NovaSure Procedure

NovaSure is the out patient procedure I had done on Friday. My husband took me to the office, I was taken back to a room and told to take 1 Vicodin (oh I was feeling good!). An IV was started and I was given something that basically put me asleep for about 10 minutes. I needed no breathing tubes, nothing. They did put an oxygen mask on me (I think). I woke up, got dressed, and was on my way home. Very easy procedure.

NovaSure

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Why Did I Have the NovaSure Procedure?

Now why did I have? Well, without getting into all the gross, nitty gritty details, after having my two beautiful children, not only did my body size change (thanks kids lol), but so did my periods. After discussing things at length with my doctor, as well as, try out birth control pills to help solve the problem, we decided to do the NovaSure procedure. It was either do that or have a partial hysterectomy. Being that I am only 27 years old, I didn’t want to have that kind of surgery just yet.

Before having NovaSure, you have to be 100% sure that you are done having children. Pregnancy after NovaSure would be near impossible and possibly dangerous, to carry a child to term. The chances of getting pregnant after having this procedure are slim, but there’s still a chance nonetheless.

NovaSure Recovery

I will definitely let you know how things go in the next few months after having this done. I have to say, last night I was in probably the worst pain I have ever been in. At some points, Vicodin was not even touching the pain. But I am happy to report that today, the pain has subsided quite a bit. Not 100%, but it’s tolerable.

So definitely check out the site if you are having issues and you think that this procedure might help you. Over the next few months, I will be sure to update you on any problems after NovaSure and any NovaSure procedure side effects I experienced. One piece of advice, pick up a few things to keep yourself occupied. I enjoyed coloring in my adult coloring booknovasure. Trust me!

Comments

  1. Charming Lamb says:

    I thought for sure I wouldn’t have any more periods after I had ablation.. I’ll be damned I still do!

    Boo. 🙁

  2. Oooh I’m hoping I don’t. But if I do, I just hope they are better.

  3. armyfamilyok says:

    I wish that would have worked for me. I had fibroids and cysts, so I had a hysterectomy just over a year ago. The doc was going to leave one ovary, but in the middle of surgery, he had to go ask hubby permission to remove the one he was going to save. I would have been back in there having the rest of it removed. I haven’t regretted it one single bit and it’s so nice to be pain free. I’m a bit older than you though. In fact, I didn’t have my daughter until I was 30!!

    Good luck on your recovery. It sounds like you’re doing fine!!

  4. I hope you heal quickly and all is good. Sad that you are so young to go through this. Glad you have pain meds! 🙂

  5. Sorry to hear about last night’s pain. I”m such a scardy cat about pain. I’m not so sure I would have handled it as well as you did.

  6. Home Daycare Mom says:

    I am so glad I came across your blog. I recently started a blog my self. And I am scheduled for the NovaSure procedure the Wed before Turkey Day! I figured that would be a good time to rest. I will be reading your posts to see how all goes. I am severly anemic so we hope by “stopping” the periods we will improve the anemia. If not I will have to have IV Iron. I look forward to reading more from you. Thanks!!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    I just had the novasure procedure done today under general anesthesia (outpatient). I feel great! My doctor ordered tests for a uterine biopsy last week, blood work and ultrasound. Today she started with a hysteroscopy, d&c to remove 5 small polyps, novasure, complete saline rinse followed by a 2nd hysteroscope to peek and see how it all went. I am very comfortable today and able to be up and around baking and enjoying my family. Do not laugh too hard! It hurts! discharge is extremely minimal. I will post again and let everyone know how things continue in my recovery. I had the procedure done for spotting, irregular periods that are often long and difficult (although not unbearable). To anyone considering this procedure: do not be afraid of all the horror stories you read online. Those people seemed to have a host of issues and likely should have had a hysterectomy. Most who have success do not spend time leaving comments about it, although most are successful. Good luck to all!

  8. Anonymous says:

    i am glad i came across your blog. i am scheduled to have this done at the same time i am having a uterine polyp removed. i am nervous! i am hoping it works for me, in that i no longer have periods. please update on how you are doing! thank you for your blog!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I had the novasure procedure done 3 months ago i bled heavy for 4 weeks straight nonstop and the pain was worser than before. I told my doctor and she tried to put me on birth control and pain meds.Since the procedure I have had periods twice in 1 month and the pain I have is so bad my husband had to rush me to the emergency room.I wish I could say my experience was a good one but to tell the truth I would rather have the period and less pain that I had to deal with before.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I have had regular(every 28 days), heavy cycles all of my life. The dr. said I had no fibroids, polyps, or cysts. So I chose to have the Novasure done on June 15, 2009. My period came two weeks later, which was on time. It was heavier and more painful than before. I had a week of heavy bleeding and two weeks of light bleeding. After all of that, I am on my second period post Novasure. It is the same as the first cycle, very heavy. I am sadden to say that this procedure did not work for me, actually it made it worst than ever before. I have been back to the Dr. since and he performed an ultrasound, but did not see any issues. Have anyone else experience this? Are there any other alternative to reduce heavy periods?

  11. Anonymous says:

    I'm having the Novasure procedure done in four days. I'm hoping that my results will be like the majority of women's blogs I have read….little to no pain, quick recovery, and lighter periods (I'm really hoping for them to stop altogether)! I have only come across two women's blogs that reported negative results. It sounds like overall this procedure is successful. I'm hoping it will resolve my severe anemia issues….I have had one blood transfusion already and would like to avoid that again! My periods have been very heavy (with massive blood clots)ever since having my second child 5 years ago. I have to use a Super tampon plus a Super pad and will change them about every 1/2 hour to 45 mins. on my heaviest days! I can't leave the house without "flooding." I'll be 40 this summer and can't imagine the thought of going through this another 10 years or so before I hit menopause! Praying this works!

