One in five women, of reproductive age, suffer from heavy periods known as menorrhagia. This condition results in menstrual bleeding for more than 7 days, soaking through either a tampon or pad every hour for two hours or more, or passing blood clots. Those affected women lose 10 to 24 times the normal amount of blood during their menstrual period and may experience symptoms such as iron deficiency, pain and fatigue. Gynecare ThermaChoice® is a minimally invasive, effective treatment option for menorrhagia.
While there are several different treatment options available for managing heavy periods, only the ThermaChoice procedure produces effective results without incisions. Birth control pills may recommended to help manage the condition, but sometimes this is ineffective or undesirable for women. A hysterectomy is also an option in the treatment of menorrhagia, but this procedure involves the surgical removal of the uterus and is considered major surgery.
The ThermaChoice Procedure
Recovery After the ThermaChoice Procedure
Risks of the ThermaChoice Procedure
While ThermaChoice procedure is considered to be safe, there are certain risks and complications associated with any medical procedure.
Some of these risks may include:
- Rupture of the uterus
- Thermal injury to uterine tissue
Most of these complications are considered rare, and most patients undergo this procedure with little to no problems.
This procedure should not be performed on women with the following conditions:
- Active genital infections
- Active urinary tract infections
- An IUD (intrauterine device) in place
- Pregnant or wish to become pregnant in the future
If you are interested in learning more about the ThermaChoice procedure, please call us today to schedule an appointment.
* We would be happy to discuss with you any questions or concerns you might have! Please call us at (516) 439-5300 for a consultation, or to setup an appointment!