Endometrial Ablation Complications
Endometrial Ablation Risk Factors
Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have endometrial ablation, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Complications related to anesthesia
- Uterine perforation or organ injury
- Edema (swelling) due to fluid leakage and absorption
- Thermal (heat) injury to the vagina, vulva, or bowel
Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- Pregnancy or possible pregnancy-procedure should not be done if there is a chance that you are pregnant
- History of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)-may trigger a recurrence of PID
- Inflammation of the cervix
- Being overweight or Smoking
Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the procedure.
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.