim, My lining was thick too and she said my uterus was large (I guess due to carrying twins). Have I had much bleeding??? YES! About a week after the procedure I started bleeding and it lasted for 20+ days. Up until this last week, it was so heavy, I was wearing 3 pads to try to keep from leaking (to no avail). Today is the first day that I’ve had almost nothing. My period is due to start in 4 days. I pray it doesn’t! As my doctor said, hopefully this was its last “hoo-rah”.

          • kim September 11, 2014 at 4:24 PM -

            Isn’t that weird that I had almost no bleeding? I’m wondering why I didn’t. Let me know how your first period goes (or not).

          • Melanie Rowland September 11, 2014 at 7:23 PM -

            I’ve hardly had any bleeding either and its been 2 weeks today and my doctor also said my uterus was very thick???

          • Leah September 11, 2014 at 9:30 PM -

            Well today and yesterday, I haven’t had anything!!! Thank the Lotd! 20+ days after I thought I would be done forever…is NOT COOL! My period tracker app says I’m 3 days away. Praying it doesn’t come!

  2. Kim Turner September 9, 2014 at 9:18 AM - Reply

    I had the procedure done I think in 2010. I don’t remember any pain. I did not have any break through bleeding or anything. Nova sure saved me. I was using 3 pads connected from end to end soaking them in an hours time. I thank god for Dr. Noel my Gyn doctor. I know of two ppl who were given hysterectomies, they told me their doctors never even suggested the procedure to them. I went in telling my doctor please give me a hysterectomy. He said NO! I have several procedures that I try before a hysterectomy. Again, I thank him so much for Novasure. Please get the word out because it’s not that well know. The “Novasure” procedure.

  3. joanie September 9, 2014 at 5:17 PM - Reply

    I am thinking about doing the novasure.Had baby number 3 in 2011 c-section and tubal ligation and it completely changed my life for the worse. I went on birth control pill in 2012. it helped my periods and i stoped taking them in 2013 and today makes 10th day some days flow is worse than others. i have an appt the 26th..so i am thinking about this seriously.

  4. Courtney September 11, 2014 at 9:41 PM - Reply

    Ok everyone!! My procedure is scheduled for Tuesday the 16th and I’m feeling really good about it. I’m having NovaSure and tubal ligation under general anesthesia, which should take about 30-40 minutes. Recovery should take 2 hours to check for issues and bleeding. I was told to wear a dress by a few people and not pants so it doesn’t press against incisions. Also told to buy motrin, Tylenol, and a lot of pads ahead of time to be prepared. Any other advice to prep ahead of time and make home life easier the day of the procedure? I will update after I have it done :) Thank you everyone!!! :)

    • Leah September 11, 2014 at 10:03 PM - Reply

      Good luck! I couldn’t believe that I had no discomfort from the tubal or ablation. I even started wondering if I had anything done! Lol! I had the unfortunate bleeding a week after that lasted for 20+ days! but that’s not the norm.

      Good luck and keep us posted!

    • Eva September 12, 2014 at 9:43 AM - Reply

      I had the exact same thing done under general anesthesia. When I got home, I was in a lot of pain, felt like really bad bad cramps. I took the pain medication (from my doctor) and slept all afternoon and evening. My advice would be to have someone stay with you that evening. My boyfriend was with me and was wonderful although I think I scared him – lol. You may not have the same pain but it would help just in case, especially if you have little ones to take care of, luckily I did not. Just something to think about. Good luck to you – it has been worth it for me, I hope you will feel the same way. Take care.

      • Courtney September 12, 2014 at 9:51 AM - Reply

        Thank you so much. I have my husband who will be with me the whole day. My girls are 7 and 9 so they should be ok and not jump on me lol. My mom is going to help as well that night and the next day just in case. Did you get nauseous or were you just in pain? Any issues eating or drinking anything? I’m in health care so I think way too much about before, during, and after ;) The major thing I’m worried about is the pain. How long did it last for you? (The worst of it anyway). Thanks again!! :)

        • Eva September 12, 2014 at 10:30 AM - Reply

          Thats good that you will have him there with you. My mom and sister came with me also and they brought me soup to eat but I honestly could not eat anything. I dont think I was nauseous, I just wasn’t hungry at all. The pain lasted till about 8 or 9pm that evening but I slept through most of it because of the meds, thank God! After I woke up, I was able to eat just a little bit and the pain was not too bad at that point. I slept most of the night as well. The next day I was a little sore but nothing that was too bad and I was able to get up slowly. By Sunday I was much better and I went back to work on Monday. (I had it done on a Friday) So, it wasnt too bad. Just don’t plan anything for a few days. Maybe you won’t have the pain that I did, you might be one of the lucky ones. I’ll pray for that for you :-) I hope that helps!!

      • Melanie Rowland September 12, 2014 at 12:57 PM - Reply

        I had the procedure done on Aug 28th under general anesthesia and I agree I would have someone stay with me for the first day but I had very minor cramping and I do not handle pain well. The whole procedure was great and so far its been one of the best things I’ve ever done! Good luck! I’m sure you will be fine:)

  5. Jessica D. September 12, 2014 at 1:58 PM - Reply

    I just want to say thank you for your review! I was very hesitant about getting the procedure done b/c I am a GIANT pain baby. Tooth pain brings me to my knees and to tears. Terrible!! My doc explained the whole procedure and put me at ease. I had the Novasure procedure today!! I was having it done locally, with xanax, viocodin and 800mg Ibuprofen for pain management during the procedure. They also gave me a shot in the back end for extra relaxation. Prior to the procedure, they gave me lidocaine to numb up the cervix, and that enhanced the already active pain meds. That was awesome! The procedure itself only lasted 80 seconds!! It was uncomfortable, a little crampy, and one brief moment of intense crampiness. It all was over so quickly that I wouldn’t even say it was painful. Uncomfortable, yes. Painful, only slightly. I can handle discomfort much better than pain. Overall, if this takes care of the irregular periods, it’s more than worth it for me. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  6. Brenda Herderhorst September 12, 2014 at 10:34 PM - Reply

    I had Nova Sure done on 9-4-14. I had no pain at all, I too was beginning to wonder if anything was even done to my body as I was put completely out for my procedure. The days that followed were the same as before the procedure , Heavy bleeding and just miserable. After a few days, I called my doctor and she prescribed tranex acid for five days. Happily, it stopped my bleeding after a day, this is day 2 of no bleeding for me after heavy bleeding for the past 35 days. just hoping it did the trick, I really do not want to have a hysterectomy.

