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Old 01-07-2013, 07:24 PM   #16
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I had The NovaSure procedure done at the end of March 2012 due to heavy menses. It's been wonderful for me! Extremely light spotting now. I went completely out for the procedure and woke up with a very bad burning pain that they had a hard time getting under control for me. I was in recovery longer then expected and did vomit due to the numerous pain meds they were giving me. Once I was released, I went home and slept most of the night and just rested the next day. I returned to work two days after the procedure.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:28 PM   #17
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Had this done as an outpatient procedure (anesthesia used) in Sept. 2010 due to extremely heavy cycles and pain. I had good results for about 6months and then started with the same problems again. In Aug. 2011, I went back to my dr. and tried several other options (non requiring surgery). Nothing worked and I finally had a hysterectomy June 8 (7mths tomorrow). I wish I would have done the hysterectomy to begin with!
That is what I am afraid of..it returning! I am 45 and my ob told me women in their 40's have better luck than women in their 30's. Are you in your 40's?
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:37 PM   #18
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I had an ablation in 2010. Haven't had more than spotting since then. Anesthesia was twilight and I was home within an hour or two of the procedure.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:45 PM   #19
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I had an ablation in 2010. Haven't had more than spotting since then. Anesthesia was twilight and I was home within an hour or two of the procedure.
I think b/c I am getting D&C that the anesthesia is heavy. he told me I had to be perfeclty still all muscles relaxed for fear of a bladder or bowel knick. Just what I would need! I am also epileptic though seizure free due to meds for many many years and that too weighs on my mind...
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:03 PM   #20
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I had ablation done 2 years ago because I was also anemic. Mine also got down to a 4 and iron pills made me sick. The ablation surgery went great, I just had twilight though. I would also be a little fearful of full anesthesia because before I got the ablation I had to have my gall bladder removed and one anesthesiologist refused to put me under because my levels were so low. I had to be moved to another hospital that had my blood type in supply to have the gall bladder surgery. After that I decided I had to do something about being anemic. My levels are now back up and I feel SO much better. My periods were horrible after I had my 3rd child and I really think it is because I got my tubes tied. That is something I wish I wouldn't have done after reading about the side affects, after the fact. My period has not come back and I am in my mid 30's.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:04 AM   #21
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Do you still have the hormonal changes associated with a period if you've had these procedures done?

My hormonal shifts during a period are intense. I can feel how hateful, and miserable, ivebecome but I can't pull myself out. I've gotten better about just locking myself away and taking "me" time as to not bite their head off repeatedly, but it's frustrating.

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:23 AM   #22
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I had the Novasure done the first week of December. I was awake and it was done in the doctors office. The cramping during the 2 minute procedure was pretty bad, and lasted throughout the day. After about 6 hours I was feeling better, and by the time I woke up the next morning I was totally fine. I had a Christmas party at my house that night.
I had this same experience in December when I had a Novasure- I was in extreme pain- and it lasted the rest of the day. Hopefully it worked and was worth it.

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Do you still have the hormonal changes associated with a period if you've had these procedures done?

My hormonal shifts during a period are intense. I can feel how hateful, and miserable, ivebecome but I can't pull myself out. I've gotten better about just locking myself away and taking "me" time as to not bite their head off repeatedly, but it's frustrating.

Didn't mean to hijack th op but I'm terribly curious.
It is my understanding that the hormonal changes are due to ovulation and yes, you would still have your ovaries so you would still ovulate.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:14 AM   #23
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OP here. I guess I feel that since I am controlling my anemia naturally (I even showed my hemotologist the pills I got at the chiropractor and he is recommending them to his patients who can't tolerate iron) - my iron levels are pretty normal now. I think do I mess with the surgery/etc. to be able to have normal iron levels without taking pills? Is it worth it ? I am struggling wtih that answer. I think if it was twilight sleep I would be more open to it.

I guess it comes down to am I willing to live with really heavy periods for 72 hours a month (the remaining days are light during the cycle). My iron is controlled with my natural pills. So the only pain to me really is when I get the cycle and I am on vacation or an inconvenient time in life.

