What are the success rates of endometrial ablation?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 03/02/2017

The vast majority of patients who undergo endometrial ablation—up to 90%—are highly satisfied with the results. By satisfied we mean that the patient sees a significant decrease in excessive menstrual flow or PMS symptoms as a result of EA.

In general, about 50% of patients will have no menstrual periods after the procedure, or just have a mild spotting, while another 30-35% notice a great reduction in the menstrual flood to normal or lighter levels.

Global endometrial ablation methods prevent 75% of hysterectomies, with another 25% ends up with hysterectomy. On the NHS, the failure rate for endometrial ablation is about 25-35% and, in case of failure, you may be offered a repeat treatment.

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 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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