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ask: Anyone have D and C and Cryoablation for bleeding, cramps and thickened lining?

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After years of heavy periods, clotting and cramping, my doctor is recommending a d and c (scraping) and cryoablation. He says the d and c will remove most of the thickening, and the cryoablation makes it more long lasting. He did a hysteroscope and biopsy which was negative on the lining, but he said its like trying to see down into thick grass, you don't know what's there. Guess he's concerned in the possibility there may be cancer cells under the thickened lining. Has anyone had this combination of procedures? I have fibromyalgia, and severe chronic back pain, so I am deathly afraid of any procedure causing cramps to be permanently WORSE, as a few people have stated. I'm also going for second opinion.

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Yes, that is something I think we might try. I'm also going to another doctor and will see what she says. Just wondering if anyone out there had experience with the two procedures at once. Thanks!

January 27, 2010 - 4:51pm
Diane Porter (reply to Anonymous)

Please come back and update us after you see the second doctor. I'll be interested in finding out what she had to tell you, and in how you're feeling about the decision.

January 28, 2010 - 9:39am
Diane Porter

Hi, Anon,

Here's one thread where women are talking about their recovery after this procedure:

http://www.empowher.com/community/ask/has-anyone-had-her-option-cryo-abl...

It sounds like for what you are describing that yes, your doctor is concerned about the thickened uterine lining and whether he can or cannot determine whether there's anything there to worry about. However, with your other medical conditions, you are right to ask questions, get a second opinion and explore all the options available to you. Is there an option here to have just the D&C and then see how much that procedure helped before deciding on the cryoablation?

January 27, 2010 - 1:15pm
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