Excessive menstrual bleeding is a common problem for women as they approach menopause. The symptoms can be associated with excessive days of bleeding, frequent bleeding, unpredictable bleeding, as well as significant discomfort. At least 25 percent of women will experience these symptoms resulting in embarrassing moments, missed work, and an overall disruption of normal activities. Furthermore, due to a lack of understanding, this health condition can lead to confusion and fear for some women.
If left untreated, prolonged bleeding can eventually result in fatigue and anemia. Therefore, seeing an experienced gynecologist is vital to learning more about the condition, the various treatment options that are available, and which ones may be right for you.
There is a simple in office procedure available to reduce the bleeding, clots, and discomfort that many women experience. The NovaSure® Endometrial Ablation procedure ultimately helps to stop or reduce menstrual bleeding, by reducing the uterine lining using radiofrequency energy.
This is not a new treatment. In fact, NovaSure® has been available for the past 10 years, and over a million procedures have been performed. Advantages that NovaSure® offers include:
- In office procedure with minimal discomfort and fast recovery. Most patients can return to normal activities the next day.
- Highly effective. Fifty percent of patients will no longer have any bleeding. Overall, ninety percent report satisfactory reduction in their bleeding.
- Avoids hysterectomy, hospitalization, and long recovery.
- Excellent insurance coverage with most plans.
If you are experiencing excessive bleeding, and do not desire any future pregnancies, NovaSure® may be the procedure for you. The doctors at Woodlands OBGYN Associates can thoroughly evaluate your concerns and recommend various treatment options that may be effective specifically for your situation. Our experienced team of doctors perform this innovative procedure in our office, along with a board-certified anesthesiologist, to ensure your safety and comfort. If NovaSure® is not for you, there are other treatment options available such as, hormone replacement therapy, and various surgical procedures.
See our website for more information on NovaSure® and other services, or connect with us directly to schedule an appointment. Call 281-364-9898 and learn how you can stop the bleeding.