Who Is a Candidate for NovaSure?

NovaSure is a specially designed procedure that quickly and effectively treats symptoms of endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and generally heavy menstrual periods (menorrhagia). Many women with these conditions suffer from excessive, painful bleeding during their cycle that can make everyday activities impossible to complete. Those looking to treat these symptoms once and for all can often find relief with NovaSure.

When Women’s Health Partners May Recommend NovaSure

Most patients who have spoken with Women’s Health Partners about their heavy bleeding will first try to control their symptoms using minor lifestyle changes and prescribed medications. If these methods are not able to offer satisfactory relief, then it may be time to consider other options such as NovaSure.

NovaSure endometrial ablation is ideal for women who possess several of the following characteristics:

  • Suffer from a benign uterine condition
  • Are premenopausal
  • Do not have a serious disease or disorder of the uterus and/or endometrium
  • Have not had success with prior treatments
  • Wish to avoid a hysterectomy
  • Are not interested in having any more children

Pregnancy Is Still Possible, but Is Not Advised

Because the NovaSure procedure involves removing some of a woman’s endometrial lining within the uterus, future pregnancies can be difficult for both mother and child. Women may still become pregnant after being treated with NovaSure, but their risks for complications during pregnancy are much higher due to significant thinning of the endometrium.

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Expectations for The NovaSure Procedure

The entire procedure only lasts for about 5 minutes, and most patients report feeling little to no discomfort during or immediately after their treatment. It is typical for a few changes in the patient’s vaginal discharge to occur in the first month or two after NovaSure endometrial ablation. These changes include experiencing a more watery discharge, or light spotting. Cramping, frequent urination, and nausea are also common within the first 24-48 hours.

Results from NovaSure will take up to three months to fully materialize, as the body will require some time to heal from the endometrial ablation. Once the healing process is over and the environment of the uterus has stabilized, women should notice a significantly lighter and shorter period. Satisfaction rates from the NovaSure procedure are extremely high, with 98% of patients reporting that their bleeding had been reduced in the 12 months following their treatment!

If you believe that you may be a candidate for the NovaSure procedure, and would like to speak with a specialist about how to end your painful menstrual symptoms, please contact Women’s Health Partners today to schedule an appointment!

As always, if you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our Boca Raton, FL office at (561) 368-3775 or our Boynton Beach, FL office at (561) 734-5710.

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Your Safety and Well-being is our Priority

On behalf of all of us at Women’s Health Partners, in these difficult times, we want to thank you for your support and confidence in our practice.

We want you to personally know that our patients’ health and well-being has and always will be our number one priority. This reminder bears repeating in the face of any challenges and especially now, given concerns posed by the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure your safety and well-being and that of our staff. To that end, we want to share some of the steps we are taking:

Furthermore, our staff will be asking several screening questions regarding your health. We ask that you do not enter our office if you, or someone in your family, or someone you recently were in contact with, has exhibited flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, severe muscle aches, shaking chills, or recent loss of taste or smell, or recently diagnosed with COVID19.

In order to help us participate with our social distancing effort, we are asking patients to enter the office without any visitors, including children.

You will also have the option of waiting in your car instead of the waiting room after you have checked in. The front desk staff will call your cell phone when we are ready for you to come in for your visit.

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