I thought this surgery would be the answer to all of this but I am concerned it won't work though I was told the mid 40's is best b/c the lining WILL grow back but by the time it does I should be in menopause then....

I decided I am going to keep a detailed journal the next 2 cycles to see what I can live with. How bad is bad???? Funny thing is I was slated to ahve it last Friday and I am a prayerful person. The week of the surgery I get a UTI then my tooth starts killing me for no random reason and they were concerned I had a tooth infectin and wanted additional round of antibiotics. I just felt it was a sign to pull the plug on the surgery date and I did...
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:52 AM   #24
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my ferritin was 7 rbc and hemglobin were norml.....2 years ago.....began pumping up on Fe rich foods and the only only only fe supplements my stomache could tolerate was flintstones chewable multi with Iron ( contains ferrus fumarate as its Fe)............i kid u not........ so took them every day and ferrtin got into normal levels.... right now I am in the middle of a 8 day heavy period........yuck .........going for blood work this week.......... and I am going to call gyno........ i am in the middle of peri...with cycles all over the place....... long heavy bleeding...... and Now spotting here and there too........... boy is this fun.............. just to someone who mentioned a d& c and general........ i had it under twilight about 10 years ago..........due to a misscarrige.......
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:57 AM   #25
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Hi there,

I had an ablation about 5 years ago and I had it with NO anethetia, not even twilight and it was the most painful thing I have ever been through in my entire life. The nurses were holding me down.

I would highly recommend being put completely under if you do go through with the procedure.

For me the procedure didin't work and while my periods were slightly lighter, I ended up with spotting and light bleeding EVERY day for over a year. I still had "heavyish" periods, and then in between still needed a pad because there was still bleeding every single day.

I ended up with a hysterectomy a year later and it was the best thing I ever did. I feel 800% better!!!!

Good luck!
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I had an ablation about 5 years ago and I had it with NO anethetia, not even twilight and it was the most painful thing I have ever been through in my entire life. The nurses were holding me down.

I would highly recommend being put completely under if you do go through with the procedure.

For me the procedure didin't work and while my periods were slightly lighter, I ended up with spotting and light bleeding EVERY day for over a year. I still had "heavyish" periods, and then in between still needed a pad because there was still bleeding every single day.

I ended up with a hysterectomy a year later and it was the best thing I ever did. I feel 800% better!!!!

Good luck!
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my ferritin was 7 rbc and hemglobin were norml.....2 years ago.....began pumping up on Fe rich foods and the only only only fe supplements my stomache could tolerate was flintstones chewable multi with Iron ( contains ferrus fumarate as its Fe)............i kid u not........ so took them every day and ferrtin got into normal levels.... right now I am in the middle of a 8 day heavy period........yuck .........going for blood work this week.......... and I am going to call gyno........ i am in the middle of peri...with cycles all over the place....... long heavy bleeding...... and Now spotting here and there too........... boy is this fun.............. just to someone who mentioned a d& c and general........ i had it under twilight about 10 years ago..........due to a misscarrige.......
Yep this is exactly me....
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:40 AM   #28
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Having this done tomorrow in fact. I'm terrified. I had severe anemia this past year, but they thought the polyp/fibroid thing was what caused it so tomorrow I get to go under general anesthesia and have the procedure along with a d and c... I think... They keep telling me different things. But overall I know this stupid growth is going bye bye and hopefully my periods will lighten up
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Having this done tomorrow in fact. I'm terrified. I had severe anemia this past year, but they thought the polyp/fibroid thing was what caused it so tomorrow I get to go under general anesthesia and have the procedure along with a d and c... I think... They keep telling me different things. But overall I know this stupid growth is going bye bye and hopefully my periods will lighten up
I hope you will post your results....Once your anemia was diagonosed did you start taking iron? Did that work and bring your levels up?
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I hope you will post your results....Once your anemia was diagonosed did you start taking iron? Did that work and bring your levels up?
Yup! The pills worked wonders and I feel better, but I'm off them now and feel terrible. But I have a follow up with both my gyn and primary care within the next month or two so hopefully tomorrow will solve everything like they said! Fingers crossed and hoping for pixie dust!
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