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Endometrial ablation

Endometrial ablation is a procedure used to destroy the inner lining of the uterus (endometrium). There are different ways to do endometrial ablation, such as with a laser, electricity, or heat.

Endometrial ablation may be done to reduce heavy, prolonged menstrual bleeding or other abnormal uterine bleeding. The lining of the uterus heals by scarring. Scarring usually reduces or prevents bleeding.

 
 

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