NovaSure and Other Endometrial Ablation Procedures Linked To Reports of Burns, Other Serious Injuries

A growing number of women indicate they have experienced problems from endometrial ablation procedures involving Novasure and similar devices, which are designed to decrease menstrual bleeding, but have been linked to reports of severe internal burns, the need for hysterectomies, and even some deaths.

A report published last week by MedPage Today indicates that the FDA has received hundreds of adverse event reports involving endometrial ablation complications over the last decade. In addition, the report found Facebook groups that include thousands of complaints by women who suffered endometrial ablation injuries, including petitions that call for NovaSure class action lawsuits and claims against other medical device manufacturers.

Endometrial ablation devices are used to theoretically decrease menstrual bleeding by inserting a device through the cervix into the uterus, which then uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to burn away the endometrial lining. If that lining is gone, there is significantly less bleeding during menstruation.

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The most well-known of the devices is the NovaSure by Hologic, but there is also the Minerva, the Minitouch, Genesys HTA, Thermablate and Her Option. Another similar device, Johnson & Johnson’s ThermaChoice, has already been removed from the market.

The first NovaSure device hit the market nearly 20 years ago, and Hologic estimates the one device has been involved in about three million procedures.

The devices and procedure have been linked to a condition known as endometrial ablation failure, which is linked to a variety of complications which frequently require the woman to undergo a hysterectomy to resolve, leaving her infertile.

MedPage’s review of the FDA Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database over the last 11 years revealed 1,815 adverse event reports. The most common reported complication was perforations, with 519 reports. That was followed by 222 reports of hysterectomies, 213 reports of infections, 185 reports of burns, and 141 reports of the need for bowel surgery.

In addition, there were reports of sepsis, cardiac arrest or bradycardia, and at least six reports of deaths. Many of the injuries are often classified in the broad category known as thermal bowel injuries.

The number of women who have experienced problems and decided to speak out has been growing over the last several years. One Facebook support group has more than 5,000 members, and there is a petition for a class action lawsuit with 1,700 signatures.

Women often indicate they were advised to try the procedure by the obstetrician/gynecologist but were not fully aware of the risks.

Hologic representatives told MedPage Today that all of the potential adverse events, including the risk of death, are listed in the Instructions For Use. The company says its estimates are that thermal bowel injuries occured in less than 1 in 10,000 cases.

80 Comments

  • YolandaApril 16, 2024 at 5:45 pm

    Had the novesure ablation that caused me to have a complete hysterectomy

  • AndreaFebruary 10, 2024 at 10:51 pm

    RANZCOG lied. RANZCOG are the ultimate butchers to women on mass. Time they all spent time in prison for wrecking thousands of NZ womens lives. There is no Hippocratic oath @ Womens health department in NZ.

  • CarlaOctober 1, 2023 at 1:04 am

    I had the ablation for heavy bleeding. My doctors talked me into it and said it was a happy procedure. April-2023 and three weeks later I started having TWO periods now. I'm now 6 months post opt and I'm still dealing with two periods a month. They want me to go on progesterone to slow down the bleeding but there are side effects that too. They want to have a historectmy now.

  • HollySeptember 12, 2023 at 11:56 pm

    I'm had be tricked and lied to at first stating I had fibroids at least 4 , two the size of Oreo cookies was her exact words. I thought the only relief would be to have them removed and possibly endometriosis ablation to stop the heavy bleeding every month. Had the procedure done August the 18th 2023, to much avail no fibroids were found and she did an ablation anyway because I have adenomyosis a[Show More]I'm had be tricked and lied to at first stating I had fibroids at least 4 , two the size of Oreo cookies was her exact words. I thought the only relief would be to have them removed and possibly endometriosis ablation to stop the heavy bleeding every month. Had the procedure done August the 18th 2023, to much avail no fibroids were found and she did an ablation anyway because I have adenomyosis as well. The only reason for surgery was to remove the fibroids that Were Misdiagnosed and now has left me with this horrible situation after ablation that was not beneficial to me. My life is in hell right now because I'm anemic and thought I had four fibroids that needed to be removed. The doctor is avoiding me and I have to have iron infusion for my anemia. Something has to be done about this because I could live with heavy periods, I was told I had fibroids that started this mess and they didn't exist. Always get a second opinion and not listen to the first thing they tell you. I need help ..

  • CrystalAugust 22, 2023 at 10:41 pm

    I had the novasure procedure done only to still have heavy bleeding, then the blood would get trapped in my uterus folds and cause an foul smell, the pain was 100 times worse to the point of being bent over in pain, and ended up having to get a partial hysterectomy at a early age and throwing me into menopause also at an early age. Went from one extreme to another extreme in regards to the symptom[Show More]I had the novasure procedure done only to still have heavy bleeding, then the blood would get trapped in my uterus folds and cause an foul smell, the pain was 100 times worse to the point of being bent over in pain, and ended up having to get a partial hysterectomy at a early age and throwing me into menopause also at an early age. Went from one extreme to another extreme in regards to the symptoms from the surgery and after effects/symptoms to menopause symptoms. The procedure really just made things worse.

  • LisaJune 24, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    I had Nova sure ablation done in 2009, the pain was unbelievable, I still bled very heavily, and was told that if I got pregnant I would die, yet my gynecologist never tied my tubes, or gave me any birth control. I suffered in pain for 2 years, only to be told I had to have a hysterectomy in 2011! That Nova sure put me through mental and physical pain, I would have never got this procedure done ha[Show More]I had Nova sure ablation done in 2009, the pain was unbelievable, I still bled very heavily, and was told that if I got pregnant I would die, yet my gynecologist never tied my tubes, or gave me any birth control. I suffered in pain for 2 years, only to be told I had to have a hysterectomy in 2011! That Nova sure put me through mental and physical pain, I would have never got this procedure done had I known how much pain I went through.

  • EmilyMay 27, 2023 at 9:10 pm

    I had the Novasure ablation in 2012. For several years, I felt like it was great. My heavy periods had slowed down to normal. Somewhere around 2018, I started having severe constipation, bloating and abdominal/pelvic pain. It hurt all of the time but was worse when I had my cycle. In 2020, I was on my cycle and was doubled over in pain on my right side at work. Turns out I had endometriomas with b[Show More]I had the Novasure ablation in 2012. For several years, I felt like it was great. My heavy periods had slowed down to normal. Somewhere around 2018, I started having severe constipation, bloating and abdominal/pelvic pain. It hurt all of the time but was worse when I had my cycle. In 2020, I was on my cycle and was doubled over in pain on my right side at work. Turns out I had endometriomas with bleeding in my right ovary, severe endometriosis and hematosalpinx (bleeding in my right tube). I have read all of that can be caused by the ablation. I just recently had surgery to remove my right ovary, right fallopian tube and clean up endometriosis. I have had two cycles since the surgery and both have still been painful because I have scar tissue on my cervix and in my uterus. I am going to try hysteroscopic scar removal before resorting to a hysterectomy. I was not informed that it could cause all of these painful issues. If I would have known what I know now, I would have never had this procedure. I would go as far as to say it has ruined my life. I truly believe this procedure should be taken off the market!

