Endometrial Ablation (cont.)
Endometrial Ablation Post-Procedure
Minor side effects can occur following the procedure. These may include:
Endometrial Ablation Risks and Complications
Serious complications of endometrial ablation are not common but they may include:
- perforation of the uterus,
- tears or damage to the cervical opening (the opening to the uterus), and
- burns of the uterus or intestines with certain ablation techniques (for example, laser or microwave ablation procedures).
Very rarely, the fluid used to expand the uterus during the procedure can be absorbed into the bloodstream, leading to fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema).
Some women may experience regrowth of the endometrium over time and may require further surgery.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/15/2015
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