  7. Krist September 14, 2014 at 9:57 PM - Reply

    I had my procedure done in my doctors office on Sept 11 so I am only 3 days post procedure. I was advised to take 3 prescription pills (1 for nausea and 2 for pain) 30 minutes prior to arriving. When I arrived, I was given a pain shot and a sedative shot. By the time they took me back to the room, my husband said I was laughing like a little girl which I am rather embarrassed by. All I remember is changing and laying on the table, the procedure starting and the procedure ending. Next thing I knew the nurse was helping me get dressed then walked me out to the car. I was in the office less than an hour start to finish. I had moderate cramping on the way home but was still in and out of it. When we got home, I got in bed with a heating pad and slept for a few hours. I have been very tired the last 2 days but my cramping and spotting has been very minimal. So far, I am very happy with the procedure. We will see how the next few weeks go.

  8. jkp September 17, 2014 at 2:03 AM - Reply

    I had my Novasure procedure coupled with a D&C in November 2012 as an office procedure but with general anesthesia. Had no pain after, just the usual discharge. I was 43 at the time and already experiencing small changes in my cycle. Haven’t had a period since, nor have I experienced residual back pain. Best $35 I ever spent (co-pay).

  9. kim September 22, 2014 at 9:47 PM - Reply

    Leah, did you ever get your period? I had a little Brown spotting glob today. Wondering if it’s going to turn into more?

    • Leah September 22, 2014 at 10:09 PM - Reply

      I have not!!! I’ve thought about celebrating and posting, but I’m scared. Just because I haven’t doesn’t mean I won’t. After bleeding for almost a month solid…I figure my cycle is all messed up.

      Hopefully it’s not the latter. Hopefully I’m done!!

      Thanks for checking on me.

      • kim September 23, 2014 at 7:42 AM - Reply

        Yay! I hope you are done with periods forever!

        • Leah September 23, 2014 at 7:04 PM - Reply

          Me too!!! I hope you are done as well. good luck!!!

  10. Courtney September 23, 2014 at 10:13 AM - Reply

    Update!!!
    I had the NovaSure procedure with my tubes tied on 9/16/14 and my experience was great!! Minimal abdominal pain with swelling that has already gone down. Been spotting everyday with no heavy bleeding. Incision sites are not painful anymore. Tenderness at first in the abdomen, but light cramping for first 2 days. No cramping since. Not sure what type of period I will end up with, but my doctor said since I had an IUD for years, my uterine lining was thinned out nicely, which made the procedure take much better. So hopefully this means no more periods for me, and I’m sterile!!! :) Good luck to everyone considering it. It was worth it for me :)

  11. Leah September 24, 2014 at 10:16 PM - Reply

    Well…I knew it would jinx me to say I hadn’t had any bleeding. Sure enough, today I’ve had a light flow all day.

    • kim September 25, 2014 at 8:18 AM - Reply

      Hopefully it will just remain light! And maybe in a time it will disappear. I’ll keep you posted about myself as I’m due for my period any day.

      • Leah September 26, 2014 at 8:53 PM - Reply

        So far it’s still light. Fingers crossed! Good luck!

        • Kim September 29, 2014 at 8:11 PM - Reply

          Well, I’m the crazy one to do NFP after Novasure! So how do I tell Day 1 without a period??? I had one dark brown/black glob a few days before expecting my period to start, then 2 days of small brown spotting when wiping (no pad needed). Then nothing. My temp went down Friday so I’m counting that as Day 1 since it would be my normal period day, then we camped Saturday and Sunday and no temp checking(thought for sure camping would bring on bleeding!). This morning my temp was lower, but not my normal low. Driving myself crazy hoping I’m not pregnant….probably not, but I can see how I could have these thoughts every single cycle until I stop cycling!

  12. Sara Hernandez September 26, 2014 at 3:51 PM - Reply

    So I had this procedure this past monday I was told it would be a copay so I better not get charged thousands or even hundreds of $$ I dont have. I had this done in my Dr.s office. First day cramping lower back pain second day felt fine but… at the end of the second day develped a headache took 2 Tylenol & went to bed only to wake at 3am with the worst piunding headache & nausea. By 7am I couldn’t get it to stop & developed a fever..more nausea chills sweats & body aches. Tried to sleep it off then called insurance oncall nurse who was worried it was meningitis went to urgent care they sent me to ER where I had to wait 4 hrs with glasses on & a blanket on my head because my head hurt so bad. CT scan fine urine test fine blood work fine yesterday was iffy head hurt on & off low grade fever sore back cramps…today heads still iffy & a little nausea. I didnt think it would be anything like this my mom had it and some friends they were all good after the 1st dsy…uugggg still spotting :0 (

  13. Leeny September 29, 2014 at 3:12 PM - Reply

    I had my novesure procedure done in 2012 and I have to say it was the best thing ever. Before having it I had bled for 36 days straight. My doctor had prescribed different medications to try stopping my out of control periods but nothing worked. I had the procedure at an out-patient surgery center and I was totally put under. I should tell you that I had a couple of polyps removed during the surgery. I have been period free for over 2 years and it has been wonderful. Now I am dealing with hot flashes but nothing too terrible. I wish you all the best and whatever you decide it has to be your decision because everyone is different.