  • RandiMay 27, 2023 at 11:50 am

    I had an ablation done back in 2020 of May 2020 and everything seemed to be fine for the first year and then after the first year I started to get these horrific cramps I felt like a grizzly bear with tearing me apart down there I would have rather went through Labor 800 times in this I would get dizzy start sweating throwing up because the pain was so excruciating I had to take pain pills I had t[Show More]I had an ablation done back in 2020 of May 2020 and everything seemed to be fine for the first year and then after the first year I started to get these horrific cramps I felt like a grizzly bear with tearing me apart down there I would have rather went through Labor 800 times in this I would get dizzy start sweating throwing up because the pain was so excruciating I had to take pain pills I had to have a heating pad on my stomach 24 hours a day until they stopped which were anywhere from 3 to 7 days long I have a bilateral Mass inside my pelvis cavity now I have uterine masses that were not there before this ablation doctor said it was not cancerous I don't bleed but I have brown discharge at the time of the pain and it is so excruciating I cannot even get off the bed for days at a time and I truly believe it's because of ablation and I was never told that this could happen I was never told that this could happen I told him my doctor to give me a hysterectomy just keep my ovaries and just take my uterus and all the other junk and he said it wasn't warranted for my situation and that this is the perfect solution to my problem and I also wasn't told that I wasn't able to have children after the ablation which is why I opted to go for the ablation because he said first of all I couldn't have the other one but that I maybe wanted to have another child and now I will never be able to even have that the pain is so excruciating and it almost seemed like if I could just get that little brown blood to come out it would alleviate some of the pain and now I live in constant fear of when my cycle is going to start I never have a period but every single month when my cycle is supposed to start I am in fear I'm terrified of this pain because I know how bad it's going to hurt and I know how long it's going to last and I am terrified I'm traumatized traumatized

  • AnelMay 17, 2023 at 10:34 pm

    I had the novasure ablation in 2010 I had my uterus perforated I ended up going into septic shock and almost lost my life after spending a week in the hospital fighting for my life to get home to my kids whom I am a single mother I had severe pelvic pain I was told by 3 different doctors I had to have a hysterectomy the last doctor told me not to do it because I had scar tissue and adhesions and I[Show More]I had the novasure ablation in 2010 I had my uterus perforated I ended up going into septic shock and almost lost my life after spending a week in the hospital fighting for my life to get home to my kids whom I am a single mother I had severe pelvic pain I was told by 3 different doctors I had to have a hysterectomy the last doctor told me not to do it because I had scar tissue and adhesions and I could hemorrhage to death I already almost lost my life she recommended living with the chronic pain which I have been doing until this day . I still have ptsd and have chronic pain

  • SamMay 10, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    I had an endometrial ablation January of 2023. February 13th, 2023, I ended up in the emergency room, 12 hours in the trauma room, and ICU for massive hemorrhaging. I went into hemorrhagic shock, and had to have an emergency hysterectomy, and lost OVER 35 percent of the blood in my body (over three times the amount of a typical blood donation). I spent a week in the hospital unable to see my child[Show More]I had an endometrial ablation January of 2023. February 13th, 2023, I ended up in the emergency room, 12 hours in the trauma room, and ICU for massive hemorrhaging. I went into hemorrhagic shock, and had to have an emergency hysterectomy, and lost OVER 35 percent of the blood in my body (over three times the amount of a typical blood donation). I spent a week in the hospital unable to see my children, work, I couldn't even walk if I wanted to. Myself, kids, and partner are still dealing with the emotional and mental pain even 3 months later. Also dealing with having to balance vitamins, nutrient, and hormones after this event. The ablation procedure was supposed to be effective, safe, and be helpful, it was hurtful in every way possible. This event was most definitely not listed in the brochure as a possibility, as I have read the brochure back to back before I agreed to having an ablation. Dealing with the after math has been excruciating.

  • KristyMarch 12, 2023 at 9:23 pm

    Had the ablation almost 2 years ago for heavy bleeding. I was told at post op appt that they determined it was due to adenomyosis while they were conducting the procedure. I was informed at that time that the ablation would not fix the problem. At my last annual in 2/2023 I reported pain with no bleeding. She informed me that I will probably need a hysterectomy if the pain gets worse. Why wait if [Show More]Had the ablation almost 2 years ago for heavy bleeding. I was told at post op appt that they determined it was due to adenomyosis while they were conducting the procedure. I was informed at that time that the ablation would not fix the problem. At my last annual in 2/2023 I reported pain with no bleeding. She informed me that I will probably need a hysterectomy if the pain gets worse. Why wait if they are aware of these complications? Thanks to these stories I will be seeking a second opinion.

  • KajeanMarch 2, 2023 at 10:44 pm

    I am 44 and a post-op RNY gastric bypass patient, which has left me anemic and needing bi-annual injections. My OBGYN recently recommended the NovaSure procedure to me. She made it sound like a simple 5-minute procedure that would rid me of heavy periods and help with my anemia. I was happy to hear of such a simple solution to my problem. I started dialing the number to schedule the appointment wh[Show More]I am 44 and a post-op RNY gastric bypass patient, which has left me anemic and needing bi-annual injections. My OBGYN recently recommended the NovaSure procedure to me. She made it sound like a simple 5-minute procedure that would rid me of heavy periods and help with my anemia. I was happy to hear of such a simple solution to my problem. I started dialing the number to schedule the appointment when the thought popped into my head to research it more first so I hung up and went to google where I found this page. Thank God I did. You all saved me from making a big mistake! I am so sorry you are all suffering so much and thank you for sharing your stories. The doctors did the same thing when they sold me on having gastric bypass surgery. They made it sound like it would be impossible to lose the weight on my own and that getting the surgery would be the best way for me to lose weight and keep it off. Now 19 years later I had my gall bladder removed and had an incisional hernia repaired with meshing that may have been recalled or no longer used due to complications. I am now anemic and have lost 4 teeth due to malnourishment despite drinking shakes and taking supplements. I still have gastrointestinal pain/issues, cannot maintain my protein levels, have become hypoglycemic, and am now experiencing weight gain as I enter menopause, which is popping out a tummy tuck.

  • DanielleFebruary 24, 2023 at 10:24 am

    Novasure 2017 Hospitalized 2019 Fluid buildup Almost died

  • BeaFebruary 9, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    I am trying to find more information on the heat effects from the ablation. Mine was 2010 and I had a severe infection afterwards. It didn’t relieve the abnormal bleeding although it was lighter. In 2017 I had to have a hysterectomy due to ovarian cysts and severe pain. During the hysterectomy, the dr discovered my organs were stuck to the uterus and my bladder ended up torn. I have some dama[Show More]I am trying to find more information on the heat effects from the ablation. Mine was 2010 and I had a severe infection afterwards. It didn’t relieve the abnormal bleeding although it was lighter. In 2017 I had to have a hysterectomy due to ovarian cysts and severe pain. During the hysterectomy, the dr discovered my organs were stuck to the uterus and my bladder ended up torn. I have some damage in the ureter from the surgery as well. I am having issues with extreme tightness of muscles in my abdomen and hips and am wondering if this ablation and hysterectomy has caused it. I can’t seem to get relief.

  • TinaJanuary 20, 2023 at 10:59 am

    Update* I am positive that my organ prolapses have came from having the ablation. Now I need a hysterectomy as well as prolapse surgery. I wouldn't recommend anyone have this procedure done. Ever!

