I am now day three after my hysterectomy and wanted to share my story. I have suffered with heavy, painful periods due to endometriosis since I was in my late teens. That coupled with 6 ovarian cysts over the years meant many laparoscopic procedures in a bid to remedy both the cyst and endometriosis symptoms. In December 2009 aged just 29 I had microwave ablation treatment and sterilisation with the hope of finally reducing my pain and heavy bleeding which was making normal life difficult.
Microwave Endometrial Ablation is a procedure, which uses electromagnetic waves to destroy the lining of the womb and stop heavy periods. The operation can be performed under either general or local anaesthetic. It takes about 15 minutes to complete, and as the probe is passed via a catheter through the cervix there is no need for surgery.