Stoughton Hospital Health Talk

Heavy Periods? You Might Consider Endometrial Ablation

January 7, 201510 min
Heavy periods are a problem for many women, interfering with their daily lives. Heavy or prolonged menstrual periods, or menorrhagia, are the most common type of abnormal bleeding from the uterus. Periods are considered heavy if there is enough blood to soak a pad or tampon every hour for several consecutive hours.A procedure called endometrial ablation destroys the endometrium — the lining of your uterus — with the goal of reducing your menstrual flow.Dr. Christine Trautman talks about endometrial ablation and who may be a good candidate for this procedure.

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