  14. Chris September 29, 2014 at 4:15 PM - Reply

    I just had the Novasure procedure on Friday 9/26 in my OB/GYN’s surgical suite. They had me take a Percocet when I got there, which made me really loopy- I didn’t like the way it made me feel. Once we got a handle on that, they walked me into the surgical suite and helped me on to the table. The anesthesiologist knocked me out with propofol, Zofran, and toradol. Next thing I knew I was sitting in a wheelchair next to my husband. I followed the nurse’s orders to the letter. Norco first when I got home along with a light meal and then rotate motrin and Norco every 3 hours for the first 24. I took another Norco Saturday morning, but have been taking Motrin after that. I had absolutely no pain whatsoever, not even cramping. No bleeding either, however I now have brown discharge but not a lot. So far this has been the best decision ever. Hopefully it buys me 7-10 years before I have to get a hysterectomy.

    • Martha O October 2, 2014 at 6:38 PM - Reply

      Lucky You, my cycle haven’t changed. It seemed to lighten up but that has lasted a good 5 months.

  15. blackcat87 October 1, 2014 at 1:31 PM - Reply

    I am scheduled to have the novasure ablation done on Monday Oct 6….. I am going to be put under and i have an enormous level of pain tolerance however I am still a bit iffy on the procedure as I am only 27. I am done having children, as three c-sections seems to be enough for me (as well as all the problems I endured through my pregnancies) I had a tubal ligation with my last c section (1-30-13) and have had NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS since….no normal cycle, bled for 62 days straight, crazy debilitating cramps, mood swings and everything that every woman (and man) fears at that time of the month. I have tried birth controls, pain meds and everything else they told me to try….with enough of the run around I found a new doc and demanded a hysterectomy… Because of my age and insurance it wasn’t going to happen and I was directed to this procedure. I have been reading about it so much. I am a prime candidate health wise, age wise, not so much. I was wondering if anyone has any feedback for someone In their 20s getting this procedure…the last thing I want is to get a bill for this procedure, that may not work, just to sign on for a bigger bill and more extensive procedure.

    • kim October 4, 2014 at 5:05 PM - Reply

      I just remembered that my friend who encouraged me to get the novasure procedure done had it done with the tubal when she was late 20’s or early 30’s and now she’s late 30’s. She’s never had another period and can’t think of any problems she’s had. Before the procedure she had such heavy periods that her doctor said her husband might come home someday and she’d be dead in a pool of blood. She’s never regretted it. Good luck!

  16. MotherNature October 2, 2014 at 11:15 AM - Reply

    When you all go through early menopause down the road and have all the issues with that I would like you to report again. Higher risks for bone loss and heart attacks. I do wonder about the life long effects. I think this is a short term fix that you will be trading for other long term problems. Please look up the website hormones matter and the hers foundation then make your decision.

    • Jennifer Bullock October 2, 2014 at 1:15 PM - Reply

      Thanks for chiming in. This procedure luckily does not remove any hormones only tissue/uterine lining. I still have premenstrual cramps, bloating, and the usual emotions related to hormones every month, just no insanely heavy periods.

    • Kim October 2, 2014 at 1:44 PM - Reply

      While it can take away the bleeding part of the menstrual cycle, the hormonal changes still occur.

      • Melanie Rowland October 2, 2014 at 1:48 PM - Reply

        I’m sure. But had I not had it done I’d be dealing with hormone issues + anemia from ultra heavy long bleeding. So I’ll take the trade any day!

        • Kim October 2, 2014 at 1:49 PM - Reply

          Same here! I haven’t had my period since the procedure was done over a year ago. It’s been wonderful.

  17. Melanie Rowland October 2, 2014 at 1:19 PM - Reply

    Its been 6 weeks since I had my procedure. So I’m way past that time of the month point and my first time, no period. Just a light yellowish discharge when I wiped twice in two days. That’s it. Couldn’t be more pleased!

  18. Leah October 2, 2014 at 6:26 PM - Reply

    I’m so bummed. Day 9 for me. Days 1-7 were light but the last two days have been very heavy. I’m going to the doctor in the morning.

    • kim October 3, 2014 at 12:45 PM - Reply

      Leah, I added my update onto our previous post. I skipped the period, but still had very little brownish discharge a few days before hand. Keep us posted on the doctor visit.

  19. Kristi October 2, 2014 at 6:47 PM - Reply

    Today is 3 weeks since my procedure. I had very light spotting 4 separate times within a few days of the novasure and nothing since. My doctor said that because I had just finished my period 2 days before my procedure that its not unusual to have very little spotting or bleeding. So far I am extremely happy. My regular period should be anytime so I’m hoping that nothing comes of it.

  20. Jamie October 3, 2014 at 4:43 PM - Reply

    I had a Novasure ablation on Sept 24. I had a couple of days of light cramping and have had very light red tinged mucusy discharge the week following. Today should be the first day of my period and sure enough I started having a much heavier, red blood flow. I am only 10 days post-procedure right now so I am hoping this too shall pass and I will have less (or no) bleeding.

  21. Leah October 3, 2014 at 7:35 PM - Reply

    Kim, I went today and they said that my next options are:

    -wait a couple months to see what happens because it can take up to 3 months for the ablation to work

    -Try another type of ablation

    -Partial hysterectomy (uterus only)

    -Depo-provera

    I chose the depo-provera. I hope this will stop the bleeding.

    The doctor said that most women do not bleed after thermal ablation, but some have a uterus that continues to build lining. Apparently I have one of those.

