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Is NovaSure Right for Me?

Is NovaSure Right for Me?

Answer the questions below. If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for this minimally invasive treatment.

For signs relating to the kind of bleeding you experience

  • Do you regularly experience excessive bleeding?
  • Does your bleeding require you to change protection frequently and to carry large amounts of feminine products with you?
  • Has medication (birth control pills) failed to help you with your heavy bleeding?

For signs relating to how bleeding affects your lifestyle

  • Do you experience fatigue, anemia, or embarrassing accidents due to your heavy bleeding?
  • Does your excessive bleeding affect your daily activities and social plans or cause you to miss work?
  • Do you avoid traveling or even leaving your home because of your heavy bleeding?
  • Do you often bring an extra change of clothes with you due to your excessive bleeding?

Safety Information

Possible postoperative events

Endometrial ablation procedures commonly reported post-operative events include the following¹:

  • Cramping/pelvic pain. Post-treatment cramping can range from mild to severe. This cramping will typically last a few hours and rarely continues beyond the first day following the procedure
  • Nausea and vomiting have been reported in patients immediately following the procedure and can be managed with medication
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal bleeding/spotting

Possible Adverse Events

As with all endometrial ablation procedures, serious injury or death can occur. The following adverse effects could occur or have been reported in association with the use of NovaSure¹:

  • Thermal injury to adjacent tissue
  • Perforation of the uterine wall
  • Post-ablation tubal sterilization syndrome
  • Air or gas embolism
  • Complications with pregnancy (Note: Pregnancy following endometrial ablation is very dangerous for both the mother and the fetus)
  • Infection or sepsis

Pregnancy

It is important to know that although the chances for pregnancy are reduced following an endometrial ablation procedure, it is still possible to become pregnant.

However, pregnancy following endometrial ablation is very dangerous for both the mother and the fetus. You should not have an endometrial ablation if you think you want to have a baby in the future. After an endometrial ablation, you should use some form of birth control. Please discuss these issues with your physician.

 

Reference:
1. NovaSure Instructions for Use, Hologic Inc.

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