  12. Wonderful is all I have to say.

    My periods controlled my life for ten years. I'm a 42 years old mother of two. My bleeding was so bad I had to sit on a towel on my furniture as to not ruin it. I scheduled meetings and trips around my period. Often I was confined to my house. Humiliated more than once. I had countless d&c procedures which helped very little. My doctor said the only sure fix was a hystrometicy. I was not excited about removing an organ to stop the bleeding. I changed doctors. My new gal suggested nova sure. That's been almost a year ago. Honestly, I had very little pain. I had the procedure on a Friday and went shopping on Saturday. My periods now consist of one day of very light spotting. Nothing more than a panty liner.

    I should have had this done years ago…

    Happy in ohio

  13. All Adither says:

    I'm getting it on May 6th in Seattle. Nervous but hopeful!

  14. Just went to a new OB/GYN today after being rushed to the ER a few days ago for heavy, irregular bleeding. When he learned that I have been dealing with extremely heavy, irregular periods since I was 12 (I'm 34 now), he recommended NovaSure to me. Since I am done having kids (had tubal ligation almost 3 years ago during my c-section), he thinks that I am a good candidate for the procedure. I'm currently waiting for the doctor's office to call me back with a scheduled date.

    I'm really hoping this works for me. I've been in misery for over 20 years, and I'm tired of being told by the other doctor "Suck it up and deal with it." NO ONE should have to deal with having their life constantly interrupted by their own body.

  15. I had a D&C and Nova Sure procedure done two days ago. It was outpatient which was great b/c I don’t remember a thing. I had some bad cramping after but that only lasted one day. Two days later, and I feel just fine. Stomach seems a little bloated but thinking that should go away with more time.

  16. Charleybean says:

    I am scheduled to go in for the procedure Dec. 1st. I am nervous but after reading the success stories i feel more confident that this will work for me. I am just concerned about weight gain after wards from the birth control pills. My Dr. insist I take them but I don’t need too because my husband had a vasectomy and had a tumor removed from prostate cancer. I guess he is more cautious than I am. He kept saying just in case. I guess it’s just really dangerous if one gets prego after the procedure. I’m thinking life or death. He was pretty adamant. I hate birth control pills! 🙁 Oh well, wish me luck!

  17. Viola Lopez says:

    Hi Ladies, just wondering how some of you are feeling after having this procedure done and a few years have gone by??? I have read too many negative stories of leading to a hysterectomy within 5 years of having this procedure done. I’m scheduled to go have the Novasure procedure on Friday. I have until tomorrow to decide. Feeling very nervous and unsure….any input will help. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Well, after a few years of having heavy periods, I told my doctor that something has to be done. I tried the birth control pills but that didn’t work. My doctor did a saline sonogram and found a fibroid. So he recommended to remove the fibroid and do the Nova Sure as well. I have a girlfriend who has had it done and is very happy. What possessed me to read the complications and horror stories, I don’t know. I hope this procedure works for me! Don’t like having my period for 2 weeks. I’m scheduled to have mine done on Tuesday, Dec 20th. Praying for a great recovery and no more periods or pain.

  19. Jennifer says:

    Hello,
    I know that this is an old post, but I just had the novasure done today and reading all this stuff online is scaring the bejesus out of me.
    So I’m writing to see how you are doing now? Are you still happy with the choice? Have you gained weight?
    Thanks so much!

  20. Hello All,

    I just read this two weeks after the procedure and wish I had of spent the extra money to have the hysterectomy! My follow-up appointment is tomorrow and I have been spotting for two weeks and today I am leaving work because of the pain and now bleeding. I felt the symptoms of my cycle coming but didn’t anticipate it coming until feeling the discharge!

    I hope this is just the first of the last however I am only 39 so I’m loosing hope!

    Good Luck to all!

  21. Hi. Its sad there is allot of horror stories about this procedure. But people need suport sometimes. It helps to know there not alone.

    I talked to my doctor today and we decided to go with this rought. Im 39. Been dealing with heavy bleading every 3 weeks since i began my period. It was so bad that i had to have perscription pain pills as a kid to just function to go to school. Being a young woman was no reason to mis school. Wich is good because i would of missed most of my schooling if it was ok to not go. But my life has been on hold allot from my periods. When your so bloated that if feals like you gained 10 peounds and look it. Plus the pain being so bad. that a slight touch made is much more severe. That is a normal period for me. It sucks. I wake up crying some times its so bad and i gave natural birth to my daughter. The doctors are scared of my pain tolerence. So this is not good that is makes me cry. My time of the month changed a little over a year ago then after the 8 months on birth control with no change. then i stoped taking it and my period went back to normal in 2 to 3 months. Now im back to abnormal periods with even more pain. I would swear if i could have more kids i was having a misscariage. so with this here i am waiting for the apointment for this procedure. A little scared is normal but excited at the posibily that i will do better soon.

    Looking online i notice most coments are very old. I was wondering how it went for you. And if you know of any new forums or sites with more curent info. Im a reaserch person. Put anything new infront of me and research to hell anf back. Love to be informed of whats in my life or what some one I love is going through. I believe it is good to be informed to understand others at times. So many people are misinformed or just scared. I like to know.

    I hope everything is going good for you. take care

    • @Shilow
      I was just wondering if you have had the NovaSure procedure done yet. I am scheduled to go in for my ultrasound / biopsy on Friday 12/13 and I noticed the same thing. I am trying to do my research and a lot of the reviews out there are really scary; but at the same time so of them range all the way back to 2006 so I’m wondering if there have been any advances in this procedure. Any advice / information is appreciated; If you had this procedure done; I hope everything went smoothly for you.

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