Complications of endometrial ablation are rare and can include:

  • Pain, bleeding or infection
  • Heat or cold damage to nearby organs
  • A puncture injury of the uterine wall from surgical instruments

Future fertility

Pregnancy can occur after endometrial ablation. However, these pregnancies might be higher risk to mother and baby. The pregnancy might end in miscarriage because the lining of the uterus has been damaged, or the pregnancy might occur in the fallopian tubes or cervix instead of the uterus (ectopic pregnancy).

Some types of sterilization procedures can be done at the time of endometrial ablation. If you are having endometrial ablation, long-lasting contraception or sterilization is recommended to prevent pregnancy.

Sept. 16, 2015