Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial Ablation services offered in Bluffdale, UT

Endometrial Ablation

Endometrial ablation is a wonderful treatment option for some women and is among the advanced services available from the team at South Valley Women’s Health Care. The highly skilled practitioners at this Bluffdale, Utah, location bring unparalleled skills and experience to their practice, including in endometrial ablation procedures. When you’re ready to learn more, book a visit online or by phone.  

Endometrial Ablation Q & A

What happens during endometrial ablation procedures?

Endometrial ablation is a treatment option for women who experience abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding. To understand how the treatment works, it helps to think about how your uterus normally functions. 

Your uterus is lined with special cells called the endometrium. As you move through your menstrual cycle, this tissue gradually thickens, providing a nourishing and supportive space for an embryo if fertilization occurs. 

If fertilization doesn’t occur, your uterus sheds the thickened layer of tissue, which emerges from your body as menstrual bleeding. Endometrial ablation works by destroying your uterine lining thereby reducing your monthly bleeding. 

Several methods of endometrial ablation are available. Your gynecologist explains your options to help you make an informed decision about your care. 

Why do women choose endometrial ablation?

Heavy periods are more than just inconvenient. For some women, monthly bleeding lasts for many days and impacts their ability to enjoy normal routines. Heavy cramping often accompanies heavy bleeding. 

Women who have abnormally heavy bleeding often develop anemia, a potentially serious blood condition. Left untreated, anemia can even lead to heart damage. 

For some women, heavy bleeding requires days of frequently changing pads and tampons, only to experience frequent breakthrough bleeding. Many find themselves limiting their activities during their periods. 

Women who have endometrial ablation usually report a high degree of satisfaction with their results. Many wish they had sought out this treatment years sooner. 

Is endometrial ablation right for me? 

If you experience heavy bleeding, schedule a diagnostic visit at South Valley Women’s Health Care. Your gynecologist performs the appropriate screenings to determine the cause of your abnormal bleeding. 

In some cases, treating an underlying condition like uterine fibroids or endometriosis is the best way to control heavy bleeding. Even some forms of hormonal birth control can help. If endometrial ablation is the right fit for your needs, your specialist can explain what to expect. These procedures aren’t performed in-office, so you’ll discuss where to meet your practitioner. 

If you’re ready to learn more about endometrial ablation, call the friendly office today to schedule an appointment. Online booking is also an option and is fast and easy.