  • ChristinaJanuary 7, 2023 at 12:10 am

    I had a 3 c sections 2001, 2005, and 2007 along with tubal ligation. In 2019 I had Novasure (GYN Recommended) for heavy periods and cramping. I was in terrible pain after the procedure but it did subside. Unfortunately the heavy periods did not stop and eventually my periods became worse but with horrible cramping with near fainting, dizziness, and nausea. In 2020 i started to develop a number of [Show More]I had a 3 c sections 2001, 2005, and 2007 along with tubal ligation. In 2019 I had Novasure (GYN Recommended) for heavy periods and cramping. I was in terrible pain after the procedure but it did subside. Unfortunately the heavy periods did not stop and eventually my periods became worse but with horrible cramping with near fainting, dizziness, and nausea. In 2020 i started to develop a number of issues including being diagnosed bipolar 1, ADHD, heart arrhythmia/palpitaions, inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia. In March of 2022, I was diagnosed with a large uterine fibriod which needed removal. Upon surgery my Dr saw my left ovary was contorted and needed removal. He also had removed some scar tissue that had built up and informed me that I was having uterine/abdominal adhesions. My periods still persisted with extreme cramping. For the past few months they have been light to mid (sometimes only streaks of brown mucus) and only lasts for about 2 to 5 days where it stops and starts. If I put a tampon in I stop bleeding completely. For the past 2 months Nov and Dec 2022 I have been having bloating, gas, constipation, no appetite, weight gain, hair loss, extreme mood swings. My depression is the worst it has ever been in my entire life. My general practiioner kept telling me it was gastric related but it just felt off to me. I never had gastro issues ever in my life. Fast forward to today...I am currently admitted to the hospital 1/2023 for severe pains in lower right quadrant pain. I thought my appendix had burst. Tests confirmed I have fluid in the endometrial cavity, a large hemmoragic cyst on R ovary, 3 fibroids in the uterus, and lastly a TOA of R fallopian tube. Prior to the admittance to the hospital my Dr tried to perform an endometrial biopsy but could not get into the cervix. The pain was excruciated and the hole is tightly closed. I am being treated with IV antibiotics but still in pain. I need surgery but think I will have to get the full hysterectomy now with all the issues and don't want to end up having more surgeries if one fails again. I am 42 years old soon to be 43. I believe Novasure started this cascade of serious health and emotional side effects. Please I pray no woman has this procedure ever. It has sucked all the life out of me!

  • JodyDecember 26, 2022 at 11:02 am

    I had an ablation done in July. The bleeding didnt stop until mid September. And Oct & Nov I had a period. Started again around Dec 10th and I've been bleeding off and on ever since. Yesterday, Christmas day, I spent the entire day in excruciating pain. I even took the pain pills they prescribed after the ablation and they didn't work. Finally around 730 I started bleeding ALLOT which relieved the[Show More]I had an ablation done in July. The bleeding didnt stop until mid September. And Oct & Nov I had a period. Started again around Dec 10th and I've been bleeding off and on ever since. Yesterday, Christmas day, I spent the entire day in excruciating pain. I even took the pain pills they prescribed after the ablation and they didn't work. Finally around 730 I started bleeding ALLOT which relieved the pain. I am bleeding off and on now. Woke up this morning with no pain but I can now feel mild cramping, which is how it started yesterday. I never really had painful periods. I had an issue with heavy bleeding that would not stop and made me anemic. This was the worst pain I ever had, I had 2c sections so I can't compare to labor. I knew there was a chance it wouldn't work and I'd continue bleeding, but I was not told about the excruciating pain.

  • SereniaNovember 3, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    I have been going through this for 12 years. Heavy periods and big blood clots that cause serious pain. Nothing helps to releave the pain until they pass. Doc said I would be fine and that’s normal. It’s not normal.

  • MargaretNovember 1, 2022 at 2:58 am

    I had 2 C Sections in, 1999 & 2004. Last child born 2004 with tubal ligation at that time. 14 years later at age 45 I began having extra heavy large clotted periods. My Hemoglobin and iron levels were getting affected. At that time my Gynecologist recommended the nova sure ablation. All has been great until a month or 2 ago. I began having pinkish red and chunks of brown disc[Show More]I had 2 C Sections in, 1999 & 2004. Last child born 2004 with tubal ligation at that time. 14 years later at age 45 I began having extra heavy large clotted periods. My Hemoglobin and iron levels were getting affected. At that time my Gynecologist recommended the nova sure ablation. All has been great until a month or 2 ago. I began having pinkish red and chunks of brown discharge. Severe pain in my left ovary area. Going to my Dr. today to get scans ordered and make sure no cysts, fibroids, tumors or pocketing blood under scarring. Thanks to all you ladies for posting on here. Lord help us all!

  • ShannonOctober 28, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    I had ablation many years ago and it was possibly the most painful experience I’ve had. It didn’t work and I ended up with a reconstructive surgery because scar tissue developed which prevented the blood in my uterus from being able to exit, resulting in more pain, every month. I was unable to work the menstrual pain was so bad after the novasure procedure. Ultimately I ended up with a hyster[Show More]I had ablation many years ago and it was possibly the most painful experience I’ve had. It didn’t work and I ended up with a reconstructive surgery because scar tissue developed which prevented the blood in my uterus from being able to exit, resulting in more pain, every month. I was unable to work the menstrual pain was so bad after the novasure procedure. Ultimately I ended up with a hysterectomy. I know it works for some people but I don’t think I was given anything other than an alprazolam and Tylenol for the procedure, it was brutal. I remember there being a nurse who was basically there to hold my hand and talk me through the pain. Would never recommend it to anyone. It cost time and medical bills for surgery to fix what it did to my uterus. 0 out of 10

  • KimOctober 13, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Wow! I just read a few stories. Sorry that so many are having problems. Everyone reacts differently to surgeries. This surgery has been a blessing to me. Had endometrial ablation 2007 and haven’t had any problems. Heavy bleeding and cramps every month!!! Always had accidents was so embarrassing. Prayers to All.

  • TinaSeptember 29, 2022 at 3:50 am

    At first the ablation was heaven sent. Until it wasn't anymore. I've lost all feeling in my outer abdomen. You could stab me and I feel absolutely nothing on the outside. Doctor says it can't be from the ablation. I disagree because before I had it done, I had feeling!!! I also lost ALL muscles. I cannot even push a bowel movement out! Having no feeling on the outside is bad, but having feeling[Show More]At first the ablation was heaven sent. Until it wasn't anymore. I've lost all feeling in my outer abdomen. You could stab me and I feel absolutely nothing on the outside. Doctor says it can't be from the ablation. I disagree because before I had it done, I had feeling!!! I also lost ALL muscles. I cannot even push a bowel movement out! Having no feeling on the outside is bad, but having feeling on the inside is worse. I always hurt! I feel like I'm being twisted in half. Nothing helps. I had no idea exactly how much they burn you when performing this procedure. All I knew at the time was I needed to stop bleeding! I went through years of wearing pads and kotex that would leak through within seconds of putting them on. I bled so much that my ferritin level stayed at around 4 even after infusions! I was desperate for any relief. I was promised that this procedure was what I needed. Now here I am with inner pain that won't stop, no feeling in my abdominal area, no muscle tone (my abdoninal wall is shot), and now I am dealing with multi organ prolapse. No one can convince me that all this isn't related to the ablation. I cannot describe to you the pain that I endure. Its changed my life, and not for the better! I want woman to do their research and don't feel pressured into this procedure. Don't think that this will be your saving grace! It may be exactly what you need, but honestly I wouldn't recommend this to my worst enemy.

  • YvetteSeptember 19, 2022 at 2:37 am

    April the same thing happened to me and a year later i was forced to have a hysterectomy i almost died twice after the surgery

  • AmySeptember 14, 2022 at 9:10 am

    Women are being lied to, I was told when I agreed to do this procedure that ablation failure meant symptoms could return or persist. Neither the surgeon or that bs pamphlet I got mentioned having symptoms worsening to the point where I would not be able to eat/sleep or even walk for several days every month. Both me and my daughter are suffering as I cannot care for her during this time. I have no[Show More]Women are being lied to, I was told when I agreed to do this procedure that ablation failure meant symptoms could return or persist. Neither the surgeon or that bs pamphlet I got mentioned having symptoms worsening to the point where I would not be able to eat/sleep or even walk for several days every month. Both me and my daughter are suffering as I cannot care for her during this time. I have no time off from work anymore so I just do not get paid. Additionally I was told I was not a candidate for hysterectomy when in fact the opposite should have been true. I have since been diagnosed with endometriosis and potential adenomyosis, which does NOT make me a candidate for ablation but rather hysterectomy which is unavoidable now.

