Frequently Asked Questions about NovaSure

Will I need to go the hospital for the procedure?
No, the NovaSure procedure takes place in the comfort of Dr. Leibman’s office. Most women are able to return to their normal activities within 1 or 2 days.

Will I still have a period after the endometrial ablation procedure?
Most women see a great decrease in the level of their menstrual bleeding.  In fact, 91 percent of women reported normal bleeding or less. Some reported no bleeding at all.

Will my PMS symptoms be reduced?

Many women report a significant reduction in painful periods and PMS symptoms such as irritability. They also report increased energy, feeling less anxious and improved confidence.

Should I have the NovaSure procedure if I want to have a baby?
No, NovaSure is only recommended for women who are finished with having children.

Can I still become pregnant after the NovaSure procedure?
Yes, there is a small chance of becoming pregnant after the procedure, but women who have had the procedure should not intentionally try to get pregnant as it could be dangerous to both the mother and the baby.

Is NovaSure a type of birth control?

NovaSure should not be used as birth control. Another form should be used if you are sexually active.

Will I feel any pain after the procedure?
Most women report feeling no pain, but you may feel some cramping and pain. This is normal. In most cases, it only lasts a few hours. You may also have watery and/or bloody discharge after the procedure which could last a few hours or up to a couple of months.

What are some of the risks associated with the NovaSure procedure?

Dr. Leibman will go over all the risks with you, but some include a possible hole in the uterus, bleeding, infection or injury to organs within the stomach and around the uterus. All these risks are very rare.