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Uterine Balloon Therapy - Hope For Women With Excessive Menstrual Bleeding - My Personal Journey Part 5 (One Month In)

Updated on January 15, 2010

Oct. 23rd, 2009

Well ladies, a month and fourteen days have come and gone since I've had the Uterine Balloon Therapy (also called Endometrial Ablation or Nova-Sure) procedure performed.

As part of my recovery process, I visited my gynecologist this morning to fill him in on my progress.

Here's the low down:

• From the day of the surgery on the 9th of September; till the 8th of October, I experienced the pinkish watery discharge my doctor explained would occur. During this month long period; quite frankly, I thought the discharge would go on forever.

• The week before my monthly cycle began, I experienced the same discomfort I felt following my surgery. Although the pain was significatly duller, it was quite palpable however.

The pain was quite unexpected, so I was a little shaken by the experieince. Nevertheless...

• After a week of discomfort (which I eventually relented and managed it with ibuprofen), on October 9th, 2009 - exactly a month proceeding my surgery - my monthly cycle returned bringing about an immediate relief from the aforementioned pain.

• Halelujah - My menstrual flow was reduced by 90%! So light the flow, that at times I'd forget that my cycle was even on!

I went from flowing so heavily that I'd soil my clothing every single month, to having a flow so light, that it didn't become an issue for the very first time of my having a menstrual cycle.

• Although my flow was drastically reduced, my five to seven day menstrual cycle lasted for nine to ten days.

* Now What?

After informing my gynecologist of what I've experienced thus far, I enquired whether or not it was normal for my cycle to go on twice as long as before, and if so, was it due to a significant reduction in the flow of blood.

Reassuring me that it was too soon to tell at this time; he instructed me to keep a log over a two month course recording:

1.) how long my menstrual cycles lasted

2.) what my menstrual flow is like

3.) what level of pain (if any) I experience

The purpose? To provide him with facts that would help him determine if the procedure proved successful or not.

* What Is My Satisfaction Level Thus Far?

In short, excluding the monthly discharge, in addition to the extreme discomfort experienced the week before the return of my monthly cycle; my experience thus far on a scale from 1 to 10 - where one is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied - I would honestly have to say I am very satisfied (a solid nine).

Although it's still too early to give a proper prognosis, as of now I'm a happy camper.

Stay tuned for more...

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for writing this informative hub. I am sure, women who suffer from this will be more than appriative.

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you Hello, hello. This procedure has the potential to be life changing - for the better.

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      neerja 5 years ago

      Thanks a lot for sharing yur experience.Really helped me a lot for making a decision as was worried about the post effects.

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      Veronica Allen 5 years ago from Georgia

      I'm so glad this was some help for you neerja. I have to say, for me this procedure worked wonders.

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