  • BonnessiaSeptember 7, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    It was the worst thing I ever did getting an ablation it led to two more surgeries one having a sister move plus ultrasounds his doctor fees x-rays scans and then I ended up my uterus being the size of a football having to have a hysterectomy they cut me for the robot but ended up having to do a C-section cut because the uterus was so big I would never ever recommend an ablation for anyone.now I h[Show More]It was the worst thing I ever did getting an ablation it led to two more surgeries one having a sister move plus ultrasounds his doctor fees x-rays scans and then I ended up my uterus being the size of a football having to have a hysterectomy they cut me for the robot but ended up having to do a C-section cut because the uterus was so big I would never ever recommend an ablation for anyone.now I have bowel problems and believe this because ablation.

  • LoriAugust 8, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    Had the procedure many years ago. No problems after surgery. Had some breakthrough bleeding several years ago and was told my uterine lining was too thick. Gyno tried to do a biopsy in the office and couldn’t get through because my uterus was fully fused. She then tried to do it surgically. Still couldn’t get through. After a hormone test she determined I hadn’t gone through menopause yet so the u[Show More]Had the procedure many years ago. No problems after surgery. Had some breakthrough bleeding several years ago and was told my uterine lining was too thick. Gyno tried to do a biopsy in the office and couldn’t get through because my uterus was fully fused. She then tried to do it surgically. Still couldn’t get through. After a hormone test she determined I hadn’t gone through menopause yet so the uterine lining was the correct thickness and said I could have a hysterectomy if i wanted but really no need. Now years later I’m having cramps and will see doc again. Praying it’s fixable. I will probably need a hysterectomy now at 63.

  • DeanaJuly 17, 2022 at 9:12 am

    Please update to show accurate signature counts. More and more women are signing due to failure of ablation and experiencing horrible side effects post ablation. Let's face it health insurance and cost of health care is not getting any cheaper. Most women can't work because they can't be productive at work due to dealing with the side effects. All of these women need financial and physical hel[Show More]Please update to show accurate signature counts. More and more women are signing due to failure of ablation and experiencing horrible side effects post ablation. Let's face it health insurance and cost of health care is not getting any cheaper. Most women can't work because they can't be productive at work due to dealing with the side effects. All of these women need financial and physical help before they bleed out. No person should have to choose to save money for additional medical expenses over feeding themselves and children.

  • AprilMarch 22, 2022 at 12:35 am

    My ob of 15 years (whom I trusted) convinced me to have the Novasure procedure done in 2015 although I had never had any menstrual problems at all. It was presented to me as “the new simple in office procedure woman were having to rid them of their periods since they were done having children”!!! He worked me for about a year before he finally convinced me to do it. 6 months later the excruciating[Show More]My ob of 15 years (whom I trusted) convinced me to have the Novasure procedure done in 2015 although I had never had any menstrual problems at all. It was presented to me as “the new simple in office procedure woman were having to rid them of their periods since they were done having children”!!! He worked me for about a year before he finally convinced me to do it. 6 months later the excruciating pain started, which brought me to the ER every single month for what seemed like forever. The story goes on and her I am 7 years later still suffering from this horrible experience. I have ptsd and trust absolutely no one. I REFUSE to have a hysterectomy or go on hormones. I will do whatever it takes to make this OB pay for what he did. This procedure is barbaric! Something needs to be done! We need to be heard!!!

  • SuzetteMarch 16, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    I had this procedure performed back in 2006 when it was still in its infancy. I ended up having my bowels perforated and almost ended up with a colostomy bag. I needed to have my bowels bisected and then sewn back together. Had I known back then what I know now I would never had it performed. I later had to have a TAHBSO as the Novasure never stopped my period at all. It came back 2 weeks after th[Show More]I had this procedure performed back in 2006 when it was still in its infancy. I ended up having my bowels perforated and almost ended up with a colostomy bag. I needed to have my bowels bisected and then sewn back together. Had I known back then what I know now I would never had it performed. I later had to have a TAHBSO as the Novasure never stopped my period at all. It came back 2 weeks after the procedure. I now have a scar from my belly button to my c-section scar all for what? I currently work in an OBGYN office and when I hear that other people want to have this procedure performed I cringe. There needs to be something for all of us women who have suffered from this procedure.

  • LauraMarch 12, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    I had the NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure in late July of 2021 to remedy menorrhagia. On Labor Day Weekend I was convinced my appendix had ruptured because lower right pelvic pain would not relent. I went to the emergency room and was admitted to drain a 7 cm tubo-ovarian abscess and treat a subsequent infection. I missed two weeks of work as a kindergarten teacher in a well-respected [Show More]I had the NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure in late July of 2021 to remedy menorrhagia. On Labor Day Weekend I was convinced my appendix had ruptured because lower right pelvic pain would not relent. I went to the emergency room and was admitted to drain a 7 cm tubo-ovarian abscess and treat a subsequent infection. I missed two weeks of work as a kindergarten teacher in a well-respected school district. The pelvic pain continued and progressed to intolerable again in early November. Again, I visited the emergency room where scans showed complex ovarian and uterine cysts. My gynecologist suggested a bilateral salpingectomy (removal of both Fallopian tubes). The stress of missing so much time out of the classroom and the domino-effect it had on my colleagues’ workload forced me to resign from a career I love. My surgery was not successful. Only one tube could be removed due to scar tissue and adhesions on my other side. My gynecologist advised that my pain stemmed from gastrointestinal organs, not reproductive. CT scans showed no gastrointestinal issues. In late January of 2022 I visited the emergency room again. I could not stand upright and the only relief from the pain was to groan loudly. I did not recognize myself. ER visit this time showed the same cysts, though larger. My gynecologist again stated that there was no reason she could surmise that any of my reproductive organs caused my cyclic pelvic pain. Five weeks later, March 2022, again the pain and an emergency room visit. Cysts had increased in size. My abdomen was bloated and distended in the middle and measured 35 inches at the outermost point. I’m five foot two inches tall, 110 pounds with a waist measurement that varies between 24 and 26 inches. My gynecologist again said nothing was wrong. I asked the P.A. on call in the emergency room for a referral to a new gynecologist within the hospital system. That week I met with the new doctor who diagnosed me with post-ablation tubal sterilization syndrome. She recommended a full hysterectomy as the best course of action to diminish pain. At age fifty, fortunately I do not have the additional burden of fertility loss, so I am ready for it. Unfortunately, because there is so much scar tissue and pelvic adhesions, I had to be referred to a specialist for the surgery. Now I await approval from her after she reviews my history, to determine if she’ll perform the surgery. This weekend I’ve reached out to friends and past acquaintances who have medical connections of any kind for recommendations. I don’t want to feel embarrassed about my need. Why should I? Were it not for the uterus, ovaries, and Fallopian tubes, how would life go on? In summary, if you can avoid the NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure, avoid it.

