Hydrothermal ablation (HTA) relies on the circulation of heated saline to fill the uterine cavity. This has the unique ability to treat women whose uterine cavities are of abnormal shapes and also with some fibroids. With our gynecology services, a small probe is inserted in the uterus that includes a tiny telescope to watch the treatment where increasingly heated saline is circulated and then finished with cool water. The treatment takes about thirty minutes and it usually takes about two days for patients to return to a normal routine.
Excessive Menstrual Bleeding Treatment
Excessive menstrual bleeding, or menorrhagia, is a problem facing many women. There are a number of treatments for menorrhagia, but treatment is based on a number of factors. Your overall health and medical history as well as the severity of the condition, your tolerance for specific medications and your future childbearing plans, as well as the effects of the condition on your lifestyle, all factor in to the treatment for menorrhagia.
Drug therapies include; iron supplements to help with anemia, NSAIDs to reduce blood loss and relieve cramps, Tranexamic acid to reduce blood loss, oral contraceptives to regulate cycles, and progesterone to correct a hormone imbalance.
Surgical therapies include; dilation and curettage to remove tissue from the lining of the uterus, uterine artery embolization to shrink fibroids, focused ultrasound ablation similar to embolization but uses ultrasound waves, Myomectomy done either laparoscopically or hysteroscopically to remove fibroids, and hysterectomy to remove the uterus and cervix.
Relief of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
For many women seeking relief from heavy periods, it is important to see your doctor to diagnose the cause. The treatment will vary depending on the cause of the heavy bleeding. Medical or surgical treatments are available and if you have questions regarding treatments, contact Solace Women's Care to schedule an appointment. As a full service OB/GYN clinic, we can help sort out treatments from anti-inflammatory drugs to hormone therapy to embolization to hysterectomy.