It may take a few months to see the final results, but endometrial ablation usually succeeds in reducing the amount of blood lost during menstruation. Most women will have lighter periods, and some will stop having periods entirely.

Continue to use contraception, though, because endometrial ablation isn't a sterilization procedure. Pregnancy may still be possible, but it will likely be hazardous and end in miscarriage.

Oct. 11, 2012