  • KeishaFebruary 6, 2022 at 4:57 pm

    This surgery alone is DEATH!If u don’t get the proper help in time I’m 31 years old had the surgery in 2021 couple months later I was having all types of symptoms!i had to have a hysterectomy November 2021!it should be a way we could get a law suit for this!!!this mess ruined my life!!every time I read somebody story I cry!!i wish I could get on live television and speak about this(I PRAY WE ALL G[Show More]This surgery alone is DEATH!If u don’t get the proper help in time I’m 31 years old had the surgery in 2021 couple months later I was having all types of symptoms!i had to have a hysterectomy November 2021!it should be a way we could get a law suit for this!!!this mess ruined my life!!every time I read somebody story I cry!!i wish I could get on live television and speak about this(I PRAY WE ALL GET THROUGH THIS NIGHTMARE

  • MelissaJanuary 9, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    I had an ablation over 15 years ago. Just a few months ago I started having severe pain in my lower abdominal region. I had a mri done and it found a sac of fluid in my endometrial canal. I had surgery to have it removed. During the surgery it was discovered that my bladder and uterus were adhered to my bowel! So my obgyn closed me up ( he couldnt do the removal without a gi surgeon )and now I [Show More]I had an ablation over 15 years ago. Just a few months ago I started having severe pain in my lower abdominal region. I had a mri done and it found a sac of fluid in my endometrial canal. I had surgery to have it removed. During the surgery it was discovered that my bladder and uterus were adhered to my bowel! So my obgyn closed me up ( he couldnt do the removal without a gi surgeon )and now I am scheduled for a second surgery this month. I am in so much pain. Honestly I feel like I am in labor. Sharp shooting pain and can't urinate without pain! It feels like my pelvic floor is being ripped apart. My husband and I haven't been able to be intimate in over 6 months! I haven't been able to work or have any kind of life. I f I would have known that this was going to happen I would of NEVER had this procedure. Biggest mistake of my life!!!

  • AprilDecember 27, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    I had the novasure procedure done 12 years ago. 3 years ago started having pain in my right pelvic area and back. 2 weeks out of the month I'm in unbearable pain. Found a great gyno who knew exactly what was wrong with me. Cells were stuck behind the scar tissue and my body wants to get rid of it every month. Scheduled for a hysterectomy in February. Why are the still doing full ablation knowin[Show More]I had the novasure procedure done 12 years ago. 3 years ago started having pain in my right pelvic area and back. 2 weeks out of the month I'm in unbearable pain. Found a great gyno who knew exactly what was wrong with me. Cells were stuck behind the scar tissue and my body wants to get rid of it every month. Scheduled for a hysterectomy in February. Why are the still doing full ablation knowing the scar tissue makes it harder to detect cancer and all the other issues that come with it.

  • GinaDecember 8, 2021 at 6:47 am

    I was sold NovaSure as a the best option for heavy periods. I was thrown into menopause like symptoms within 6-8 weeks of the procedure. Sore joints, especially pelvis and low back. Libido has gone. Sensitive bladder and constantly bloated. I have gone from 47 to 87 within weeks of the procedure! I did not know it can mask cervical cancer and other issues. I would NEVER had this procedure if[Show More]I was sold NovaSure as a the best option for heavy periods. I was thrown into menopause like symptoms within 6-8 weeks of the procedure. Sore joints, especially pelvis and low back. Libido has gone. Sensitive bladder and constantly bloated. I have gone from 47 to 87 within weeks of the procedure! I did not know it can mask cervical cancer and other issues. I would NEVER had this procedure if I knew how I would feel after. I would of lived with the heavy bleeding and pain.

  • LindaDecember 1, 2021 at 1:59 am

    Had novasure ablation placed in 2013 and the problems started a month later. It took 3 years for a GYN to confirm it was the ablation.

  • YolandaNovember 2, 2021 at 8:23 am

    I had the novasure that resulted in a full hysterectomy after the blood bust through glad I was in the hospital had to go every month because of the pain

  • LaurenOctober 4, 2021 at 1:46 am

    I had a Tubal Ligation in 2009, and had an Endometrial Ablation in 2017. Literally a few days ago, I woke up to extreme cramping and brown blood (smells like copper) and I can't get any relief! My OB/GYN told me the EA procedure was minimally invasive and would rid me of periods and cramping. I had NO idea of the fact the EA barely lasts 5 years, and I had NO idea that I would be in so much pain f[Show More]I had a Tubal Ligation in 2009, and had an Endometrial Ablation in 2017. Literally a few days ago, I woke up to extreme cramping and brown blood (smells like copper) and I can't get any relief! My OB/GYN told me the EA procedure was minimally invasive and would rid me of periods and cramping. I had NO idea of the fact the EA barely lasts 5 years, and I had NO idea that I would be in so much pain from this. I can't afford surgery/hysterectomy, so I don't know what to do. Please help! This is ruining my quality of life!

  • JessicaSeptember 13, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    I had a Novasure ablation in Dec.2020. By January 14th I was going in for a hysterectomy because the ablation failed. Caused pain to the point where I couldn’t walk. I have a high tolerance to pain but this was horrible. As of today I still have pain and discomfort,sex is painful even. Yet,I’m stuck paying the bills for both surgeries. This is unacceptable and needs to be stopped!

  • AshleyAugust 4, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    I had an the novasure ablation 12/13/98. On 12/14/98 I started having flu like symptoms 12/14/98. Then after symptoms increased went to walk-in er. They weren’t sure what was going on, started antibiotics and vaso pressers. Transferred to main hospital er. Diagnosed with sepsis, toxi shock, strep A. 12/18 had an emergency hysterectomy due to abdominal compartment syndrome , several attempts to c[Show More]I had an the novasure ablation 12/13/98. On 12/14/98 I started having flu like symptoms 12/14/98. Then after symptoms increased went to walk-in er. They weren’t sure what was going on, started antibiotics and vaso pressers. Transferred to main hospital er. Diagnosed with sepsis, toxi shock, strep A. 12/18 had an emergency hysterectomy due to abdominal compartment syndrome , several attempts to close over several days. Had to be transferred to another hospital. Several surgeries later. Spent 2 weeks in icu, 5 days on regular floor., rehab, home care and eventually. Amputation of my feet and partial amputation for fingers.

  • kimberlyJuly 22, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Had an ablation for heavy periods, several months of pain I found out that I had developed blocked tubes(previous tubeligation 19 years ago) - had those removed and within 8 months more pain - resulting in hysterectomy and now having severe endometriosis - at 45.. never have i had any of these issue's before the ablation. It has been a nighmare.

  • SJuly 20, 2021 at 5:04 am

    I had this procedure in Feb of 2012 .It was outpatient was sent home two days later I woke up in the hospital, I was then taken to another hospital and some time later woke up from a coma had dyalis spent a month in the hospital. Was told I had sepsis and had to have emergency surgery for hysterectomy and needed at home nurse care for IV antibiotics. This doctor and this procedure ruined my life. [Show More]I had this procedure in Feb of 2012 .It was outpatient was sent home two days later I woke up in the hospital, I was then taken to another hospital and some time later woke up from a coma had dyalis spent a month in the hospital. Was told I had sepsis and had to have emergency surgery for hysterectomy and needed at home nurse care for IV antibiotics. This doctor and this procedure ruined my life. I have no children and have had to have surgery because of tumors and mesh adhesions that grow rampant throughout my midsection. I live in constant pain.Worst decision of my life!

  • MistyJuly 4, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Had my tubal ligation done after my youngest daughter was born in 2006 . I had the nova sure ablation done in 2014 to reduce the heavy bleeding . Since then everything was fine until last year when i stated having very severe debilitating cramps every month. But I wasn’t bleeding .. I even lost my job because I wasn’t able to come into work due to the pain I was in .

  • DJune 15, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Would be great if a very large law firm would contact me as I am the admin for the largest group on Facebook. 10K and growing strong. This does not include those women who went on to having a hysterectomy and other corrective surgeries and chosen to put this abomination behind them. NovaSure & Other Endometrial Ablation Procedures Info & Support is the name of the FB group. You have my email.

  • MarthaMay 13, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Has anyone had to have their cervix cut open due to scar tissue from ablation? I had to have it done afterwards a year or two later due my period starting again with severe cramping.

