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Heavy Periods: 5 Common Questions about Endometrial Ablation procedures

Heavy Periods: 5  Common Questions about Endometrial Ablation procedures

 

Heavy menstrual flow is a common occurrence affecting 10-35% of women, and a common reason for visits to the gynecologist.  Though the causes for heavy menstrual periods may vary, an Endometrial Ablation procedure is an excellent treatment option for many women, when child-bearing is completed.  The most popular procedures are the Novasure and the Minerva endometrial ablations.

 

As an Ob/Gyn physician with greater than 15 years of experience performing Endometrial Ablation procedures (and with hundreds of satisfied patients having selected the procedure), I thought it may be helpful to discuss common questions from patients  who may be considering the procedure. Here are my answers to 5 common patient questions regarding endometrial ablation procedures:

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It's Flu season...Pregnant women, Get your Flu Shot!

ACOG continues to recommend the flu vaccine for all women, with particular importance to pregnant women.  Pregnant women are at a higher risk of serious illness and mortality from the flu, likely due to a natrual suppression of our immune system during pregnancy.  Further, receiving the flu vaccine during pregnancy remains the most effective strategy for protecting the newborn from the flu.  The flu vaccine is considered safe in all trimesters of pregnancy.
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