Many women suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding and abnormally long, frequent menstrual cycles—but they don’t have to! This condition is referred by doctors as abnormal uterine bleeding or menorrhagia and can have a damaging effect on a woman’s daily life, career, and emotional well-being. Her Option is a non-surgical, non-hormonal ablation procedure that uses sub-zero temperatures to help reduce heavy periods. The ablation procedure works to reduce your uterine lining, resulting in less endometrium shedding each month and dramatically less menstrual bleeding.
The procedure is completed right in the comfort of your doctor’s office and takes about 20-30 minutes. While it will be determined by your doctor, many times only a local anesthetic is needed to help keep you comfortable during the procedure. A thin probe is inserted through the vagina and into the uterus, requiring little to no cervical dilation which helps minimize
discomfort. Once the probe is in place, the cooling ablation procedure begins, freezing the uterine tissue symmetrically. Your doctor will then warm to endometrium tissue after a few minutes, and then repeat the freezing process. This is repeated once again before the procedure is complete. Many women are able to return to their normal activities by the next day and only experience mild discomfort such as cramping.
Most women see results from the Her Option procedure immediately during their next menstrual cycle. You should experience light to normal bleeding for just a few days each month. Her Option also offers other long-term benefits such as improvement of menstrual cycle pain and mood changes related to PMS, as well as minimal scarring. Call St. Clair Shores OB/GYN today and see if this procedure is right for you!
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