This is an increasingly common procedure for the treatment of endometriosis and also heavy periods/menorrhagia and the number performed in the UK has increased by about 70% in the last three years. It is at its most effective as you approach the age of the menopause which is around 51, and least effective in women under the age of 35.
The procedure involves removing or destroying the lining of the uterus and preventing its re-growth. The endometrium, or uterine lining, can be removed through a telescope, known as a hysteroscope, which is passed through the cervix. If there are any fibroids or polyps within the uterus and they are sitting on the lining of the uterus, these can also be removed at the same time through the telescope. This is usually performed as a day case operation, under a general anaesthetic, with return to normal activities after 48 to 72 hours.
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