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December 30th, 2010
I had the Novasure procedure done 2 years ago. I have recently had to have a D&C as a result of the Novasure failing. The Dr. told me if this happens again I would have to have a hysterectomy. A few days ago I started having some of the same symptoms that I had had earlier. I am pretty sure that a hysterectomy will be next on my list of things to have done.
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replied January 6th, 2011
I had Nova Sure done November 2008. In February 2010 I started having moderate pain on the left side of my abdoman. Ended up in the hospital in July 2010, again in September 2010 - each time pain getting progressivly worse. Had a laproscopic procedure done the day before Thanksgiving (after going through more pain earlier in November 2010).

Here's what the doctor found - had a Tubal Ligation (Nova Sure was done at the same time) November 2008. Every other month Endometrium is backing up into my fallopian tube on the left side, as a result it has created a mass, that mass has attached itself to my bowel. I undergo surgery on Friday, January 14, 2011 to have a hystorectomy and remove the endometriosis from my bowel/intestine.

These past few months I have been living in pain - daily. Shear pain, with New Year's drugged up on Tylenol 3's with codeine, which only dulls the pain a little bit. I know when my body is ready for a bowel movement, as I have sharp piercing pain in my abdonmen a few hours before I have the bm.

I'm posting this for other women out there, that are experincing problems and doctors don't know how to proceed or what to look for.

Hoping the surgery goes well. Wish I could sue, since I believe the proceedure was done incorrectly but I don't have the resources to do so.

Best wishes to you.
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replied January 7th, 2013
Nova Sure Extreme Pain in Left Abdomen
I had Nova Sure done in 2009 and in early 2012, I started having severe pain in my lower left abdomen - every other month. I let it go for a couple of months, and then the pain got so severe I went to urgent care thinking I had a bladder infection, although I had no pain urinating, just felt like I had to go very often. The test came back that I had no infection. So, I went on for couple more months. Then I went to see my OB and had my pap smear, etc. done and a ultra sound - he found nothing wrong. 2 months later severe pain came back again so I went to my GP doctor. She ran tests again, no bladder infection - as I was sure that's what it was. Test came back negative. So, here I am a year later - in extreme pain in my lower left side. I'm scheduled for another ultra sound tomorrow. So, glad I found this post. I feel like something is growing inside me - affecting my bladder and my lower intestines. Bowel movement's can be extremely painful for me at times - especially when I have this pain. I'm ready to get this resolved as I can't live this way any longer.
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replied January 19th, 2011
Nova Sure
I had the Nova Sure procedure done back in December of 2010. At first, my discharge was normal, mucus with a hint of brown blood, but after the first week, I started bleeding and haven't stopped!! It's been 4 weeks now and Doc says I will need to move forward with the hysterectomy. My bleeding is very heavy and I have cramping on a daily basis, something I never suffered from regularly before. I am extremely disappointed with the procedure. I'v heard it works for some women, but based on my research, the success numbers they emphasize, can not be accurate!
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replied January 20th, 2011
I had the Novasure procedure done in September of 2009. My periods are next to nothing, but its the pain and bloating that are wreaking havoc on my body. I had several ultrasounds done and there is nothing there... HELP! If anyone can point me to a dr who will listen in KY, please let me know.
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replied January 16th, 2012
Novasure for heavy periods
I Have had Novasure treatment today because of the heavy periods. I also had pain and bloating and have been researching natural medicine. I now realize my mineral levels are low I am taking Iodine (sea Kelp) also Magnesium I took Epsom salts to start mild detox then rub magnesium oil in skin every day. I have been reading Walter Last articles Stopped eating bread I take herbs spiritullina and chorrella after reading benefits now no bloating pain swelling try researching diet as well. these are natural and all things our parents used. Bicarbonate soda also worth reading about
Pain that bad no harm in trying natural products. Since chaanging my diet my bleeding slowed down and clots got better but still decided to go ahead due to heavy periods making my life a misery I believe medical procedures work better with close back up of natural methods. You need as much knowledge as possible to keep yourself as well as you deserve to be.
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replied April 14th, 2012
Novasure - gas pressure and pain
I had Novasure procedure done two weeks ago...having discharge which GYN said was normal. Not alot of cramping right after procedure. I have had some bloating pain now which I believe is gas related. I agree with the herbal remedies....drinking ginger, honey and lemon in warm water...has helped relieve gas pressure and pain...will check out other items listed...thanks!
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replied February 9th, 2011
Nova Enlightenment
After reading these horrible stories I've decided not to have the procedure done!!! Thanks to all the ladies for sharing their stories; reason being I was suppose to have a biospy tomorrow. I'm so sorry to hear the after effects most have experinced. My doctors only give the pros and touch lightly on the cons, but I'm so grateful my husband advised me to reached before having the procedure done. Thanks to all of you brave ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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replied January 16th, 2012
I felt the same as you and dedided before my procedure to try and get myself well naturally Read Walter Last google him he has fantastic articles on health and periods Did his fasting used natural remedies ate days of flaxseed and natural organic yogurt period before my novasure period was normal my research on natural healing worked but i had have been told by gyne that my lining is thick so decided to have this removed and will follow natural healing and health and also follow natural health for perimenopausal health and the menopause because i belive that we are all different, with hormonal problems which have to be kept in check. Raw natural foods help the change has do checking your mineral levels. I dont believe doctors have enough knowledge on food. Please google Walter Last (natural healing)
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replied December 21st, 2013
thanks I'm going to look up Walter Last.
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replied February 17th, 2011
I just talked to my doctor today about having this procedure done for my heavy periods. He did not mentioned any of these side effects. I was seriously considering doing it but after reading all these testimonials I am not so sure...I wonder if it would be better to have a hysterectomy instead since that is what most of you had to do in the end. Any suggestions?
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replied September 28th, 2011
i had the procedure done 3 months ago, being a nurse for
16 years i spoke to many co-workers who had had the procedure done, they gave only glowing reports, as did the OB/GYN who performed the procedure. Obviously i didn't do as much homework/research on the procedure as i should have because now i find other co-workers with the "other side of the story". and unfortunately, my story fits into that category as well. It's a 50/50 chance or worse. I bleed for at least 5 weeks after the procedure, had at least moderate pain, meaning i was taking a narcotic and prescription strength ibuprofen every 4-6 hours at least 4 times a day. for at least 45 days. And when i would call my OB/GYN to report my cramping and bleeding, i was basically blown off, they didn't want to hear from me unless i was "running a temp." The first "period" was alot lighter flow, but the cramping was not something i usually experienced prior to the procedure. I usually had some back pain, but 200 to 400 mg of ibuprofen two times a day would take care of it. Now i'm doubling over in pain, taking percocet and ibuprofen and can't work. I would NEVER RECOMMEND THIS PROCEDURE TO MY WORST ENEMY.
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replied February 19th, 2011
I have been suffering through the same pain for 6 months. Have been to the ER twice since September 2010. The first time going they did ultrasounds and found nothing. Went last night after having vomiting and feeling like I was going to pass out from the pain. My husband said I had even lost color because I had become so sick. At the ER last night, they did a cat scan and found nothing wrong. So today I sit here in pain and decided to research my theory that something is wrong with having the ablasion done and having my tubes tied.

Now after reading all these posts I think I have found answers and will be calling my doctors on Monday. Something has to be done because I cannot continue to live in this pain anymore. I just cannot!! Here I thought I was doing something good for myself because I was anemic due to my periods so thought this would help me. But now it has created other problems for me.

Thanks everyone for posting your stories!
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replied March 4th, 2011
Novasure Ablation
I am 44 yrs old, I went to the ob doc just for a check up an found that I had a fibroid, 2 yrs ago, March of '09. Now after the 2 yrs, I have a new ob doctor that has told me that the Novasure ablation will not get rid of fibroids. I feel very mislead. At the time I had no idea that I would have any problems and I had faith in the doctor at the time. I learned that it was all a mistake and I'm suffering for it. I have so much pain for 3 months now because of the ablation. I have been to the ER twice and all they did was x-rays and found nothing they sent me home. I went to my family doctor thinking it was something else and he ordered blood tests along with a cat scan. The blood test showed that my white blood cell count was real high and the cat scan showed that there was something going on with my endometrial stripe thickening. So after another few weeks of being in this pain, I went to see a surgeon that also told me that the ablation that I had will not get rid of fibroids. So he put me in the hospital where I had an infectious control doctor, 2 ob doctors along with the surgeon and my family doctor. They all put their heads together and came up with me having alot of scar tissue that has fused my cervix completely shut, and I have a real bad infection on the other side of my lining of the ablation that has no ways of getting out and its all collected in there and making me so very sick. The doctors think that I need a hysterectomy. I agree. I have to see my new ob doctor next week beings Im now on 2 strong antibiotics, to discuss what to do next, which I am hoping that he doesnt go back on his word of giving me the surgery. I would NOT recommend this ablation to anyone. I am just so sick, I probably shouldnt have gotten released from the hospital Wednesday.
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replied March 16th, 2011
severe pain after novasure
Thank you all for your stories, which resemble mine. I had the procedure done in September 2010 and I experience severe pain. I will see my dr. in a couple of weeks, and I will demand something is done, because I do notwant to live with this unbearable pain for the rest of my life. Now I know what causes it and what can be done (a partial hysterectomy)
Thanks,
Eva Schriemer
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replied March 22nd, 2011
I had the procedure done in June 2010 & 3 months later I started with painful cramps & severe lower back pain. My Primary Dr. said that it was the sciatic nerve.
5 months after the NovaSure Procedure and no periods at all the pain became horrible I went back w/the OB Gyne who performed the procedure, after an office ultrasound he found the problem it was blood trapped in the uterus, he did a biopsy w/no anesthesia and the blood came out, I was taking pain relievers and antibiotics.
Now, 9 months after the procedure I'm having a brownish discharge and painful cramps and lower abdomen pain while passing the brownish fluid. I will see my Ob gyne next week again.
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replied March 22nd, 2011
I had the procedure done in June 2010 & 3 months later I started with painful cramps & severe lower back pain. My Primary Dr. said that it was the sciatic nerve.
5 months after the NovaSure Procedure and no periods at all the pain became horrible I went back w/the OB Gyne who performed the procedure, after an office ultrasound he found the problem it was blood trapped in the uterus, he did a biopsy w/no anesthesia and the blood came out, I was taking pain relievers and antibiotics.
Now, 9 months after the procedure I'm having a brownish discharge and painful cramps and lower abdomen pain while passing the brownish fluid. I will see my Ob gyne next week again.
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replied April 2nd, 2011
novasure
I am 27 years old.I had the novasure done when I was 25.I have had major abdominal problems since then.I went a year without a period but now Im having one every week to every two weeks.I have had MRIs,CT scans,a colonoscopy, xrays of my lower intestines and the doctors say they dont know what causing it.I can't lose weight,I get painfull gas cramps after everything I eat.All the main pain has been on the left side of my lower abdomin.I wish I had never done the stupid procedure,but the doctor didn't want to do a hysterectomy because of my age.I wish he had just taken out the dumb thing.
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replied April 13th, 2011
about new surgery done
I had novasure done 7 months ago. Because I had severe pain all over my abdomen, but especially my lower abdamon, my gyn. suggested just above cervix the scartissue would be glued together. Last week they tried to open this again, but did not succeed. It looks like there is a big mess of scar tissue. In the upper part of the uterus might be some active tissue, this blood cannot go anywhere. Probably the only way to get rid of these complaints will be to get my whole uterus out.
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replied April 13th, 2011
about new surgery done
I had novasure done 7 months ago. Because I had severe pain all over my abdomen, but especially my lower abdamon, my gyn. suggested just above cervix the scartissue would be glued together. Last week they tried to open this again, but did not succeed. It looks like there is a big mess of scar tissue. In the upper part of the uterus might be some active tissue, this blood cannot go anywhere. Probably the only way to get rid of these complaints will be to get my whole uterus out.
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replied April 21st, 2011
Novasure
I had the procedure done in 2007 and have been on Loratab every since. My periods are so painful that I have to go to the emergency room if I do not have Loratabs to take. So my gyno just prescribes them to me monthly as a hyst is not an option for me.
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replied May 18th, 2011
