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Endometrial Ablation Specialist

Aspen Medical Group, Inc. -  - OB/GYN and Pediatrics

Aspen Medical Group, Inc.

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Internal Medicine & Family Practice located in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, CA

If medications or other therapies don't control your heavy or painful periods, you might be interested in endometrial ablation as an effective solution to give you much-needed relief. At Aspen Medical Group, Inc., with three locations in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, California, the diligent medical professionals offer in-office, outpatient endometrial ablation procedures to get to the root cause of your abnormal heavy bleeding. You deserve comprehensive and personalized care to protect your uterine health. To learn about the benefits of endometrial ablation, call Aspen Medical Group, Inc., or request an appointment online today.

Endometrial Ablation Q & A

What is endometrial ablation?

Endometrial ablation is a procedure in which your provider carefully destroys a thin layer of your uterine lining to help control heavy bleeding. Endometrial ablation is often the last resort for treating heavy periods and abnormal and painful bleeding if medications aren’t sufficient.

You might choose an endometrial ablation to address certain conditions, such as:

  • Endometriosis
  • Heavy, painful periods
  • Uterine cancer
  • Uterine infection 

Keep in mind that you might not be able to become pregnant, or if you do, you have an increased risk of a miscarriage following endometrial ablation. This is why the ablation procedure is typically not an option for women who would like to have children in the future and for women in their post-menopause years.

What does endometrial ablation involve?

Aspen Medical Group, Inc. offers on-site outpatient endometrial ablation procedures for your convenience. During your initial consultation, you can also receive valuable instructions to prepare you for your procedure.

Your Aspen provider reviews your existing health issues and medical history and your plans for children before suggesting an ablation.

The Aspen Medical Group uses several methods to perform endometrial ablation. Your provider gently inserts a slender probe into your vagina and guides it into your uterus. The probe delivers energy that destroys a layer of your uterine lining. Depending on your needs, your provider might use different options, such as:

  • Radiofrequency energy
  • Heat energy
  • Freezing technology

By destroying a layer of your uterine lining, your provider can help you achieve lighter and more manageable periods.

How long does it take to recover from endometrial ablation?

Recovering from an endometrial ablation procedure should only take a day or two. You might experience some side effects following the procedure, such as:

  • Cramping
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Nausea 

After the ablation, some women might also feel the need to urinate more frequently for one to two days.

There’s also a small risk for infection following your endometrial ablation, so it’s important you report any pain, discomfort, or excessive bleeding to your Aspen provider as soon as possible.

If you have a chronic condition like endometriosis, heavy and painful bleeding, or periods that are disrupting your daily life, schedule a consultation at Aspen Medical Group, Inc., by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.