Posted by: L.H. | 2009-04-27

Thermal balloon ablation

Hi. 42 yr old. Uterine fibroids which are starting to cause problems. One gynae wants to go the partial hysterectomy route and a previous one advised thermal balloon ablation.
I' m inclined to agree with the previous gynae as I DO NOT want to have a hysterectomy. Should I insist on the t.b.a. with the present gynae? Also could you give me more info on this procedure i.e. pain,success rate etc.

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It really depends where the fibroids are in the uterus. how many and how big. Thermal ablation tends to work when there is a problem with the womb lining, but not as well if there are many large fibroids.

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Posted by: L.H. | 2009-04-29

Thanks for answering part of my question.You didn' t mention anything about pain etc. I cannot recall where exactly the fibroids were located however there are 2 larger ones and a few smaller ones. If a t.b.a. is not feasible then what other form of treatment is there other than a hysterectomy?

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