Endometrial Ablation Specialist

Women's Rejuvenation Center of Florida

Spencer F. Kellogg, M.D.

OB-GYN located in Miami, FL

Are your heavy periods affecting your quality of life? Dr. Spencer Kellogg at Women’s Rejuvenation Center of Florida in Miami treats severe heavy menstrual bleeding with NovaSure® endometrial ablation. If you’re seeking treatment for heavy menstruation, call now to book an appointment.

Endometrial Ablation Q & A

What is an endometrial ablation?

An endometrial ablation is a procedure that destroys the thin lining of your uterus to help reduce blood flow during menstruation. Ablation doesn’t stop you from menstruating but helps improve your heavy flow.

 

Why would I need an ablation?

Dr. Kellogg may recommend an endometrial ablation if you have a heavy menstrual flow, medically referred to as menorrhagia, and have no future plans to bear children.

Symptoms of menorrhagia include:

  • Soaking through a tampon or pad in an hour several hours in a row
  • Passing quarter-size blood clots
  • A menstrual flow that lasts longer than seven days
  • Need to wake up at night to change your tampon or pad  
  • Unable to go to work or participate in social activities due to the heavy flow
  • Signs of anemia such as fatigue or difficulty concentrating

 

What can I expect during a NovaSure endometrial ablation?

A NovaSure endometrial ablation is a quick five-minute procedure. During the procedure, Dr. Kellogg starts by opening your cervix and inserting a special wand through your cervix to your uterus that extends into a triangle-shaped net to expand your uterus.

Radiofrequency energy is then sent to your uterus through the netting for about one and a half minutes. Then, the netting and wand are removed from your uterus.

A NovaSure ablation can be performed at any time, even while you’re menstruating.   

 

What happens after treatment?

You may experience some discomfort after the ablation, including cramping for up to 24 hours. Vaginal discharge is expected after the ablation, that may be heavy for the first three days. The discharge can last up to three weeks.

It may take up to three months for you to see the full effects of the procedure. If you continue to have heavy periods after ablation, you need to follow up with Dr. Kellogg for an examination.

Pregnancy after a NovaSure endometrial ablation is very unlikely but can happen. Talk to Dr. Kellogg about your birth control options to help prevent pregnancy. You should not have an endometrial ablation if you plan on having children.

If you’re experiencing heavy menstruation that’s affecting your quality of life, Dr. Kellogg may have a solution with endometrial ablation. Call today, or book an appointment online.