What does endometrial uterine balloon ablation treat?
Menorrhagia, or excessive menstrual bleeding, affects up to 25 percent of healthy women. Endometrial uterine balloon ablation is often recommended for:
- Very heavy periods
- Bleeding for longer than a week
- Anemia caused by excessive blood loss
- Patients who have not found relief through drug therapy and do not want a hysterectomy
Endometrial uterine balloon ablation results
Endometrial uterine balloon ablation typically cures excessive bleeding in 85 percent of women.
What to expect with endometrial uterine balloon ablation
Endometrial uterine balloon ablation is performed by a gynaecologist. It is a minimally invasive treatment, which means no surgical incisions are required. It typically involves a local anesthesia. First, the gynaecologist widens the cervix opening by dilating it with medication or using rods. This enables the insertion of a balloon device through the cervix. The balloon is then inflated with heated fluid. The whole procedure typically just takes a few minutes.