    • kim October 4, 2014 at 5:12 PM - Reply

      Leah, I forgot you had the thermal ablation instead of novasure. I had heard of one other friend of a friend who had the thermal ablation and then heavy bleeding. Maybe the novasure would work for you? Did your doctor say what the chance of a different ablation success would be? Has the bleeding stopped now after the shot? I had the novasure under local pain killers in the office and am so glad I did not get put under (and I’m a huge wimp).

      • Leah October 4, 2014 at 5:21 PM - Reply

        He said the chrioblation (sp). Freeze it this time. He didn’t know about success because he feels the thermal is the best and I really shouldn’t be bleeding. Basically, it is all a crap shoot now. Try other things and see if any work….last option is to take the uterus out.

        My bleeding has definitely lessened. I don’t know if it’s because of the shot or just a coincidence. I wouldn’t think the shot would work that fast, but I know nothing about it…so I guess it could be.

        I’ll keep ya posted.

  22. Stephanie October 4, 2014 at 5:38 PM - Reply

    Here it is 2 months after novasure…. I’ve had 2 very light periods… No cramping….I was hoping for no period…but I’ll take this over the previous any day! Hopefully… it would continue to get better and better. Overall, I’m glad I had the procedure

  23. Cyndi October 7, 2014 at 7:11 PM - Reply

    Three months post Novasure and I am still spotting off and on, more on then off. I have had a couple of days of a clear liner, that’ it. The last two months my cramping has gotten out of control. It was so bad that I could not leave my house. I have three kids, I don’t remember the labor pains being this bad. I have mild cramping everyday now, I hate this. I take something for pain everyday.

    I have been to my doctor twice and she told me on the second visit she did a scan and saw a 4cm cyst on my left ovary. Ovulation is causing ten days of labor pains and feeling so tired? I cannot go through that again this month. I have had a few days of light bleeding, that is a good thing. I don’t know when it is going to happen or how much and then it stops. So I could not tell you if I had a period or I have just been bleeding or spotting for 14 weeks. I would like to have my sex life back. I will not let my husband of 27 years touch me because of the blood and pain. Or it seems like sex causes the pain to come back.

    I wished now that I would have just put up with the heavy bleeding, at least I knew when it was coming. These cramps are horrible. Before I use to cramp a day or two before my period.

    My doctor said that there is nothing else she can do for me, except to do the hysterectomy. That is not what I wanted to do. I am 50 years old now and should be starting menopause soon I hope.

    My Gyno told me that NovaSure would be the best thing for a women my age. She told me that I would not have any more periods, I was so happy that I had an option for not getting the hysterectomy. I said lets do this today, lol. I had it done in the hospital under general three weeks later. My whole summer was mess up, I didn’t get to do much. I forgot to mention that I had a tubal 26 years ago and my doctor knew this.

    Now I find out that I might not of been a good candidate for the novasure because of the tubal. Post ablation symptom?

    Has anyone else gone through this Please tell me what happened to you. I don’t want another surgery.

    I am supposed to make a post op appointment in a week.

    Thank you for any advise.

    • Cyndi October 19, 2014 at 10:10 AM - Reply

      Monday of this week I had to call my Gyno again for the pain. She told me to come in and she did another exam. She told me that she was going to put a stent in to relieve the pressure, she did not do it for some reason. She told me that there is nothing else she could do for me. She said that we have to do the hysterectomy now. She would call me with the date on Friday. Friday morning I woke to pain that was so bad I called my daughter to take me to the ER. The pain was so bad I was sobbing like a baby. I could barely get out of her car. After lying there in ER feels like for hours the DR came in and asked me how I was doing, IMAO! Are you kidding me? Something is so wrong here, He wanted to do a vaginal exam, OMG! I said no, there is nothing to see. I could barely talk, He ordered a CT and said that my uterus was enlarged and I have a spot on my lung that I needed to have check out. I got a IV of morphine, it did nothing, they gave me a second dose.. I was high as a kite and the pain was manageable. I was sent home with a prescription for pain meds. My doctor has my Hysterectomy scheduled now for Oct 31, 2014, and they call that emergency surgery?

      I should have done more research before I had the NovaSure. My Gyno told me that it would stop my periods and no more cramping, my periods were out of control. The NovaSure stopped the heavy bleeding and clots for three months. When I am supposed to be having my period is when the cramping starts all over again, I ok until ovulation starts.These cramps are like labor pains and I am spotting all month long. I cannot breath is hurts so bad, I use the labor breathing that I learned thirty years ago. I would not wish this on my worst enemy.

      I would say that the NovaSure is not a good choice if you have had a tubal, polyps or uterine fibroids, which I had all three. I repeat I was not a good candidate for this procedure and it should have never been done on me. I cannot go through another month of this pain. I hate pain medicine as it can be very addicting. Hot tub, heating pad does nothing for the pain.

      To all of you going through this I wish you lots of luck and hope that it works for you like it is supposed to do.

      I will get back on here after the hysterectomy with the assist of Da Vinci.

      • Kristi October 19, 2014 at 7:22 PM - Reply

        Cindy, I cannot believe that with your fibroids and polyps that your doctor did this procedure on you. I was told if I had fibroids, I wouldn’t be considered a good candidate for novasure and that they would not move forward. Hopefully the hysterectomy relieves all of your pain so you can start feeling better. Good luck to you!!

        • Cyndi October 30, 2014 at 11:52 AM - Reply

          In less than 24 hours I will be having my surgery. I saw my new doctor yesterday and he said the he will take my tubes since they have trapped blood just like my uterus does. I did not want to go through this. If my first gyno would have told me that the EB might not work for me, I would have never had it done. I would have went straight for the hysterectomy. I pulled a few strings to get my surgery so soon. When the doctor saw me yesterday he said that I was on his calendar for the week of Thanksgiving. There is no way I can take the pain until then, I have been doing this for four months now. Some days I can’t stand to be in my own skin. My husband has been great through this whole process. He took next week off to stay with me. I will let you know how everything goes next week.

