Monday, December 22, 2008

What is Endometrial Thermal Balloon Ablation ??

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As we mentioned in previous articles during the last stage of the menstrual cycle normally a layer of endometriosis lining in the inside of the uterus is expelled, known as menstruation blood but instead some of the endometriosis tissues growing somewhere in the body causing endometriosis. Endometriosis also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle by building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. In case of heavy and prolong bleeding your doctor may suggest medical surgery such as thermal balloon ablation to help to stop the blood flow. In this article, we will discuss what is endometrial thermal balloon ablation.

I. Definition
Unlike endometrial ablation, endometrial thermal balloon ablation uses the same medical instrument to burn or destroy the uterine lining without the need for incision or stitches.

II. How it works
Operation start with the placing of a balloon into the uterine cavity, then the balloon is filled with fluid and the fluid is heated to 87 degree Celsius for 8 minutes with pressure maintaining between 150-180 MmHg to coagulate the lining of uterus. The compete procedure takes less than 30 minutes and the uterus may 1 to 2 weeks to recover. Normally women having endometrial thermal balloon ablation can get back to their daily activity in the next day.

III. The success of the endometrial thermal balloon ablation also has some drawn back
a)In some women, the uterine cavity is too large or expand easily that can not allow the pressure to build up for the operation.
b) Any abnormality in the uterus may prevent the use or cause the failure of endometrial thermal balloon ablation.
c) Prolonged duration of menstruation.

IV. Risks
There are no known risk or side effects of this procedure.

Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and self help course, if you have endometroisis, please look at the bright side.

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