  • KimApril 21, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    I had the ablation in 2018 due to severe anemia thought to be due to heavy periods. My doc talked me out of hysterectomy & I didn’t really want one either at age 47, so he combined ablation with tubal ligation. This past year I’ve had multiple problems seemingly unrelated. Monthly severe pain worse than labor! Lower right side to my back. trips to ER for appendicitis, gall bladder etc all negativ[Show More]I had the ablation in 2018 due to severe anemia thought to be due to heavy periods. My doc talked me out of hysterectomy & I didn’t really want one either at age 47, so he combined ablation with tubal ligation. This past year I’ve had multiple problems seemingly unrelated. Monthly severe pain worse than labor! Lower right side to my back. trips to ER for appendicitis, gall bladder etc all negative. Just came across these stories and WOW. I had no idea. All almost exact same symptoms.

  • ChristinaMarch 1, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Worse experience pain daily struggle since which has landed me on the wait list for hysterectomy

  • DeliaFebruary 27, 2021 at 4:11 am

    I was not informed by the physician that performed ablation of the after affects or long term affects of this procedure. 12yrs post op and 4 yrs into post op I started having extremely severe cyclic pain which is now accompanied by chronic pain of the same magnitude. I’m in need of...and have been...for a hysterectomy and I have been denied.

  • JoyceJanuary 23, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    My results were perfect as far as no bleeding at all. Barely even spotted immediately after procedure. Having the procedure did throw me into early menopause and has contributed to osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, other skeletal and emotional issues from the hormonal changes it caused. Your body needs to go through the monthly process until it decides it’s done. I had the procedure done at 43. I’m [Show More]My results were perfect as far as no bleeding at all. Barely even spotted immediately after procedure. Having the procedure did throw me into early menopause and has contributed to osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, other skeletal and emotional issues from the hormonal changes it caused. Your body needs to go through the monthly process until it decides it’s done. I had the procedure done at 43. I’m 58, was forced to go on disability (was nowhere near ready for basically early retirement) and live in horrific pain. Have had major back surgery for scoliosis and to fuse vertebrae damaged from osteoarthritis, etc. Don’t do it for these reasons.

  • KerryDecember 29, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    2015, talked out of a hysterectomy and advised to have tubal litigation and ablation. No side affects discussed and at first it seemed to be ok despite when I woke up after anaesthetic i can remember the pain killers in hospital did very little for the pain . A few days later I recall feeling something pop inside and horrific back pains started. However back then I did not link this with the pr[Show More]2015, talked out of a hysterectomy and advised to have tubal litigation and ablation. No side affects discussed and at first it seemed to be ok despite when I woke up after anaesthetic i can remember the pain killers in hospital did very little for the pain . A few days later I recall feeling something pop inside and horrific back pains started. However back then I did not link this with the procedures I had done. Many visits to A & E, waste of time, many visits to Gp surgery. Eventually a fabulous female doctor listened and sent me for a colonoscopy and ultra sound. Our findings were difficult to diagnose as the pain is in the bladder, like a knife being plunged and turned. A stinging sensation like a raw burn. Stabbing up my back passage. Labour like pain in my ovaries, sometimes one sided and sometimes both. A severe bad back that’s been there for almost 4 years!!!! When my bladder is full I have a surge in the intensity of the pain that eases slightly on passing urine. More visits to A & E , 10 weeks ago to be told learn to live with the pain and take paracetamol !!! My GP sent me for ovarian cancer blood test as the symptoms sound very similar to ovarian cancer. Thankfully this was ok. My ultra sound showed either cysts on my ovaries or possible fibroid. Then I paid private to see the original consultant who performed the operations in 2015. He suspects possible PATSS. Arranged an MRI scan for Dec 5 th 2020 on the NHS, very let down and disappointed when I went for results on Dec 17 th to be told, no WiFi connection, no notes, no scan results. He told me he would see me early January and now I’ve received a letter for a telephone appointment for Feb 11 th. today’s update, I’ve just called his secretary to be told he’s going on annual leave on the date of my next appointment !!! Booked me in an earlier appointment but told it may get rescheduled due to covid. My question is, do we have to await a fatality before there’s anything done about this horrific agonising, stressful situation that we are all finding ourselves in , no where to turn and no answers!!!! My pain is getting worse and barely leaves me now my anxiety is through the roof knowing there’s something serious going on to be in such debilitating pain !!! Please help us !!!

  • AshleighDecember 12, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Worst thing that I ever had done. Was not properly informed of the risks from novasure ablation. It’s been 2 years next month and I was told my cervix is completely scared over and I have a big sac of period blood that is trapped behind the scar tissue. I was too young for this! I am devastated. Hysterectomy here I come!

  • GinaDecember 11, 2020 at 5:13 am

    I had a tubal ligation in 2003, and a Nova Sure ablation in 2005. In 2009 started having horrific right sided pain and cramping. My doc blew me off until this year, when he retired and I had to find a new doc. Which is where I learned about post ablation syndrome. Glad to know I wasn’t crazy. Having a hysterectomy in 4 days. So pissed this happened

  • DeniseDecember 10, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    Had the ablation almost 10 years ago,I have serious cramps every month like I have a period and I have had cyst on my ovaries since then

  • JenniferNovember 28, 2020 at 3:32 am

    Had the ablation 4 years ago after the dr talked me out of a hysterectomy. First year was great Then the cramps started to the point I could barely get out of bed for 4 days a month. Every year the dr told me that if it keeps on we can look at hysterectomy. Finally got him to schedule a hysterectomy go in for it and wake up from surgery still with my uterus because the scar tissue had almost total[Show More]Had the ablation 4 years ago after the dr talked me out of a hysterectomy. First year was great Then the cramps started to the point I could barely get out of bed for 4 days a month. Every year the dr told me that if it keeps on we can look at hysterectomy. Finally got him to schedule a hysterectomy go in for it and wake up from surgery still with my uterus because the scar tissue had almost totally fussed my bowels to my uterus. Now waiting to see what they are doing about this.

  • DawnNovember 25, 2020 at 12:47 am

    June of this year I went to my gyno to see about going back on an IUD, something I didn't really want to do, due to hemorrhaging during my period every month since having twins in 2018. She suggested NovaSure. Naturally they explained the risk with me having had 2 c-sections I would likely continue to have periods but much lighter and after 5-7 years require another ablation till I reach menopau[Show More]June of this year I went to my gyno to see about going back on an IUD, something I didn't really want to do, due to hemorrhaging during my period every month since having twins in 2018. She suggested NovaSure. Naturally they explained the risk with me having had 2 c-sections I would likely continue to have periods but much lighter and after 5-7 years require another ablation till I reach menopause. (I'm 35) Since my ablation I've developed debilitating lower back pain. Bowel Issues. The scariest of all, I've started to pass out just before having my period. I've passed out 4 times total, have had bloodwork, head MRI, abdominal CT, 48 hour holter monitor, echocardiogram all of which have come back normal. Next step is rule out anything neurological. I truly believe it is 100% caused by the ablation. I've voiced this to my gyno who dismissed it and told me to let her know what the neurologist says. January is my neuro consult. So I have a couple more months of the stress of wondering when I'll pass out again!