          • Cyndi November 11, 2014 at 9:15 AM -

            It’s been 11 days since surgery and I feel great. After the surgery @7:30 I was walking to my husband waiting for me in the car to go home @ lunch time. The first few days I had a hard time with using the bathroom. I thought that it was because of the surgery, found out that I had a UTI, that sucked. My doctor called in a some strong meds and I was feeling pretty good after they took affect. The last of my tape on my belly fell off yesterday in the shower. I have not had any signs of hot flashes or night sweats yet, Thank God. I wished that I would have done this instead of the EB.

            Do you homework, If it sounds to good to be true and that was with the EB that did not work for me. I am looking forward to my six weeks to be over so I can show my husband some love. And getting back to my life that has been on hold since June because to the EB.

            Good luck to all of you that are going to have the EB done. The labor pains that last up to two weeks were not worth it to me. I thought that I would been done with liners after the EB, 14 weeks I had to wear one. I have always told myself that I would never do pain killers, only over the counter for me. That all changed when I had the EB, I was calling the doctors to give me something stronger, the over the counter drugs were not touching the pain.

  24. Dee Barnes October 8, 2014 at 12:49 PM - Reply

    I have had awful periods since March of this year. I decided on novasure and had it done under general on sept 25. I had no pain, no cramping no, no discharge no nothing! I thought yippee! Until this past Sunday when I got my period. NO it was not a lighter period, it was a full blown change a pad every 15 minute type of period. I have clots (sorry for being so open) and cramps beyond anything I have ever had. I am in bed now with my feet elevated waiting for the dr to call back. It is like I never had novasure done. I am 47, no polyps, no fibroids, no extensive lining…. I am afraid I had the procedure for nothing.

  25. Sara October 8, 2014 at 4:08 PM - Reply

    HELP!!! I had my Nova Sure on Sept 22nd 2014 (I’m 33 have had 3 kids got off pill had heavier periods decided I was done) So had the procedure in my Dr’s office woke up had all “normal” reactions – nausea/cramping by day 2 I felt WONDERFUL but by the end of day two I started getting a headache took some Tylenol & went to bed to be awaken at 3am with a throbbing headache by the end of the day I had called the Dr hotline who urged me to go to urgent care & they sent me tot he ER. I was told I had a migraine & given like 4 meds ever since (2.5 weeks now) I have had head pressure or headache – something just isn’t right & I have no clue if it’s from the anesthetic or procedure conjured something up ???? I have called tons of neurologist & one apt setter urged me to see a Dr right away due to something in her life that sounded like what I was going through. So I just got my records & heading to my primary just to get a referral (was told soonest I can get in to see neurologist would be Oct 22nd & I have called like 15 places – ugggg) Now I am scared =0(

    • Jessica D. October 8, 2014 at 8:07 PM - Reply

      Sara, did you have a spinal epidural? I only ask b/c when I had my son, I had a fluid issue with my epidural and ended up having a spinal headache. From my understanding, it’s just an issue with pressure and spinal fluid. I ended up having to have another epidural (blood patch) just to relieve the pressure. It was an easy fix but I did have headaches up until the second spinal injection. It worked immediately.

  26. Henna October 8, 2014 at 11:37 PM - Reply

    I am planning to have my ablation very soon. I am nervous about post-op bleeding and how long it shud last. Any insight ?

    • Mair October 10, 2014 at 11:40 AM - Reply

      I had discharge for a few weeks, a brownish color. When my first period came, it was very light for about four days, around the size of a quarter per day. Just passed my second period – got all the usual symptoms of its coming, but nothing!! Yay! Best thing I ever did. Really no pain after the procedure, felt fine the same day, felt like nothing had even been done to me.

    • Kristi October 19, 2014 at 7:41 PM - Reply

      We scheduled my procedure for right after my normal period. Of course I was told to expect spotting and/or bleeding after, but that didn’t happen. I was so concerned that I called my doctor to ask if I should be worried. She said no, that as long as wasn’t experiencing any pain, everything was fine. I am 5 weeks out from my procedure and couldn’t be happier. From my personal experience, I would suggest scheduling yours right after your period is done. Good luck!

  27. Stephanie October 12, 2014 at 4:02 PM - Reply

    I had my novasure procedure September 9, 2014. I had a brownish color discharge up until my period started on October 8, 2014. My flow was definately lighter and lasted for 3 days only. I did experience some slight cramping which laster the first day and then was gone. I was hoping not to have a period at all. I guess I have to wait 3-6 months to see if my bleeding consistently gets lighter or stops completeley.

  28. sharon October 12, 2014 at 5:05 PM - Reply

    I had the novasure ablation procedure done on Sept 12th due to heavy periods and break thru bleeding. I had a hysterscope and d&c done before the procedure. Two polyps were found and removed immediately before the novasure procedure. My procedure was performed at a surgery center under general anesthesia. I woke up with cramping but the pain was kept to a minimum with the help of pain meds. Cramping was completely gone by the next day. I had light spotting for about 3 weeks. I had normal bloating, pms symptoms when my period should have come, but no bleeding. I am 45 and have high hopes for no more awful bleeding every month. I have read so many negative reviews of this procedure, I wanted to share my positive review. It was relatively easy procedure and recovery for me.

