A procedure called endometrial ablation destroys the endometrium — the lining of your uterus — with the goal of reducing your menstrual flow.  In some women, menstrual flow may stop completely. No incisions are needed for endometrial ablation.  Your doctor inserts slender tools through your cervix — the passageway between your vagina and your uterus.  The tools vary, depending on the method used to destroy the endometrium. Some types of endometrial ablation use extreme cold, while other varieties depend on heated fluids, microwave energy or high-energy radiofrequencies.  Some types of endometrial ablation can be done in your doctor's office, while others must be performed in an operating room.  Factors such as the size and condition of your uterus will help determine which endometrial ablation method is most appropriate.

Here is how NovaSure Endometrial Ablation works (click for video):

  Hear Dr. Molly's story : A 41-year-old gynecologist and her best girlfriends once wished for a safe way to end their heavy menstrual flow. She read about NovaSure and thought, "Oh maybe this is the solution." "Finally, there's an answer for us with busy lives who want something that can keep us going that doesn't take 6 weeks out of our life to recover from."

  Hear Jean's story : A stay-at-home Mom felt the strain of heavy periods. "I felt like I was living my life around my cycle," Jean said. "I have to say, my family did too. Especially my husband." When she realizes her problem period wasn't normal, she did something about her heavy bleeding. "I feel free!" says Jean.

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Page Updated January 17, 2013.