  • AngelaNovember 18, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    I had a D&C and a pelvic ablation on September 1st by September 3rd I was in the hospital with a high fever and pain in my pelvic area at that time they found out that I had an infection I'm after being released from the hospital I went to the doctor's office they did an ultrasound they said that my uterus was filling up with fluid so I had to get a hysterectomy the doctor that performed the hyste[Show More]I had a D&C and a pelvic ablation on September 1st by September 3rd I was in the hospital with a high fever and pain in my pelvic area at that time they found out that I had an infection I'm after being released from the hospital I went to the doctor's office they did an ultrasound they said that my uterus was filling up with fluid so I had to get a hysterectomy the doctor that performed the hysterectomy said that my uterus was rotten from the inside out that the ablation Fried by uterus

  • AngelaNovember 12, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    I am 100% living this right now! I had the procedure done in 2015 and have been living in constant pain. The pain is unreal that I feel. My doctors look at me like I am a mental patient, I live at the er. I had a dr cancel my hysterectomy and discharge me because she thought I was making the pain up. I'm seeing a new doctor and have a hysterectomy scheduled but it is months away.

  • SakithiaOctober 26, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    I had the novasure procedure 3/2020. The pain immediately afterwards was excruciating worst than labor it’ was so bad codeine, ibuprofen nor narco worked. I researched this procedure extensively and found no reports or warnings of pain. This lasted for a whole day but Afterwards I bled for 8 weeks straight. Fast forward, it’s 10/2020 and I’m bleeding again. I wouldn’t repeat this procedure if it[Show More]I had the novasure procedure 3/2020. The pain immediately afterwards was excruciating worst than labor it’ was so bad codeine, ibuprofen nor narco worked. I researched this procedure extensively and found no reports or warnings of pain. This lasted for a whole day but Afterwards I bled for 8 weeks straight. Fast forward, it’s 10/2020 and I’m bleeding again. I wouldn’t repeat this procedure if it was free. It’s a shame it’s presented as this easy, five minutes procedure that will blissfully without side effect stop heavy bleeding. After reading these post I’m afraid of a need for a hysterectomy and I’m regretting my decision ever having this procedure done

  • TracyOctober 25, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    For many years I was having problems with bleeding then it came to the point where I would bleed everyday they told me to do the NovaSure so I did that after the procedure I was having discharge and it got worse and worse and the smell was horrible I was in so much pain I can barely move I also had a high fever they ended up admitting me into the hospital trying all different kinds of antibiotics [Show More]For many years I was having problems with bleeding then it came to the point where I would bleed everyday they told me to do the NovaSure so I did that after the procedure I was having discharge and it got worse and worse and the smell was horrible I was in so much pain I can barely move I also had a high fever they ended up admitting me into the hospital trying all different kinds of antibiotics and nothing was working I was even on a morphine drip because of the pain but unfortunately no matter what they did nothing helped so I ended up having to have a total hysterectomy

  • RobertOctober 23, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    My wife had this procedure about 15 years ago, she had very large fibroids and should have never had the procedure. After hours performing a procedure we were told would only take 30 minutes she experienced severe pain. She was told too bad nothing we can do and by the way if you get pregnant you will probably die. After months of seeking help for the pain she was refered to Mcgee women's hospi[Show More]My wife had this procedure about 15 years ago, she had very large fibroids and should have never had the procedure. After hours performing a procedure we were told would only take 30 minutes she experienced severe pain. She was told too bad nothing we can do and by the way if you get pregnant you will probably die. After months of seeking help for the pain she was refered to Mcgee women's hospital clinic, we later found that it was run by the surgeon who assisted and was training during her procedure. He determined that there was nothing wrong with her uterus and she was experiencing stomach problems. This started a long process of us having to beg for pain medication, the pain my wife went through was horrible. Evidently the doctor wanted to discredit her implied that she was just trying to get pain meds. When we insisted that she get help and that he no longer have access to my wife care since he preformed a core which removed a circular piece of my wife's uterus without anestesia. The female surgeon removed her uterus which looked like a spiked ball. After the procedure my wife's pain subsided but she lost the ability to reproduce and years later we found that the doctor had also put in her file that she had aids, which was untrue. What was done to my wife was criminal, these doctors belong behind bars but they are protected by the FDA!

  • RachelOctober 20, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    I recently was diagnosed with post ablation tubal sterilization syndrome in July when I went to my doctor complaining of contraction like pains that have increased in intensity over the last year. I had a Novasure Ablation in 2015 and was never directly informed of this complication. I underwent a full hysterectomy October 14 2020 to repair the nightmare casued by the Ablation.

  • AmyOctober 9, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    I had novasure endometrial ablation July 30, 2020. I’ve been nearly bedridden since then. One trip to the ER for hemorrhaging. Pain medications for severe pain. Passing clots the size of large grapefruits. Prior to the procedure, I was otherwise healthy, (5’5 130lbs, daily 4 mile bike rides, 50 years old, not in menopause) but had spotting due to a 2cm fibroid. My hysterectomy is in 1 week. Novas[Show More]I had novasure endometrial ablation July 30, 2020. I’ve been nearly bedridden since then. One trip to the ER for hemorrhaging. Pain medications for severe pain. Passing clots the size of large grapefruits. Prior to the procedure, I was otherwise healthy, (5’5 130lbs, daily 4 mile bike rides, 50 years old, not in menopause) but had spotting due to a 2cm fibroid. My hysterectomy is in 1 week. Novasure should put those side effects on their brochures and website.

  • TerronicOctober 7, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    I had the NovaSure procedure done because I was experiencing heavy menstrual cycles and very painful..The procedure was done..the next day I was admitted into the hospital because of pain and I was losing control of my bladder.

  • TraceyOctober 1, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    This was the worst thing that anyone could have done. The pain was unbearable for 3 years until I needed an emergency total hysterectomy. My life has never been the same since having the dreadful Novasure Ablation done in 2016.

  • ChristineSeptember 29, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    I had my NovaSure endometrial ablation in 2015 at the age of 33. I previously had painful menstruation that often was so heavy or clumpy that I had accidents while out in public. I did not need birth control and did not want to take medication, so I tried to get an IUD. The pre-procedural ultrasound discovered polyps, which I was told was likely causing my heavy cycles/pain and was a disqualifie[Show More]I had my NovaSure endometrial ablation in 2015 at the age of 33. I previously had painful menstruation that often was so heavy or clumpy that I had accidents while out in public. I did not need birth control and did not want to take medication, so I tried to get an IUD. The pre-procedural ultrasound discovered polyps, which I was told was likely causing my heavy cycles/pain and was a disqualifier for IUD. My doctor recommended ablation as an almost no risk option. He said the only risk was that I was young enough that my lining may grow back and I might have monthly bleeding again. I have had 5 years of bliss and I thought it was a miracle...even recommended it to other woman along the way. A month ago, I started having discharge and thought it was a yeast infection. Three days into treatment, I started having mild pelvic/lower back pain. I went to my PCP and she thought it might be bacterial vaginosis, swabbed a sample, but went ahead and gave prescription. By the time I was done with antibiotic treatment, the lab results were back and said I had no infection to begin with. About a week ago, I noticed trace smears of brown-tinted discharge when wiping. Then yesterday I had (what I suspect) is endometrial tissue coming out of me. To say I was disturbed was an understatement. It prompted me to obsess on research and I found LOEAF information...which I seem to match up completely in signs/symptoms. Now I need to figure out what to do about it. I very much do not want a hysterectomy, but I also do not want to wait and see if symptoms progress to something worse.

  • lauraSeptember 20, 2020 at 4:19 am

    I had the Novasure procedure done about 10 years ago & am glad I did. I no longer had a period & have had no problems of any kind.

  • LauraSeptember 17, 2020 at 3:48 am

    My Dr. pushed this ablation & refused to try hormones as I requested due to heavy bleeding. After a year or so I started having awful pain similar to labor pains. Blood was trapped and I had a d&c. The next year more trapped blood and needed a hysterectomy. I think Doctor’s like this procedure because it’s a big moneymaker for them and the hospitals. If men were being subjected to something simila[Show More]My Dr. pushed this ablation & refused to try hormones as I requested due to heavy bleeding. After a year or so I started having awful pain similar to labor pains. Blood was trapped and I had a d&c. The next year more trapped blood and needed a hysterectomy. I think Doctor’s like this procedure because it’s a big moneymaker for them and the hospitals. If men were being subjected to something similar, ablation would regulated and unethical parties sanctioned.

