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NovaSure endometrial ablation is an ablation technique designed to destroy the lining of your uterus, the endometrium. It is suitable for women who suffer from the overgrowth of this tissue, also known as endometrial hyperplasia, who are certain they are not having any more biological children in the future. Endometrial hyperplasia often results in abdominal pain, heavy and prolonged periods, as well as bleeding between two menstrual periods. NovaSure is aimed to remove or reduce these often crippling symptoms. What can you expect from the recovery period?

NovaSure says that the complete recovery period will take around two weeks. You will need to take a day or two off work after having the procedure, which is normally carried out in the form of out-patient care. After the procedure, you will need someone else to drive you home if you had local anesthesia. Some patients, who are particularly sensitive to pain, also opt for general anesthesia. This may affect the length of your hospital stay and your recovery. After undergoing NovaSure endometrial ablation, you will need to avoid lifting anything heavier than 10 pounds for those two weeks. At the same time, you should take it easy if that is at all possible and take painkillers if you need to.

You should discuss this with your doctor in advance some women will be prescribed pain killers, while others take over the counter pain killers such as Tylenol or Panadol. While you are recovering, you can expect vaginal bleeding including larger pieces. You are also very likely to feel weak and a bit nauseous. Watch out for heavy pain, fevers, and other signs of an infection. It is a good idea to discuss these with your doctor in advance to be prepared better. NovaSure dramatically reduces or eliminates heavy periods for almost everyone who undergoes it! After your recovery period, your life might just be a lot easier.

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