Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bleeding heavily and wish to avoid Hysterectomy??

Hysterectomy or removal of uterus is quite a common procedure for heavy bleeding.If you are one such person who has heavy bleeding ,has completed her family and wish to avoid hysterectomy you do have a few effective less destructive operation.THERMAL BALLOON ABLATION (CAVATERM) is one of them,It is not a new procedure but still little alien for Indian patients.The reason being the cost of the device.The balloon is inserted inside the uterus and under strict control of pressure,temp and time,water is heated inside the balloon which is put in the uterine cavity.This heated up water burns the inner lining of the womb.It is has been found to be quite effective with 40 to 60 % have no periods in future and 90 % are happy with the result.
The balloon is disposable and costs 25k.It doesn't need too much of skill on the part of your surgeon and is quite safe method of controlling heavy periods without performing removal of uterus.
You can't conceive following balloon ablation but at the same time it would be a good idea to use some contraception like a condom.

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