Why am I bleeding years after endometrial ablation?

Why am I bleeding years after endometrial ablation?

Recurrent uterine bleeding may occur months or years following EA and may result from inadequate endometrial destruction, endometrial regrowth, unsuspected adenomyosis, persistent or enlarging leiomyomas, endometrial polyps [4], [34], [39], [40], and ablative necrosis [41], [42] or development of uterine malignancy.

Can periods return years after endometrial ablation?

There is always the slight possibility that your heavy periods may return after having endometrial ablation. An Endometrial Ablation removes the lining of your womb. In some cases post-operation, patients have reported continuance of a period. However, this is rare, and they typically are lighter.

Is it normal to bleed 6 months after an ablation?

You may have a watery or bloody discharge for up to 6 weeks following your procedure until the uterine lining heals. If you are not happy with your bleeding pattern after 3-6 months, you may opt to try hormonal therapy, consider a repeat ablation, or consider a hysterectomy to control your abnormal bleeding.

Is it normal to bleed 10 years after an ablation?

Occasionally, abnormal bleeding or pelvic pain can occur after endometrial ablation. This can occur several months to many years after the procedure. This happens 10% of the time, and may require additional evaluation and treatment. Sometimes after endometrial ablation, the cavity of the uterus can form scar tissue.

What is the discharge after ablation?

After the procedure, you may have some side effects, such as cramping, nausea, and vaginal discharge that may be watery and mixed with blood. This discharge will become clear after a couple of days and can last for around 1 to 2 weeks. It takes a few days to 2 weeks to recover. You can usually go home the same day.

Can an endometrial ablation be repeated?

Repeat endometrial ablation can eliminate the need for hysterectomy in women who continue to have bleeding problems after one endometrial ablation. Gynecologists should not hesitate to offer repeat ablation since the results will usually be excellent.