Do you ovulate when you have had an ablation?

This procedure does not affect your ovaries or ovulation.

Endometrial ablation is a medical procedure recommended for women with excessive menstrual blood loss, the result of unusually heavy or long periods.

Doctors recommend endometrial ablation if bleeding does not respond to medication.

Endometrial ablation is not a surgical procedure. The doctor does not make any surgical cuts but will insert very thin tools through the patient’s vagina to reach the uterus.

Important things to know about endometrial ablation:

  • it does not affect your ovaries
  • if you were ovulating prior to this procedure, you will still ovulate afterward
  • pregnancy can occur, but often with a higher risk for the mother and the baby
  • endometrial ablation is not a contraceptive procedure

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