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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: 3 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 3 months ago.


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 3 months ago.
Sorry uterus microwave ablation. How often can you have this procedure
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 3 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,