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I'm very concerned about how many women experience severe prolonged cramping after Her Option procedure

By January 30, 2012 - 9:44pm
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I'm having this procedure at the suggestion of my doctor because of increasingly heavy periods and the severe migraines that accompany them. I just don't want to replace one bad symptom with another. Any suggestions or comments about the frequency of women developing long lasting cramping cramps after this procedure?

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Hi Donna S.,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  According to some research. After having this procedure, you may have a vaginal discharge for several weeks requiring a tampon or pad. Spotting is also expected and can sometimes be heavy, especially around the time for you subsequent period.  The first cycle can be heavy with clots, cramps, and even tissue. Even though the procedure freezes the endometrial lining; there is still a scab, similar to freezer burn. The uterus will either reabsorb the scab in which case the rest of your periods should be lighter or non-existent. If your uterus doesn't reabsorb the scab, then at your first or second cycle the scab will release causing a heavy period. No decision on the success or failure of the procedure should be made until the 3rd month after the procedure. By 6 months you will know if the procedure is a success.

Hope this link will help you in connecting with other that have had this procedure.




January 31, 2012 - 8:23am
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