Helpful Answers A bout the cause and treatment of excessive uterine bleeding due to benign causes. WELCOME. [insert physician name] [insert name/address of practice, hospital affiliations, etc.]. CONDITION. What is excessive uterine bleeding? A heavy, prolonged period lasting 7 days or more
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What is excessive uterine bleeding?
What causes menorrhagia?
How can it be treated?
What are medical treatment options?
A variety of prescription medications are available
What is a hysterectomy?A surgical procedure in which a woman’s uterus is removed
What is endometrial ablation?A minimally invasive procedure that permanently eliminates all or most of the tissue lining of the uterus (the endometrium) that is responsible for menstrual bleeding
How do you decide which method to use?
A medical device that allows a physician to treat excessive uterine bleeding by performing endometrial ablation on an outpatient basis, using heated fluid within the uterine cavity under direct visual control
The HTA® System is a hysteroscopic thermal ablation device intended to ablate the endometrial lining of the uterus in pre-menopausal women with menorrhagia (excessive uterine bleeding) due to benign causes for whom childbearing is complete
System gradually raises the temperature of the physiologic saline circulating in the uterine cavity
*per protocol data, “Evaluation of Hydrothermablator…after 3 Years…”, Miton Goldrath, MD, Journal of the AAGL,Vol. 10, No.4, November 2003.
AnesthesiaThe Hydro ThermAblator® System is designed so that treatment can be administered without the necessity for either general or regional anesthesia
How do you know if the HTA® System is an appropriate treatment for a patient?
Does the patient feel anything during treatment?
What can be expected after the treatment?
Is pregnancy possible after treatment?
Are there any risks involved with the HTA® System?
Potential adverse effects include, but may not be limited to:
I hope that you feel more knowledgeable about menorrhagia
Women and physicians should consider the options
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