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Surgical Procedure Stops Your Period

Often I feel we deserve medals for dealing with the cramps, crying spells, and other delights that accompany that time of the month. Some women even have to deal with heavy bleeding that lasts more than 10 days.

To control the bleeding without using birth control pills, women can now opt for a surgical procedure called endometrial ablation, which takes about 90 seconds. It burns cells in the lining of the uterus, and afterward 75 percent of patients never menstruate again, with the remainder experiencing light spotting once a month. Your hormonal fluctuations remain, since the procedure just prevents or minimizes the bleeding. Watch the video from MSNBC below to learn more.

Tell me, would you ever consider this procedure?

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KerryZ KerryZ 5 years
Hi I have had the Merina for the last 6 months and what a night mare it has been! I have never had acne ever, and now l have a full face of acne. As well as boil like sores on my face. I have had anxiety and am on meds for that. I am getting the merina out ASAP and getting this procedure done. This is my last resort before l get the BIG OP. I cannot wait!!!!!!!!!!
Mommy2Monkeys Mommy2Monkeys 8 years
I am scheduled to have my ablation on 2/11/09. My issue is mostly with menstrual migraines, which put me down for the count at least 4 days during my period. I have 2 aunts that have had this procedure - one 4-5 years ago and the other 2 1/2 years ago. Both report a significant reduction in migraines and no bleeding after the initial recovery time. I'm not sure I totally understand the logic of some posters thinking that it's unnatural to have this done. Is it any more "natural" to use birth control pills? I'm choosing a physical solution to my problem, rather than a chemical one. I don't have a problem screwing with "Mother Nature", as I figure she's been screwing with me for decades. :)
smart-blonde smart-blonde 8 years
freakshow, a tubal ligation does not stop your period. It doesn't even affect your cycle. That said, count me in as an "I'd have it!" for this surgery.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years
I'd get it. In a New York Minute.
ehcarpenter ehcarpenter 8 years
i havent had a regular period in almost 3 years... the doctors dont know what it is.. at first i thot it was the 30 lb weight loss from my eating disorder.. but i've recovered from all that... and i still dont get it.. i've been on a regular birth control for 7 years.. and its not regulating... anyone know what it might be>?
peaceology peaceology 8 years
Having lost my period to anorexia, I'd like to just add my personal experience to the discussion. For me, there is absolutely nothing that matches how unnatural and wrong it felt to not have my period. I've been on birth control for years because my PMS was horrible and I would bleed for like 3 weeks at a time, so you'd think that it would be a relief to get a break from it, but it's awful. It feels very much like something very important has been taken away. I had no idea my period would be so closely tied to my sense of self. Of course, I imagine it would be different if you've made the choice to stop your period. But even thinking about it, now that I've finally started my period again, makes me cringe.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I hate my period like most but isn't this a bit extreme?!
Stephie-Hobbs Stephie-Hobbs 8 years
I don't know, it just sounds creepy to me. Unnatural, really. I can completely understand this procedure for women with heavy bleeding, etc, but otherwise, how much more are we going to do to ourselves, and still consider us human? We won't bleed, we won't cry, everything is becoming artificial. I'd much rather keep my periods as they are.
esweet esweet 8 years
I would never do this, I want kids in the future and would be nervous of something going wrong, but my mom had to have a partial hysterectomy (after 5 kids) because of heavy bleeding, so this would have been better than that!!
jessie jessie 8 years
and yes you can can get preggo, but it usually result in a tubal pregnancy
jessie jessie 8 years
:rotfl:..:rotlf:...i had the surgury! what they DON'T tell you is that after 5-10 years, your period COMES BACK!!!! its nice for the time being, i do tend to spot occasionally tho. and i had the sugury about 5 years ago.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
no - i wouldn't get this. as much as i don't like getting my period when it actually comes, i don't think that it's right to have a procedure like this done. if nature didn't want us to menstruate then i think that we would have evolved differently.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
Three of my friends have had this done and they love it, but they were all done having children. Personally I wouldn't have it done, but that's just me and my opinion on my body.
Marlovestar Marlovestar 8 years
This sounds interesting. Someday after I have children I could possibly consider it. But all the problems I have once a month have been passed down from my mom. And once she had her first child her periods became tollerable.
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