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Will a D&C help with heavy bleeding?

By Anonymous July 21, 2010 - 10:03am
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I was scheduled to have an Ablaysion procedure, but while under anesthesia the machine did not work and my Dr performed a D&C instead. The ablaysion procedure was supposed to help with the heavy bleeding and longer menstrual cycles I've been having. I want to know if the D&C procedure will do the same thing as the ablaysion procedure was supposed to do?

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The same thing happened to me. Went in for an ablation and when I woke up from anesthesia, the dr informed me that the machine didn't work. She said she tried it 4 times! So then she informed me she did a D&C. Now my periods are even worse than before. So, now she says I need a hysterectomy. I am very disappointed

November 4, 2016 - 9:59pm
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Hello, I have read all responses. I am curious to how you are feeling after the D&C and if it helped you? I have been suffering from heavy bleeding, and taking Tranexamic Acid to help stop the bleeding after 12 weeks. My blood test shows I have not gotten anemic but, have felt drained. I did not have problems with heavy bleeding until after I had an IUD taken out. An ultrasound found fibroids in my uterus and now the next option is a D and C. I am afraid if I choose the ablation it will lead to a hysterectomy down the road as I know of other ladies that had to do this? I know everyone is different but, a permanent solution is also tempting. What are your thoughts? Thanks!

December 28, 2014 - 1:24am
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I just wanted to comment on Susan's answer about the ablation procedure. She had mentioned that people that have had ablation can still get pregnant but it is more difficult. I had heard (I believe it was from my doctor) that if you become pregnant after the procedure it can be very dangerous to both the mother and the baby. You should verify that with your doctor.

April 13, 2011 - 6:56pm
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My doctor said that you can still get pregnant after an ablation but you would not beable to carry the baby to term; basicly you'd either abort the pregnancy or miscarry. She also informed me it could cause a tubulor pregnancy. So basicly, if you have the ablation procedure you are going to want to use some form of birth control. Best of luck to you...I'm weighing the pros & cons of all this rigt now myself due to medical issues.

May 14, 2013 - 10:43am

I am so sorry that happened! I can understand a machine not working..but they could not find another one in the entire hospital?!

It sounds great that you are able to advocate for yourself, and ask why a D&C was done without your consent. The procedures are different, but a D&C could help your heavy periods; it is just with this procedure, it is more likely that you would need it repeated. However, you may not need another procedure if your heavy bleeding becomes normal.

Please let us know how your conversation goes with your doctor next Tuesday!

July 22, 2010 - 11:59am
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