  29. toni October 14, 2014 at 4:51 PM - Reply

    Getting ready to have this done. Had ThermaChoice done back in 2011 and, while it helped regular my periods (mine were so erratic when I wasn’t on birthcontrol.. I could have a period every 2 weeks or go 6 weeks without one, or have one last for 2 weeks, or last for 4 days.. and the cramping/vomiting/diarrhea/mess was unbelievable), I never “lost” my period. And now that I think I’m perimenopausal, the extreme PMS depression is ridiculous. And happy pills (Prozac, Zoloft, Wellbutrin) don’t help, they just turn me into a zombie. But if this isn’t gonna help with the cramping (that’s my big thing about this whole thing.. I’m DONE with the cramping. I can live w/the mess as I’m not an extreme bleeder like some of the ladies I’ve read here), then why go through the pain of the procedure? When I had ThermaChoice, I was loopied out with Vicodin & ibuprofen. But when the doc gave me the injection to dilate my cervix, ALL the painmeds went buhbye and I was in a HELLACIOUS amount of pain during the ThermaChoice. 8 minutes of having 160+ degree water inside my uterus.. not something I would wish on ANYONE. That was MISERABLE. And then I was gooshy gross for like 2 weeks. Yuck. Maybe I’ll have to REALLY think about this again. I just want the cramps & depression gone. Don’t have to worry about pregnancy. Had Essure done as well and that was WONDERFUL. One of the absolute best decisions of my life.

    • kim October 16, 2014 at 11:51 AM - Reply

      Toni,
      I don’t think novasure will help with your cramps and I don’t think it will change your depression either because it doesn’t mess with hormones. I had novasure for spotting much of the time and heavy periods. Before novasure I tried progesterone for the spotting and I am continuing the progesterone cyclic for the great benefit. Maybe check out CEMCOR online to see if maybe progesterone would help with your depression.

      • Toni October 27, 2014 at 2:42 PM - Reply

        OK, did some more hard thinking on this. I don’t think that this is the procedure I need. I am very fortunate compared to a lot of ladies I’m reading about here. I go through 1 pad a day on my heaviest days and can usually get away with just a liner on the other days. It’s just the cramping that kills me.. and now the lethargy & depression that I’ve never had before. But, with all that said & done, I haven’t had my monthly visitor this month. There’s no way I’m pregnant, so not worried about that (had Essure years ago). But I had a spotting episode a few days ago where it wasn’t even enough for a liner, and then nothing. Maybe.. just maybe.. that’s it? But, just to be sure, if I don’t have any more spotting or whatever by next week, I’ll do a pregnancy test *just* to make sure (couldn’t hurt), and then figure out what to do from there. And I’m guessing that this isn’t a good procedure to have if you have fibroids, which I do have (well, one golf-ball sized one).

  30. dawn October 16, 2014 at 8:07 AM - Reply

    Had novasure hysteroscopy last Thursday 9th October 2014 received. Tramadol paracetamol and a anti sickness tablet beforehand went into the room anhour or so later was given injections of local anaesthetic doctor started the procedure must say the doctor and nurses were lovely made me feel relaxed when the actual novasure happened. I jumped off the chair I do have a good pain tolerance but the 90 second seemed to take forever I felt sick sweated up dizzy dreadful and my colour went,I came out after 5 mins my partner was worried of thecolour I was was ok after had a sugary drink but was stiil very pale the pain was dreadful for about a day after constantly felt sick on the Saturday I slept most of the day and felt like crap sorry,went to my doctors. On the Monday. Was told I had an infection and to rest for a bit longer was given 2 lots of antibiotics I have been doing small things. At home to keep me occupied but feel so tired afterwards and drained I’ve also still feel sick its early days yet so I hope I get over this infection really soon but I think. I should have had general anaesthetic. It was that bad people say it doesnt hurt but it does have to wait and see now if my heavy periods stop or get lighter I’m 53 years old.

  31. Lumengo McGhee October 18, 2014 at 3:59 PM - Reply

    Hello, ,,, Ladies
    October the 9th 2014 was my nuvasure day i use to have to wear taponds and pads all the time and at work was the worst i was on my period the day i went in cramping like i was in labor they had to give me something for my cramps well i didn’t have any pain after the nuvasure procedure no cramping nothing just right now I am experiencing a light pink discharge and before then a little bleedingI’m just hoping I would never ever see it. I am so glad I’ve done this procedure I have waited for 4 years to think about this procedure and I’m so glad I’ve done the NovaSure I hope everybody else continue to pose about their experiences this is the only thing that helped me with my decision are these pose i thank you all for information sharing ; ) i am so happy that I done the Nuba sure

  32. Maranda Heltenberg October 22, 2014 at 11:40 AM - Reply

    I had my tubal and ablation done at the same time and I am in pain.I feel like someone ran me over. I had my surgery on the 17th of Oct. Can someone tell me how long the pain will last?

  33. Lisa October 22, 2014 at 6:29 PM - Reply

    I had my Novasure done last Thursday! Still cramping! From what I am reading this is pretty normal???

  34. R. H. October 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM - Reply

    Hi all. I just had the NovaSure endometrial ablation done 2 days ago. My surgery was done in the hospital and I was given general anasthesia which was great. A quick I.V. and mask and I was off to sleepy land. When I came to, it felt like I was waking up from a regular sleep at home in the mornings. I had no groggyness, nk nausea, NO PAIN! The nurses kept asking
    “are you sure you have no cramping?” But I
    had none. The procedure itself took less then 5 minutes. but I was asleep for 1 hour
    and a half. After they wheeled me from
    recovery to a room where my husband was
    waiting in. I still felt great, like a regular
    day. After another hour, I went pee and the
    nurse came in to the washroom with me to
    check for discharge and my urine. I had no
    discharge, no spotting and my urine was clear and a good amount so they released
    me. It is now 2 days post op and I feel
    normal, like I had nothing done at all. I am
    wearing a pad just in case but my spotting
    is so light in color and amount, I think I will
    switch to a panty liner. My surgeon/OBGYN
    told me that 2 weeks after the ablation I would have some brown spotting for a few days as the uterus will eliminate any excess discharge. As for my periods, we shall see in three weeks. I am 33 years old, have 2 kids and was so heavy during my periods I would get severely anemic that I would have to go through I.V. iron injections every week for a month and repeat that every 4-5 months. Not fun so hoping this will stop my periods all
    together and allow my iron levels to remain stable.

