Do I have to have surgery to fix heavy menstrual bleeding?
Until recently, invasive surgical procedures were used to help women with heavy menstrual bleeding. Now, a new procedure that take place in an office setting provides safe and effective options for this common problem.
Women with heavy bleeding no longer have to endure until menopause, take hormone therapy, have a D & C (dilation and curettage procedure) or have a hysterectomy. A new procedure called Novasure treats heavy bleeding without the need for hormones or major surgery. NovaSure is an endometrial ablation procedure that generally takes less than five minutes and can be done in an office setting. Precisely measured electrical energy is delivered via a slender handheld device. No pre-treatment drugs are needed and NovaSure can be performed at any time during a woman's cycle. Over 90% of women report a dramatic reduction in menstrual bleeding and 65% of women stop bleeding completely. Many women also benefit by a significant reduction in painful menstruation (dysmenorrhea).