I am 24 hrs post-procedure from the cryoablation. I promised myself that if my experience was good that I would post my story on her because when I was doing my research I couldn't find a good experience.
Well I'm a 27 year old mother of 1. Yes, I'm young to have the procedure, but it was needed. I have very heavy and painful periods every month that lasted about 7 days each month. I never knew when to expect it. My husband and I decided that 1 child was enough for us. He had a vasectomy about 2 1/2 years ago. My doctor of course recommended medications first (provera) I tried it -didn't like it, and decided to have the ablation.
The day of my cryoablation I arrived at the doctors office 1 hour and 15 mins early. I was told that before I came I should eat a light breakfast and have a semi-full bladder. I was put into a room and given Triazolam, Vicodin, and a shot of Ketorolac. Just before the procedure I was taken into the ultrasound room and my bladder was checked. For this procedure a full bladder is needed. My doctor came in and explained the procedure and what to expect afterwards (cramping, discharge). I was given a shot in my vaginal area to numb me up. I didn't feel that shot at all. Then I had to have my cervix dilated. This was pretty painful, but not unbearable. The next thing I knew the probe was in and we had started. The procedure lasted about 15 mins. During the procedure I felt nothing-no pain, no pressure, nothing at all. After the probe was out I layed on the table for about 10-15 mins. Then I was able to get up and empty my bladder. Well, this is where I ran into problems. I was escorted into the bathroom by my ultrasound tech. I got up to get dressed once I was finished and instantly had to go lay down. I had severe cramping, got very hot and sweaty, and lightheaded. My doctor, ultrasound tech, and nurse were by my side until all my reactions subsided. The feelings lasted about 5 mins. and then they were gone. I'm not sure if I stood up to quick and my blood pressure dropped or if my body was reacting to the procedure (probably a little of both). After that I was taken to a recovery room and rested there for about 30-45 mins.
I'm just over 24 hours post-procedure. I had cramping yesterday that I took vicodin for (I was sent home with a few just in case of bad cramping). Since I woke up this morning the only thing I have taken is ibuprofen for very mild cramps. I have a very light bloody discharge and mild cramping. I'm not doing much physically-making lunch, using the bathroom, just taking it easy. I would say the procedure went very well. Now my doctor did tell me that because my age I would likely still have a monthly period, just a much lighter one (Yippie). I am absolutely fine with that. Once my period returns in a month or so I'll get on here and post how it is.
I just wanted all of you ladies to know that not everyone has a bad or painful experience. I couldn't of expected mine to be any better.
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