Endometrial ablation, an advanced, one-time treatment for problem periods

If heavy, painful cycles cause you to miss out on work, school or social activities every month, please talk with your Women’s Healthcare of Southern Indiana physician. Dr. Dunn has years of experience evaluating and treating this common health problem.

After a complete exam, discussion of your symptoms and any tests you may need, your doctor will talk with you about all the options available to treat heavy bleeding. Treatment options range from birth control pills to surgery, depending on the cause of your condition, your overall health and your personal preferences.

Learn about the quick outpatient treatment for heavy bleeding

Women’s Healthcare of Southern Indiana offers a patient-friendly treatment for problem periods called endometrial ablation, a procedure that safely removes the lining of the uterus.

  • Endometrial ablation is an outpatient procedure with minimal recovery time.
  • There are no incisions & most women are able to return to their normal activities within a day or two. Any discomfort can usually be managed with an over-the-counter pain reliever.
  • Endometrial ablation is highly effective for improving heavy bleeding. Most women report that their periods are shorter & lighter after treatment – some women say their periods have stopped completely.
  • Because it removes the lining of the uterus, endometrial ablation is only right for women who are sure that they will never want to become pregnant in the future. Highly reliable birth control is also necessary for the rest of a woman’s childbearing years.

Find out how you can get relief from problem periods by scheduling a visit with Dr. Dunn or our nurse practitioner, Cindy McGlothlen.

Let us help you deal with your persistent menstrual problems. Call Women’s Healthcare of Southern Indiana today at 812.923.6200 or fill out our online form to Book an Appointment form to schedule your consultation with us.