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Most women will have reduced menstrual flow following endometrial ablation. And up to half will stop having periods.Reference 1
Younger women are less likely than older women to respond to endometrial ablation. After an endometrial ablation, younger women are more likely to continue to have periods and need a repeat procedure.
Young women may be treated with gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues (Reference GnRH-As) 1 to 3 months before the procedure. This will decrease their production of Reference estrogen Opens New Window and help thin the lining of the uterus (endometrium).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: January 27, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology