NovaSure®: Lighten Your Period Without Hormones

Heavy, painful periods that seem to go on for a while can wreak havoc on your life. Not only must you deal with the uncomfortable cramps, but you also have to plan your day around tending to your personal needs. And you’re probably feeling exhausted and depleted. Your heavy periods can lead to missed work or school, chronic fatigue, weakened immunities, and anemia.

In the United States, 1 in 5 women suffer from heavy and painful periods. You should be concerned if you:  

If you experience one or more of the symptoms listed above, we advise you to schedule a checkup with us at Cross Roads Hormonal Health & Wellness. There’s no reason for you to continue living with the discomfort brought on by heavy menstrual bleeding. We work with you to get to the bottom of your heavy periods, and help you get your life back.

NovaSure® can end your heavy bleeding

There was a time when women simply needed to endure their heavy and painful periods. That time, thankfully, is no more. With the NovaSure® endometrial ablation procedure, there’s no need for hormone therapy to keep your periods manageable, and no need to experience the side effects that come with hormone-based treatments.

NovaSure® is a one-time, five-minute procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to treat the uterine lining (the endometrium), leading to reduced menstrual flows. The procedure is simple and no pretreatment is required. It can be performed at any point during your menstrual cycle and doesn't require any presurgery prep. Your procedure can be done right in our office.

NovaSure® is safe and effective

NovaSure® has successfully treated heavy menstrual bleeding in women since receiving FDA approval in 2001, with more than 3 million procedures performed to date.

The treatment is recommended for those women no longer concerned with getting pregnant but who haven’t yet entered into menopause. Birth control is necessary as you’re still able to conceive; but pregnancy after the NovaSure® procedure carries risks and is advised against.

For a woman entering the years just before menopause, anywhere from her mid-30s to early 50s, it isn’t uncommon for her to experience an increased flow during her period. Additionally, periods can become erratic and unpredictable around this time. With the NovaSure® procedure, you can stem the excessive flow — and even stop the bleeding altogether.

NovaSure® is a noninvasive, one-time procedure

For women who deal with heavy, lengthy, and uncomfortable periods every month, relief may seem out of reach. With the NovaSure® procedure, safe, effective relief is possible. NovaSure® has no severe side effects, as is typical with hormone-based treatments. You require only a one-time treatment that’s quick and relatively painless, and doesn’t require anesthesia.

With NovaSure®, your downtime after a procedure should be no more than a day. You may experience a bit of cramping, nausea, discharge, or bleeding, but these symptoms let up within a few days, at most.

After a NovaSure® treatment, 90% of women report experiencing light or no periods at all. NovaSure is noninvasive and, best of all, your uterus remains intact. There’s no need for a follow-up treatment with NovaSure.

Let us help you get your life back

Before we know if NovaSure® is the right procedure to end your heavy menstrual periods, we need to find the reason behind your increased flow, cramping, and clots. Dr. Cortez and the team at Cross Roads Hormonal Health & Wellness provide compassionate gynecological care.

If you feel you will benefit from this procedure, contact our office and let’s find a way to end your heavy and uncomfortable menstrual periods, so you can return to living life to the fullest.

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