NovaSure Treatment in Naperville, IL
What is NovaSure?
NovaSure endometrial ablation (EA) is the simple, one-time, five-minute procedure that has been used to treat over 3 million women—without hormones or hysterectomy. It’s estimated that heavy menstrual bleeding affects 1 out of every 5 women—that’s about 10 million women! The NovaSure procedure is for premenopausal women with heavy periods due to benign causes who are finished childbearing. Many women begin to experience heavy and/or irregular bleeding in their 30s and 40s, as they begin to get closer to menopause. Heavy periods take a physical, social, and emotional toll as well.
How Does the NovaSure Procedure Work?
The NovaSure endometrial ablation (EA) procedure can reduce or stop menstrual bleeding. It works by permanently removing the endometrium, or the lining of the uterus (the part that causes the bleeding), with a quick delivery of radiofrequency energy.
Dr. Wright offers IV sedation for patients undergoing NovaSure endometrial ablation. If you are considering treatment for a heavy menstrual period, contact Dr. Wright to discuss your procedure candidacy and the measure taken to ensure your comfort.
Is NovaSure Right for You?
Women with heavy or long-lasting periods who do not wish to have children in the future may be candidates for the NovaSure procedure. Your doctor can help you decide if the NovaSure procedure is right for you. But if you’re sure you don’t want any children in the future, and your doctor rules out more serious causes of heavy bleeding, you may be a good candidate for the NovaSure procedure.
For 77.7% of women, menstrual bleeding is successfully reduced or stopped within one year. Discuss these questions with your doctor to determine if the NovaSure procedure is right for you:
- Does your period negatively affect your quality of life?
- Are you bothered by the amount of bleeding or pain you have during your period?
- Do your periods last too long? Do you bleed more than once a month?
- Would your life improve if you could decrease or completely eliminate your periods?
- Would you like to learn about a simple procedure that can help you regain your freedom from heavy periods?
Are There Risks With NovaSure?
Pregnancy following the NovaSure procedure can be dangerous. NovaSure endometrial ablation is not for those who have or suspect uterine cancer; have an active genital, urinary or pelvic infection or an IUD. Rare but serious risks include thermal injury, perforation, infection and other problems. Temporary side effects may include cramping, nausea, vomiting, discharge and spotting. Talk to your doctor for more information. NovaSure endometrial ablation is not a sterilization procedure and not for women who may be pregnant.
What Can I Expect After the NovaSure Procedure?
Immediately after the NovaSure procedure, some women experience some cramping, mild pain, nausea and/or vomiting. Most women feel back to themselves and can resume normal activities within a day or so. Be sure to follow any instructions from your doctor, no matter how good you’re feeling. A watery and/or bloody discharge following the NovaSure procedure is normal. It could start anywhere from immediately after the procedure to a couple of weeks afterwards. The discharge may last only briefly, or for up to a month.
Are Women Satisfied with the NovaSure Procedure?
In a clinical study, 12 months after the NovaSure procedure, 92.8% of patients were satisfied with the results and 96.7% said they would recommend the procedure to a friend.
Schedule a Consultation for NovaSure Treatment in Naperville, IL
If you have been experiencing prolonged heavy vaginal bleeding and are looking for answers, contact The Wright Center for Women’s Health to discuss the cause of your heavy menstrual bleeding and your NovaSure candidacy. To schedule a consultation at our gynecology office in Naperville, IL, please call (630) 687-9595 today!