  35. Lisa October 26, 2014 at 10:37 AM - Reply

    I just had novasure procedure done on 10/24. I am not in much pain but my stomach is so swollen. I look 5 months pregnant. I’ve not bleed much just stringy discharge. I’m wonderind how long my stomach will stay swollen like this? How long before I can get back to normal activities? I feel winded just doing few household chores. I normally run 3 miles 4 times a week.

    • blackcat87 October 27, 2014 at 2:21 PM - Reply

      I had my novasure on October 6 2014. I had it done under general anesthesia. The day of my procedure-after-i could not sit or stand up for more than a min with out feeling like I was going to black out so I mainly slept. The following couple days I was soooo bloated. Like five months pregnant bloated. It was the same feeling I got when I would have my period. Bloating, constipation, couldn’t even pass gas. I took some gas relief pills and stopped taking pain meds as they kept making me nauseous and I wasn’t really in any pain. After the bloating went down, day 4-5 post procedure, I still had headaches and just ickyness. It was due to the anestetia. A week went by and back to normal I was. I discharged some yellow stuff week two and am now “supposed to be on my period” and am having light cramping and a light brown discharge. So far I am very pleased with my procedure. If I had not I would be winced over in pain, taking hot bath after hot bath, eating my weight in chocolate right now. We will see how period #2 is next month

    • kim October 28, 2014 at 10:10 PM - Reply

      Lisa,
      I had the novasure procedure August 4, and was super tired for weeks. I finally got my energy back after 5 weeks. Then I could exercise again. Tummy is finally back to normal now. It took awhile for me, but I am 45,so not a spring chicken! My periods are just brown spotting, so hoping they will stop altogether eventually, but no complaints as I’ve not even needed a pantiliner since 5 weeks after novasure.

  36. Lisa October 27, 2014 at 3:53 PM - Reply

    I had the procedure done in 2005 and everything was wonderful….until the pain started on my lower right side in 2008. Then I noticed a discharge, clear, thin like water but with an odor. Checked the bladder, kindneys, gall bladder etc, couldn’t find sorce if pain. Ultrasounds found nothing and neither did a laporscopy. Neither oral nor vaginal meds helped with the odor or discharge. I lost my insurance and just had to deal with it. Always have to wear a liner and am so afraid people can smell the awful odor. Fast forward four years, we get insurance again, new gyn sees I had Novasure done and believes that is the cause of the pain. Cannot biopsy my uterus due to ablation so we can’t tell if chronic vaginal infection is from uterus. ultrasound shows trapped fluid in my uterus. She believe only remedy is a hysterectomy. I looked up uterine ablation problems and saw several people who have pain, chronic discharge and odor similar to mine. A few times since the pain started I have had a “period” or spotting snd the pain is relieved for a while after. I feel like I traded one problem for a much bigger problem and I really regret getting the Novasure. I’m 51 and all my kids are out of the best and I should be having an active sex life, instead I feel like I need to find excuses not to. My Hubby is very understanding, but I feel icky from the constant smell and discharge. Think long and hard and really research before having this done.

  37. Veronica November 1, 2014 at 11:02 AM - Reply

    Hi,
    I’m scheduled to have a NovaSure at the same time as a tubal. Some of the comments are confusing me. Is a tubal bad to have with an ablation? I’m 42, excessively heavy bleeding and not having any more children.
    Thanks

    • Jennifer Bullock November 4, 2014 at 8:30 AM - Reply

      Veronica, I had my tubal before the ablation and I think my tubal could have caused the heavier bleeding. I can’t say that it would be bad to do both at the same time, though am not a medical professional, but I think it would be better to do if you’re already having a heavy flow.

  38. Courtney November 4, 2014 at 11:07 AM - Reply

    Just wanted to give an update…I had the NovaSure and tubal ligation on 9/16/14. I needed a pad for slight bleeding and just discharge for 4 weeks. Nothing bad. I’m 7 weeks post-op and just got my first period yesterday. No cramps (a little hormonal lol) and light bleeding. So far so good, no complaints here. My stitches are healed, swelling went down around week 3, and I feel good :)

  39. Ash B November 9, 2014 at 9:48 AM - Reply

    Hello ladies,
    So glad to read all your comments, both g ood and bad about your procedures. I’m having Nova Sure and D&C done this Friday at an outpatient surgery center under general anesthesia. Quite honestly I’m more worried about my IV, as I’m a ‘hard poke’ and my veins tend to collapse. I’m 31, happily married with two beautiful children. My husband had a vasectomy after baby # 2 in April, and my periods have continued to worsen ever since my 2nd pregnancy. And, I’ll just say they were never great to begin with. Extreme bleeding, clots, and now I feel like I’m in labor with all sorts of cramps and pains. Given all this and the fact that we are done having children I decided to go ahead and have this procedure done. I have a bunch of clients that have had it done and all say it was the best thing they have ever done. My only concern is my age, as I am anywhere from 8 to 15 years younger than some of these ladies. But my OB seems to think that I will be just fine! I’m excited, thanks for all the advice and comments. Glad I found this website :)

  40. Rochelle November 10, 2014 at 1:53 AM - Reply

    I had my ablation done on November 4, 2014. It’s been 5 days since my procedure. I’m still having a light brownish period, but not heavy like before. I’ve had a period for 4 continuous months. I can’t wait for it to end. I went to ER the other day due to low blood pressure and chest pains. They said it was just heart burn and I also developed a UTI. I hope this is not all due to the ablation!

