Endometrial ablation risks may include:

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

Future fertility

After endometrial ablation, pregnancy is still possible in some women. However, these pregnancies may be higher risk to both mother and baby. The pregnancy may end in miscarriage because the lining of the uterus has been damaged. Women who want to become pregnant in the future should not have endometrial ablation. Some women choose a sterilization procedure at the time of endometrial ablation to prevent pregnancy.

Oct. 11, 2012