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I would like to know where the blood comes from after you've had the cryoablation after you've already shed out your uterine lining.

By March 18, 2010 - 9:29am
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I would bleed every 2 weeks and bleed anywhere between 9-17 days so i had the procedure done on 3/5/10. Of course 2 weeks later I have my period. Since I have shed my uterine lining I'm very curious where the blood is coming from now? Im am 37 just about 38 and have 3 kids and had my tubes tied 3 years ago. I was in a car accident in Aug '09 and in Oct '09 is when I started experiencing these kinds of periods. I had severe whiplash but am not sure if this is what caused my irregular periods. I even went on the pill and was not supposed to get my period for 4 months but got it after 6 weeks and it lasted 17 days. I tried herbal remedies as well but nothing worked.

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To answer your first question, the uterine lining is shed every cycle during menstruation (lasting about 5-7 days average for normal period), and then the subsequent days after menstruation, the body's hormones "gears back up" in creating a thicker uterine lining (with the purpose of creating a welcoming environment for a fertilized egg for implantation, to sustain a pregnancy). Once the uterine lining is once again thick with no fertilized egg implanted, then the uterline lining is shed and another menstrual period is experienced. Does that answer your question?

Did your doctor talk with you about the expected outcome of cryoablation, as well as the recovery period afterwards? Women have discussed their different outcomes after endometrial cyroablation...everything from their periods completely stopping, to periods becoming shorter and lighter over time, to no change at all. Since your procedure was just done 13 days ago, I assume your doctor told you that you would need to wait a few cycles (or more?) to possibly see any changes? I'm sorry you were led to believe that the cryoablation would completely eliminate any bleeding immediately after your procedure, as that would be disappointing and frustrating.

Many women have irregular periods, as well as extremely painful or heavy periods, and I hope the cryoablation will prove to be successful for you. Please let us know if you have any additional questions; in the meantime, you may find comfort in reading other women's discussion on this topic at EmpowHER:

- Has anyone had Her Option Cryoablation done for heavy bleeding...
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- Her Option Cryoablation after a few years
- Cryoablation vs. electroabliation (REA). Any experiences?
- Depression after Endometrial Cryoablation

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