Navigation Links
Endometrial Ablation Offers Relief for Abnormally Heavy or Irregular Menstrual Bleeding
Date:9/21/2009

In the US, one in five women suffer from heavy periods or irregular bleeding. Not only does this condition lead to discomfort and embarrassment, it also negatively impacts daily routines. Irregular menstrual bleeding is called menorrhagia. Most women with menorrhagia don't know that heavy bleeding is not normal--it is a recognized medical condition for which they can seek treatment.

Phoenix, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) September 20, 2009. In the US, one in five women suffer from heavy periods or irregular bleeding. Not only does this condition lead to discomfort and embarrassment, it also negatively impacts daily routines. Irregular menstrual bleeding is called menorrhagia. Most women with menorrhagia don't know that heavy bleeding is not normal--it is a recognized medical condition for which they can seek treatment.

Many women are embarrassed to seek medical attention for their heavy periods, believing that bleeding heavily for 4 to 5 days or changing their pad every hour is something they have to live with. Some women worry that their treatment options may be extreme or invasive. However, more options exist now that ever before for women suffering from abnormally heavy bleeding.

The most common treatment options include endometrial ablation, hormones, dilation and curettage (D&C), and hysterectomy. While a physician will recommend the proper treatment for the specific needs of the patient, studies have shown that hormones are minimally effective. Another option, D&C, can minimize symptoms, but the results are not long-term. Lastly, hysterectomy is a major surgery with significant risks and recovery time.

Endometrial ablation has emerged as an attractive alternative for the treatment of menorrhagia. This procedure treats the lining of the uterus to control or stop bleeding. It does not involve removal of the uterus and it does not affect a woman's hormone levels.

During the procedure a lighted viewing instrument (hysteroscope) and other instruments are used to destroy (ablate) the uterine lining, or endometrium.

Because endometrial ablation destroys a thin layer of the lining of the uterus, menstrual flow stops in many women. In some women, menstrual bleeding is only reduced to normal or lighter levels. If ablation does not control heavy bleeding, further treatment or surgery may be required.

The most common methods of ablation are thermal (by laser, radiofrequency, or heated saline,) Electricity (using a special scope and a loop or roller-ball electrode,) freezing or microwave.

Endometrial ablation is usually done in an outpatient facility or hospital and, depending on the method of ablation, usually takes only a short time to complete. The procedure may be done using a local or spinal anesthesia.

DoctorFinders.com helps to disseminate information regarding the treatments for menorraghia, including endometrial ablation, through its growing website. Thousands are logging on to not only learn of the latest advancements in the medical field, but to also find a physician or surgeon who is right for them.

Contact: Riley Horlacher
Company: DoctorFinders.com
Website: www.doctorfinders.com
Phone: (877) 619-7159

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/womens_health/endometrial_ablation/prweb2917094.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Internal radiotherapy better than external for quality of life in endometrial cancer patients
2. Global view shows link between endometrial cancer and vitamin D status
3. Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer Patients Experience Improved Outcomes When Treated First by a Gynecologic Oncologist
4. Two Endometrial Cancer Treatments May Not Work
5. Ovary Removal May Not Be Needed in Endometrial Cancer
6. Study shows younger women with endometrial cancer can safely keep ovaries, avoid early menopause
7. Gene Mutation May Up Risks of Endometrial Cancer
8. Dream team targets key driver for breast, ovarian, endometrial cancers
9. New Data Support Use of Simple Test to Predict Endometrial Cancer Response to Chemotherapy
10. Obesity Greatly Raises Endometrial Cancer Risk
11. New Study Data Published in British Journal of Urology Demonstrates Cryoablation Effective for Kidney Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating ... Millions of individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to ... correct vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss ... plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily ... of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures ... . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional ... pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can ... risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) learned ... receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research and ... by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting pulmonary ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ ... Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"), with ... ("Celator"; Nasdaq: CPXX ) expired effective June ... As previously announced on May 31, 2016, Jazz ... under which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced a tender offer ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... 2016 Story Highlights: ... within the health care industry is causing providers to ... , Deloitte offers a suite of solutions for health ... efficient cost optimization: labor resource analysis, revenue cycle optimization ... better outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen Matrix") ... manufacturing of collagen and mineral based medical devices ... Bill Messer has joined the company ... leverage the growing portfolio of oral surgery, neurosurgery, ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive team as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: