To start, I am 26 years old, have no desire for kids and I have not had any kids. I would like a non-hormonal option to getting rid of my period. Without going into too much detail, I basically ask God to strike me dead every month due to the bleeding and pain. I have tried birth control methods and had a slew of negative side effects and I will not go through that again.
So, I researched and found NovaSure, HerOption and ThermaChoice - all endometrial ablation techniques. I think I will find them to, at the very least, lessen the misery - and at the most, stop it altogether. I am going to meet with a gynecologist to learn more or even find out about another non-hormonal option if she can think of one. I am just worried she will play the age and previous pregnancy status card due to the permanent sterilization attached the procedure (which is recommended since becoming pregnant after this is dangerous). I figure if I'm old enough to have sex and abort babies I don't want, I'm old enough to have sex and simple not conceive babies I don't want. So - ladies: has anyone ever had an endometrial ablation procedure (or another non-hormonal menstrual bleeding/side effects procedure) done without having any kids? If so, what was it? How old were you? What was your outcome (no period, light period, side effects)?
I am not really looking for a hysterectomy, as that has a slew of common *negative* side effects that I would rather not experience. However, if you had that instead and loved it, please comment!View Thread