Novasure Endometrial Ablation Specialist

Meena Jain, MD., MBBS., FACOG

Cosmetics and Skin Care & Minimally Invasive Robotic Gynecology located in St. Petersburg, FL

If heavy menstrual bleeding has you changing tampons and pads too often or worrying about leakages, consider a NovaSure® endometrial ablation. Dr. Meena Jain provides compassionate care and expert treatment for women with heavy periods. Call the office to see if the procedure is right for you or book your appointment online.

Novasure Endometrial Ablation Q&A

What are the signs and symptoms of heavy menstrual bleeding?

Having a persistently heavy period is known as menorrhagia. You may have abnormal menstrual bleeding if:

  • Your periods last more than a week
  • Your period is so heavy that you can’t participate in regular activities
  • Blood clots are larger than the size of a bottle cap
  • Blood soaks a pad every hour
  • You need to wake and change your pad or tampon in the night
  • You have fatigue and/or shortness of breath

What causes heavy menstrual bleeding?

Gynecologists point to a number of conditions that contribute to heavy menstrual bleeding. Common causes include:

  • Hormone imbalance
  • Uterine polyps or fibroids
  • Ovarian dysfunction
  • Cancer
  • Pregnancy complications

What is NovaSure endometrial ablation?

NovaSure endometrial ablation is a quick, in-office procedure that removes the endometrium, or lining of the uterus. Dr. Jain performs the ablation in about five minutes to stop excessive or extra heavy menstrual bleeding.

Thousands of women choose endometrial ablation because it’s less invasive than a hysterectomy and doesn’t include any of the downfalls of hormone therapy.

What can I expect during NovaSure endometrial ablation?

NovaSure endometrial ablation only requires a few quick steps that Dr. Jain administers right in her clean and comfortable office. She gently opens your cervix to access your uterus and inserts a mesh device. The mesh is engineered to expand and fit your uterus. For about 90 seconds, precise waves of radiofrequency currents pulse through the mesh to remove the lining.

Is there any downtime associated with NovaSure endometrial ablation?

Just after the procedure, you may cramp, feel nauseous, and even vomit. In addition, you will likely have a watery discharge and increased urination. These are normal experiences after an endometrial ablation, but should subside within a day or two.

How long does it take for my periods to become normal?

In Dr. Jain’s experience, most of her patients begin having normal periods around the third month after treatment. Of course, this can vary from patient to patient, but 90 days post-ablation is the average time it takes for patients’ periods to stabilize.

Don’t let a long-lasting or extremely heavy period keep you from missing out on important activities and events. Call Dr. Jain’s office to learn more about NovaSure endometrial ablation or book an appointment online.

*Individual results may vary