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From: Whoshe22
Date: 05-11-2005, 02:02 PM (1 of 10)
My doctor has recommended the Therma Choice procedure to help with heavy periods. I'm concerned because it is a fairly new procedure without a lot of data. Has anyone had this done? Any information would be appreciated.

User: Whoshe22
Member since: 03-16-2000
Total posts: 49
From: MyGirlFriday
Date: 05-11-2005, 08:39 PM (2 of 10)
It that the procedure that .....they use the heated probe to burn or singe the insides on the uterous? If so, I have a friend that had that done and she is very happy with the out come...or lack of it! :smile:
I will ask her tomorrow at the office to make sure that is what she had...I can't recall the name just her explination on what they did.

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User: MyGirlFriday
Member since: 12-05-2004
Total posts: 288
From: shirleyp
Date: 05-12-2005, 01:14 AM (3 of 10)
If it is the procedure where they carterize the uterous, I have had it done and am estatic. No period at all. New lease on life. I was to the point of hemoragging. Couldn't hardly go out during my periods. It's worth it and is not bad. The only thing is the night before they insert an instrument to open the pelvic and you do get cramps. I took a tylenol and slept all night. Had the procedure done in the morning and felt not too bad. A bit sore and tired, but that was gone in no time. Nothing severe at all.
User: shirleyp
Member since: 02-12-2002
Total posts: 352
From: Whoshe22
Date: 05-12-2005, 10:44 AM (4 of 10)
I was just worried that it was something too drastic. Maybe I'll reconsider now that I know others have had it and no bad results. I'm ready to end this monthly stuff for good!!!

Thanks for the advice
User: Whoshe22
Member since: 03-16-2000
Total posts: 49
From: Domestic Goddes
Date: 05-13-2005, 08:25 PM (5 of 10)
I had this (called an endometrial ablation in the UK) in 1999 after a period that lasted 2 years and continual anaemia. It was quite a new procedure then.

Best thing I ever did!

For three months prior to the operation I had hormone injections that thinned the lining of the uterus - only downside of these was a "pretend" menopause with exaggerated symptoms - at least I know what I'm in for in a few years time!

Since then I have not had a period, recovered quickly from the anaemia and do not have the horrible cramps and other hassle us girls have to put up with.

After the operation I was a little "crampy" and it hurt to tiddle (I think you would probably say "pee"?), but after a few days tender loving care from my wonderful husband I was soon back to normal.

For anyone that does not wish to have any more children, this is an ideal solution and less disruptive and invasive than a hysterectomy, which is the alternative that I was offered.

Happy to answer any questions!
User: Domestic Goddes
Member since: 01-04-2005
Total posts: 108
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 05-14-2005, 12:54 PM (6 of 10)
Sounds a lot easier than what I had 25 years ago for same problem. I had a vaginal hysterectomy , when I was 45 because my periods lasted 20-21 days out of 28.. And some days , I could not leave the house...I got along ok after the surgery, but I would have preferred not to have it , of course..Of course, keeping my ovaries kept me from being thrown into menopause prematurely..I think I have been thru it now that I'm 70 years old, but I was really not aware of any symptoms that were uncomfortable..
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User: LeapFrog Libby
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From: stitchmaniac
Date: 06-08-2005, 02:38 AM (7 of 10)
I also did the endometrial ablation in 94. Best thing I ever did. Same as the other post, little cramping but nothing like what I was having before the procedure. In most cases, it leaves you sterile. I was 45 and was not concerned about that. No more periods or cramps. Thank you very much!
User: stitchmaniac
Member since: 11-05-2002
Total posts: 43
From: paroper
Date: 06-11-2005, 10:10 AM (8 of 10)
I had a friend that had it done and it was quite successful. The only problem she had was that they discovered that she had a double uterus and they did not guarantee it would work for her...but it did. She is very happy with the results.

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Member since: 02-03-2004
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From: sheilab
Date: 06-15-2005, 05:54 PM (9 of 10)
I had this procedure done about three years ago due to really heavy periods. I did real well for about six months (no periods at all) and then they started back and got heavier every month. My doctor suggested that I have it done again, and here I am in the same situation. I am sure the surgery works well for some people but unfortunately I wasn't one of them. Now my only choice is to have a hysterectomy in which I don't know if I am quite ready for.
User: sheilab
Member since: 05-28-2005
Total posts: 3
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 06-16-2005, 07:17 PM (10 of 10)
Same thing happened to my Mom years ago.. She had a D&C for the nasty fibroid tumors that caused her heavy bleeding and long periods.. Then, less than 2 years later, they were back worse than ever and she had to have a hysterectomy which she did not want, but had no choice.. She was so much better afterward.. I have never regretted having mine..
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User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
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