Women who suffer from abnormal menstrual cycles have a new treatment option available to them—endometrial cryoablation. This in-office therapy provides relief to women suffering from menstrual cycles that are too heavy, too frequent, or last too long.
The Procedure: Endometrial Cryoablation
Endometrial cryoablation involves inserting a special probe into the uterine cavity. The tip of the probe is brought to very low temperatures to freeze the uterine lining (endometrium). Freezing the lining ablates (reduces or eliminates) the endometrium, the tissue responsible for excessive bleeding.
Birth control pills or other hormone treatments have often been used to try to manage abnormal cycles in women who have not completed childbearing. For women who have completed childbearing, cryoablation offers an alternative to hormonal therapy, endometrial ablation under anesthesia, and hysterectomy.
Studies show that 24 months after treatment, 91 percent of patients were very satisfied with treatment results, and 96 percent would recommend the same treatment to a friend.
Symptoms of abnormal menstrual cycles:
- Menstrual cycles lasting more than seven days
- Need to “double up” on sanitary protection
- Menstrual bleeding that includes blood clots
- Severe menstrual cramping
- Weakness, fatigue, anemia
- Your menstrual cycle prevents you from leaving the house or participating in other normal daily activities