  41. Toni November 11, 2014 at 1:39 PM - Reply

    I need to find a new OB/GYN.. one who actually has time! I love my OB/GYN.. he’s the absolutely sweetest guy, but his office is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO busy and they just don’t have ANY time to listen! I was scheduled to see him for the pre-op on 10/17 with the op on 10/27, but I was in the ER Vets w/one of my kitties, who ended up passing away, who didn’t go to the pre-op. I talked to the OB/GYN’s office while I was zooming to the vet’s office, letting them know I wasn’t going to make it, and they stated that they’d call me the following week to reschedule. They never called, they never responded to my voicemail, then I get a call on 10/27 wanting to know why I missed my OP date. I didn’t miss it.. I knew it was on 10/27, but I didn’t know where it was going to be (OB/GYN has 2 offices and also has hospital privileges, so there was at least 3 different places all over town it could have been), plus didn’t have a time…nothing! SO I need to find a new OB/GYN. But, something else has happened. I’m thinking I’ve hit menopause! The last 2 months’ worth of Auntie Flow has been non-existant, and I know I’m not pregnant. Used 4 different pregnancy tests, all said negative. I “spotted” (showed pink) when I wiped after going tinkle twice like 3 days when I should have started in October, then the same thing happened here in November (early in the month). But no cramps, no mess, no extreme starvation (I’m a hungry hippo when it comes to that time of the month.. feed me or there will be CONSEQUENCES!!).. much milder mood swings.. but I just turned 41. Literally, like 2 weeks ago, so I know I’m technically too young to go through menopause. I can’t ask my mom when she hit “the change” because 1) she wouldn’t remember and 2) she had a full hysterectomy back when I was born in ’73, so she hasn’t had a period since then. I know she still does the hot flashes, but she’s been suffering with those since the 80s. So that’s another reason I want to find a new OB/GYN.. get my hormones checked out. Maybe that’s it for me? If so, hip hip hurray!!!

  42. Cyn November 11, 2014 at 3:21 PM - Reply

    I have had heavy periods the last few mths with cramping. I found out I have a fibroid In my uterus along with cysts on the left ovary. I had a tubal in 2004 after having my son. My GYN knows this. I see that some have said this procedure isn’t recommended if you have fibroids or a tubal. My GYN recommend both a d & c and nova sure. I’m now confused . I don’t think I’m a good candidate for the nova sure. I feel like the d & c would ok. Any advice?

  43. Sue November 12, 2014 at 12:50 PM - Reply

    I had the procedure done on sept. 24th and 8 days later I got my period and it was heavy and again I got my period on nov. 10 and once again is very heavy. I’m so upset that I’m paying over $800 out of pocket for a procedure that didn’t work. I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else?

    • Toni November 13, 2014 at 5:54 PM - Reply

      Sue – I had ThermaChoice back in 2011. While it did help with regulating my periods, they were actually much heavier and more painful than ever before. I feel for you. *hug*

      • Sue November 13, 2014 at 10:09 PM - Reply

        My dr told me that my next step is a hysterectomy and I’m really contingplating it cause it’s so bad and it’s hard to leave the house. I’m just so upset that it didn’t do anything to fix my problem.

  44. Melissa S. November 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM - Reply

    I had the Novasure procedure in 2009. I spent the afternoon curled up on the sofa with moderate cramping. Prescribed Percocet helped. The next day I was back to work. I have not had any bleeding whatsoever since the procedure was done. No compaints here! Highly recommend.

  45. Ali R. November 16, 2014 at 4:33 AM - Reply

    I’m about a year and a half out from my D&C, polypectomy, and NovaSure for heavy bleeding and painful periods…worst mistake ever! Yes my periods are better but I’m still getting them and the cramps are so intense they feel like labor pains radiating down my leg and around to my back every month. It seems like they are getting worse as time goes on…ughhhh super frustrating! I wish I would’ve just gone with a partial hysterectomy instead. Definitely a case of a failed ablation and post-ablation syndrome. I’m jealous of all the success stories from the procedure while I’m stuck downing Tylenol and mad that the heating pad is melting the tub of ice cream I’m simultaneously eating and crying into lol

    • Toni November 20, 2014 at 10:19 AM - Reply

      @Ali R. – “mad that the heating pad is melting the tub of ice cream I’m simultaneously eating and crying into lol”

      I love this! I absolutely love this!!! *big hugs!!!* (if you have Safeways near you, the “Moose Tracks Ultimate Chocolate” is the best!!)

  46. LiLeeZoo November 20, 2014 at 10:42 PM - Reply

    This is a great site – almost everything I have seen online about Novasure is negative. I am thinking of getting this done, but am concerned about some of the side-effects I’ve seen on other sites, particularly weight gain. I already need to lose 40 pounds and I don’t think I could handle gaining more weight. For those of you that had this procedure done, have you had weight gain? It seems like the tubal ligation is the cause of weight gain per this site, but don’t know if that’s true for women without tubal ligations. Thanks so much!

    • Kristi November 23, 2014 at 10:22 PM - Reply

      There’s really no reason for weight gain after the procedure since it doesn’t effect your hormones. I had the Novasure 3 months ago and haven’t experienced weight gain (or loss darn it)! Good luck!!

    • kim November 23, 2014 at 11:37 PM - Reply

      I had the novasure procedure done in August without a tubal and initially had a few pounds gain, but was able to lose it.

  47. Kristi November 23, 2014 at 10:27 PM - Reply

    And a word of advice, I am super happy with my results, but I almost didn’t have it done because I read so many negative things online. It’s the best thing I have ever done and it was worth the money!! The most important thing I did was to have a sit down with my doctor and have her explain it all in detail. Decide what’s best for you. And again, good luck!!

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