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doodlebop3 posted:
Hello everyone! I am scheduled to have my D&C and Ablation on Thursday, April 19th. Due to severe pain with my periods for the last 4 yrs, I recently found out that I have uterine polyps, and scar tissue from my 3 previous c-sections. My Dr is doing it in office and they are going to give me 2 Vicodin and 2 Xanex and something for nausea about 30-45 mins before my procedure. I am a little nervous, because that just sounds like a lot to me... But I am sure the Dr knows what he is doing and I'll be fine with it. Just wondering if anyone has had it done in office with just oral pain meds? He will be giving me local injection as well in my cervix. Did anyone experience any pain during the procedure? Also, my Dr said I should take it easy the 1st day or 2, and then I should be able to return to normal activity... But some things I have seen posted on here, seem to contradict that. There is a festiville at my kids school, and I was hoping to be able to take them on Sat and/or Sun, now I am questioning if I will be able to.. I'm freaking out a little! Lol. Also, I had a tubal 4 yrs ago, after I had my daughter, and I have seen on here that women who have had tubals may not be a good canidate because of post tubal ablation syndrome... Anyone with advice or experience.. (good or bad) please help?!
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someonewhocares3 responded:
I can't speak from experience because I haven't had either procedure.

Is the D&C being done to remove the polyp? D&C alone can sometimes resolve heavy bleeding but don't know if it would resolve the pain.

There's a discussion here on WebMD titled "endometrial ablation side effects." It has 137 replies, some good experiences and some bad, both short and long-term..

There are a few studies in Pubmed that address ablation after tubal ligation, all or most using the rollerball technique. However, since ablation scars the uterine lining, it doesn't seem that technique would make much difference in long-term outcomes. Here are those studies:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8355945 - Post-ablation-tubal sterilization syndrome
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9050670 - Postablation-tubal sterilization syndrome
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12383530 - Previous tubal ligation is a risk factor for hysterectomy after rollerball endometrial ablation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8987921 - Hysterectomy after endometrial ablation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11430953 - Outcomes after rollerball endometrial ablation for menorrhagia

Hope this helps!


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