I had the Novasure proceedure done in the April of 2010 even though I wanted and got refused a hysterectomy, they said it was better and that only 7 out of 10 women it's been successful. after 1 year on I'm always in pain, constantly take tablets for the pain, cramps and the over-active bladder I know have. I have complained about whats wrong with me and ended up with now 3 doctors and a physiotherapist. I've been laughed at by one doctor who thought it was funny that I wanted to know what happened to make me like I am. I think from what I've read on here by you ladies that it's not a joke and we are not hypocondriacts we are in bloody agony constantly. Our lives are now controlled by pain, discomfort and the humilliation that because we're bloated we're pregnant. At this moment in time I've had enough, am sick of the excuses that these doctors hide behind one another to protect another doctor, don't they realise this bloody surgery doesn't suit everyone. I would like to thank my surgeon for ruining my life, for making me depressed, for helping me lose my job and also on the verge on being homeless. I praise all of you women who've had this proceedure done it's just a shame our doctors don't realise what they've done and the profound effect it's had on our once perfect painfree lives
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replied June 4th, 2011
Extreme lower back and abdominal pain after Novasure Procedure
I have this pain too. I had the novasure procedure done in June of 2010. Everything was great the first 6 months or so. I now experience horrific pain in both my abdomine and what feels like my siatic portion of my right lower back and have been unable to function for the past three weeks. What can we do about this?
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replied May 26th, 2011
Is it normal to feel uncomfortable whilst bending down?
Up to now everything has gone to plan. From having very heavy and very painful periods since the age of 11 (I'm now 39) and now I have completed my family I was delighted to be offered this relative new procedure in the UK. Although I do admit the procedure was painful it didn;t last long (mine was 80 sec) and with all the pain relief put into prior to it I was suprised it was still painful.
2 weeks on, I've stopped all spotting and my period as now come and gone with nothing, I've stopped my pain killers now too, so I'm delighted to finally put a stop to my period whilst keeping my hormones!! I'm still having trouble bending but I'm back doing exercise classes.etc I really think it is down to the individual. I have had pain every month all my life till now so I'm really happy I could now be painfree for the rest of my days.
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replied May 31st, 2011
Don't Do It!
I had the Novasure done in either Sept or Oct of 2010 I don't remember which month exactly but it was towards the end of the year. I had the typical browish/pinkish discharge most others describe with a bit of odor for a few days similar to parmesan cheese. It was gross, but that passed. About 2 weeks after the ablation I ended up with the worst pain I have ever experienced, and I mean the worst! I would have gone to the ER but our insurance is horrible and it would have cost an arm and a leg, thankfully I had some pain meds left over from the procedure and took those to take the edge off. I was in tears, couldn't walk, sit, lay or anything. Finally got in to see my Dr two days later as she was in surgery all the next day and she said it may be that since the ablation was done in between my cycles my body wasn't healed enough to tolerate a period. So, off I went with another Rx for Valium and told to rest for a couple days. She did note that my cervix was swollen and very red. I went 6 months, had very light periods and no problems. If I did have cramping it was very mild and nothing a Midol would not fix. Then I hit the 6 month mark, came time for my period and I was doubled over in pain, in tears, thought I was going to have to go to the ER despite the cost. Thankfully I had some meds left over from the last time and took those, called the Dr again and got in the 2 days later to see her. She says she has never seen anything like this. The pain radiates from my left side and is so unbearable that no amount of pain medication can get rid of it. Just over this last Memorial day weekend it happened again, it took 3 Motrin 800, 2 Tramadol, 3 Percocet and 3 Valium to make it tolerable. Every time I moved it hurt. Never in a million years did I think I could have worse periods than I had before having Novasure, but I was wrong. I am now so bloated I look about 4 months pregnant and am still in pain. I took another Motrin 800 and it has done nothing. I may have to take a tramadol later just to make it go away. I feel like I can't even function between the bloat, pain and discomfort, never mind the haze I am now in from all the medication I have had to take over the last couple of days. I wish I would have just spent the money on the hysterectomy instead. We have one of those high deductible insurance plans through my husbands work so it's not like we are paying a $50 co pay or anything. He is pissed and so am I!! After reading all of these stories that are the exact same as mine I have to wonder why doctors are still recommending this procedure. I have come to the conclusion that this is just another way for them to make money, and not worry about the patient in the end. I will tell everyone who considers this not to do it.
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replied July 7th, 2011
nova sure
I had the nova sure on June 7,2011 was not bleeding that month just a little discharge. Now in July I am bleeding like I did before the nova sure. I am very unhappy for I can not do what I want when I am having my period again after the nova sure. It has been real bad at times with pain in my lower ab. I was told this is normal I don't think it is. I should not be having a period like this after the nova sure I had a d&c before the nova sure and that did not help and the nova sure did not help either. I am 39 and tired of this and not being able to do anything all day or go out I lay in bed all day because it is so bad
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replied September 2nd, 2011
I am also unhappy with the NovuSure surgery I haven't had a period in 4 yrs for after the first yr I was diagnois with PCOS I have been in excruiating pain every month I have passed out on numerous occasions from the pain my abdomen swells so bad that u would swear I'm in my 2nd trimester of pregnancy and every doctor I go to says there is nothing they can do about it prescribe me pain medicine and send me home
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