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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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I have had a mde several years ago it stopped my periods

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I have had a mde several years ago it stopped my periods which was great. I am now fetting them again. Can I have procedure done again ?
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Are you in any pain?
Customer: No just feels like I am getting my normal heaving bleeding again
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I did have the mirena before ablation but did not like it
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

I'm sorry, but medical acronyms get confusing. MDE? Major Depressive Episode? Mucinous Ductal Ectasia?

I understand you had an endometrial ablation and those can generally be repeated, if necessary.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Sorry uterus microwave ablation. How often can you have this procedure
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

Thanks so much for that clarification. There is no hard and fast rule about how often the procedure can be repeated, such as every 2 years or every 10. If there is heavy bleeding the ablation can be repeated on a case by case basis, at the discretion of her gynecologist. Alternative methods of removing the endometrium are cryotherapy, laser beam, or electricity. Of course, hysterectomy remains an option.

Best regards,

Schuyler

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