Endometrial Ablation Complications

Learn how your age, health condition, pregnancy, medical history and more could impact potential Endometrial Ablation complications.

Endometrial Ablation Risk Factors

Possible Complications

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:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • 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.


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