I have suffered from severe dysmenorrhea and endometriosis for many years, now I am having very erratic periods. In charting my cycles, I am finding that sometimes I go as long as 60 days between and now as short as 18 days between and the bleeding is extremely heavy, with each cycle lasting between 9 and 15 days. I have always had a lot of clotting, but the bleeding is now so heavy, I often change every 30 minutes and working has become difficult. I have been considering endometrial ablation and would like to know if this is recommended and how to find the best surgeon to do the job. I would also like to know if I should be concerned about any cancers that could related to this type of bleeding.View Thread
I should add that I can no longer take birth control pills to control my cycles as I had a bout w/ blood clots in my leg 4 years ago and there is a family history of early stroke. (I lost a brother at age 49 and our mother suffered multiple strokes before passing away).View Thread
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