Endometrial Ablation Topic Guide
Endometrial Ablation: Endometrial ablation is a procedure in which the lining of the uterus is destroyed. Endometrial ablation is generally performed when other treatment options for abnormal vaginal bleeding have been exhausted. There are different methods of endometrial ablation including: laser beam, electricity, freezing, heating, or microwave energy.
Menstrual Cramps Menstrual cramps are either classified as primary dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) in which there is no anatomical cause for the pain. Secondary dysmenorrhea refers to menstrual cramps that occur as the result of another medical condition (for example, endometriosis, fibroids, infections, stress, or ovarian cysts). Home remedies for relief of menstrual cramps include OTC pain medications such as ibuprofen or naproxen. Heating pads laid over the pelvic area, massage, or exercise may also be beneficial in relieving the menstrual cramps. In some cases prescription medications may be necessary for the treatment of menstrual cramps.