Many women suffer with heavy menstrual bleeding that affects their daily lives. As many as one in four women suffer from chronically heavier and longer periods, known as (AUB) or menorrhagia. Doctors define AUB as having periods that last longer than seven days, require frequent change of protection and cause tiredness or fatigue.
Abnormal uterine bleeding can be caused by a number of reasons, including:
- Hormonal imbalances
- Pregnancy complications
- Benign uterine growths
- Thyroid problem
- Age of patient
Her Option® Cryoablation Therapy is the only abnormal uterine bleeding treatment option designed for an in-office procedure. During the procedure, your endometrium, the uterine lining that sheds each month and causes your menstrual period, is destroyed by cryoablation therapy. Cryoablation is an effective treatment that has been used for treating many medical conditions. It uses sub-zero temperatures to create a natural analgesic effect that painlessly reduces or eliminates the uterine lining. During the procedure, an ultrasound that provides an accurate monitoring will be performed.
Patients who used Her Option® Cryoablation Therapy reported it as 91% effective in decreasing menstrual bleeding and, in some cases, relieving PMS symptoms. Cryoablation is a simple procedure with a short recovery time and can be considered an alternative option before considering a hysterectomy. The procedure does not use hormones and requires only one treatment as compared to alternative options such as hormone therapy or dilation and curettage. While Her Option® Cryoablation Therapy is a safe and effective procedure, it is not right for everyone. Set up an appointment to speak to your doctor to see if this option is right for you.