Treatment of Prolapse
There are several surgical procedures that can correct support issues with pelvic prolapse. These procedures vary based on the type of pelvic prolapse and should be discussed further with your physician.
My dentist wants to take X-rays of my teeth, is this safe during pregnancy?
If your dentist feels x-rays are necessary, be sure to notify them of your pregnancy and have your abdomen shielded appropriately.
What is Ablation?
This procedure, also referred to as endometrial ablation, destroys the uterine lining or endometrium. This procedure is performed to treat or control prolonged or heavy uterine bleeding when:
- Bleeding has not responded to other treatments such as oral birth control.
- Childbearing is completed.
- You prefer not to have a hysterectomy.
- Other medical conditions prevent hysterectomy.
Endometrial ablation can be performed using the following methods:
- Laser beam (laser thermal ablation)
- Heat or thermal ablation
- Electricity using a resectoscope with a loop or rolling ball electrode
Once the procedure is completed, the uterine lining heals by forming scar tissue that reduces and prevents uterine bleeding. This procedure can be done on-site at a doctor’s office or in an outpatient facility and is completed in 45 minutes. A local, spinal, or general anesthesia can be used to alleviate discomfort, and patients can return home the same day. After the procedure you can expect some cramping, nausea, and vaginal discharge lasting anywhere from two days to two weeks.
How long will I need to be in the office for my glucola appointment?
The actual test takes at least an hour to conduct, but more than likely will not last two hours.
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