  • TracyAugust 12, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    My ablation in 2014 was a complete failure, worst thing I have even done . My uterine lining has grown back under the scar tissue. This has caused my uterus to be enlarged and fluid filled. It’s very painful. I have been on norithindrione ever since which has caused hair loss and thinning along with many other side effects . I have missed a lot of work due to pain .

  • PerditaAugust 12, 2020 at 11:29 am

    I had Novesure done about 5 years ago! Now my bottom left side cramps so bad every month to the point I can't move! It feels like somebody with a sharp knife is stabbing me over and over again! My doctor OBGYN that performed the surgery tells me that I have several pools of blood running in my stomach trying to get out which is causing the pain after an ultrasound was done. Now he said I need a hy[Show More]I had Novesure done about 5 years ago! Now my bottom left side cramps so bad every month to the point I can't move! It feels like somebody with a sharp knife is stabbing me over and over again! My doctor OBGYN that performed the surgery tells me that I have several pools of blood running in my stomach trying to get out which is causing the pain after an ultrasound was done. Now he said I need a hysterectomy that was scheduled on July 27th 2020 and 3 days before surgery it was canceled because of COVID! Now I'm stuck with this pain until further notice!!!!!

  • MAugust 4, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    My OBGYN suggested I get this procedure that she had preformed many of times and it was very successful. Worst thing I could have ever done. I was told that the ablation would stop my menstrual cycle or make my menstrual cycle very light. My menstual didn't come the following month but I was experiencing cramping. I assumed I wasn't healed from the procedure. After another another month I ended u[Show More]My OBGYN suggested I get this procedure that she had preformed many of times and it was very successful. Worst thing I could have ever done. I was told that the ablation would stop my menstrual cycle or make my menstrual cycle very light. My menstual didn't come the following month but I was experiencing cramping. I assumed I wasn't healed from the procedure. After another another month I ended up in the emergency room due to bad cramping that felt like labor pains. After my OBGYN unsuccessfully fixed the problem of the pain. I am now having to get a Hysterectomy.

  • KarenJuly 22, 2020 at 12:07 am

    I had Novasure years ago and had a serious thermal injury. I had to go back in for emergency surgery. Had a total hysterectomy, including my ovaries, had my appendix removed and had some of my small bowel removed. I developed sepsis too. Terrible time in my life. I did not have family in my state that could care for my autistic son during this nightmare either.

  • NikiJuly 16, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    I've developed a pus pocket in the pelvic area. When it becomes full it will burst on it's on and it has such a horrible smell that makes me vomit. When this happens I have to go to the hospital to have them clean the inside and get antibiotics and pain meds. There is also a constant feeling of a pain and burning sensation in my right side every since I’ve had the NovaSure ablation surgery done. M[Show More]I've developed a pus pocket in the pelvic area. When it becomes full it will burst on it's on and it has such a horrible smell that makes me vomit. When this happens I have to go to the hospital to have them clean the inside and get antibiotics and pain meds. There is also a constant feeling of a pain and burning sensation in my right side every since I’ve had the NovaSure ablation surgery done. My periods has been stop for a year now but I had this surgery done over 10 years ago.

  • AngieJuly 8, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    I had the NovaSure procedure done in 2015. In 2017 I was crippled with severe pain. Turns out I had been Bleeding the whole time but here was no way for it to leave my body. It swelled my uterus to the size equivalent to a 6 month pregnancy and leaked into my pelvic cavity. I had a total hysterectomy in 2017 and was out on strong antibiotics due to the risk of pelvic infection.

  • CatrenaJuly 7, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    I've had the NovaSure done 5 years ago and I'm in severe pain all the time and the doctors tell me that there's nothing wrong and there is something severely wrong

  • PiaJuly 2, 2020 at 12:38 am

    I had my tubes tied in 2010 after needing a c-section. I’ve always had heavy periods, and when I heard of the novasure that it can make my periods less, I had it done. I was good for 5 years. Cramps and bleeding less, I was happy. I started having heavy periods again and such intense pain in my lower left side to where my left thigh would go numb. 2 ER Visits, given pain meds and zofran for nausea[Show More]I had my tubes tied in 2010 after needing a c-section. I’ve always had heavy periods, and when I heard of the novasure that it can make my periods less, I had it done. I was good for 5 years. Cramps and bleeding less, I was happy. I started having heavy periods again and such intense pain in my lower left side to where my left thigh would go numb. 2 ER Visits, given pain meds and zofran for nausea, ct scans and x-rays dr says you have a cyst in your ovary. I was like oh okay makes sense, I guess? But the Horrible pain continued to where I would be in such pain, like a hot poker or screwdriver twisting and stabbing me in my left lower side, I would curl up in a ball and couldn’t move, praying the pain meds would kick in, finally when they did, I could take care of my 2 children and my mom. I saw a gynecologist and explained what was my problem, she explained to me that the novasure wears off after 5 years and the pain you’re experiencing is that the blood cannot go thru the tubes, it pushes trying to get out causing intense pain. I said what can be done, because of my age (49) I didn’t want birth control pills, nor the shot. The only other way to stop the pain is to have my tubes taken out or a hysterectomy. I’m not ready for either especially if a treatment goes sour and that’s your only fix.

  • StephanieJune 23, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    I decided to do an ablation because,my tubes were taken out prior and caused extreamly heavy bleeding and was told there were no side effects to this simple proceedure.Wow,for somthing that has no side effects its ruining my life!First cramps,that ended up being infection,than hormone issues develped,than i started having server pain 2 weeks out of the month.Its been 18 months,absoultly nothing ge[Show More]I decided to do an ablation because,my tubes were taken out prior and caused extreamly heavy bleeding and was told there were no side effects to this simple proceedure.Wow,for somthing that has no side effects its ruining my life!First cramps,that ended up being infection,than hormone issues develped,than i started having server pain 2 weeks out of the month.Its been 18 months,absoultly nothing gets better,I still cant work cause of the pain,I now have to under go a compleate hisrorectomy because of all this.When i did try talk to the Dr. it was blamed on everything else under the sun and told to go to my primary Dr. I feel like these proceedures are just ways for some of these hospitals/doctors to keep cashin in on regaurdless of what its doing to females and their female parts.Its discussting and it's got to stop!!!

  • AmyMay 27, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    My ablation has failed. My uterine lining has grown back under the scar tissue. This has caused my uterus to be enlarged and fluid filled. It's very painful. I will be having a hysterectomy very soon.

  • MarceleneMay 9, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    yes I've been toward a lot of the stomach and pelvic issues every since I've had the NovaSure ablation surgery done

  • MarcyApril 18, 2020 at 4:52 am

    I had it done about 5 years ago, and have severe cramps, multiple trips to ER, still have a period and when I told my Dr. I was unhappy with the procedure, it was exact opposite of what she said, she fired me as a patient

  • JamieMarch 13, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    I have had terrible endometriosis pain and still have periods. I had novasure 2005. It never helped me

  • Still in painFebruary 26, 2020 at 5:44 am

    Novasure is the worse thing that ever happened to me. I had to have 2 additional surgeries to try to fix the damage this device has done to my body and I am still in pain 4 years later. Some one needs to STOP this barbaric procedure, and take away the monetary benefit, to the dr.s who perform this procedure. Novasure has already been recalled once in January 24, 2014.

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