Do I have to rotate between all of the doctors during pregnancy? If so, why?
We promote relationships between physicians and their patients, so we do what we can to always set up appointments with your chosen doctor. However, sometimes you may need an emergency appointment when your physician isn’t available to meet with you. If you believe you have an emergency after office hours or on the weekend, we have an answering service that assists with immediately contacting the physician on-call. See the locations section of our website for the nearest office, office hours, and emergency phone numbers.
What is Ablation?
This procedure, also referred to as endometrial ablation, destroys the uterine lining or endometrium. This procedure is performed to treat or control prolonged or heavy uterine bleeding when:
- Bleeding has not responded to other treatments such as oral birth control.
- Childbearing is completed.
- You prefer not to have a hysterectomy.
- Other medical conditions prevent hysterectomy.
Endometrial ablation can be performed using the following methods:
- Laser beam (laser thermal ablation)
- Heat or thermal ablation
- Electricity using a resectoscope with a loop or rolling ball electrode
Once the procedure is completed, the uterine lining heals by forming scar tissue that reduces and prevents uterine bleeding. This procedure can be done on-site at a doctor’s office or in an outpatient facility and is completed in 45 minutes. A local, spinal, or general anesthesia can be used to alleviate discomfort, and patients can return home the same day. After the procedure you can expect some cramping, nausea, and vaginal discharge lasting anywhere from two days to two weeks.
Can I use hot tubs or saunas during my pregnancy?
It is best to avoid hot tubs and saunas during pregnancy, because high temperatures can pose some risk to your baby. There is some concern that elevated temperatures of 104 degrees (the temperature of a hot tub) can have adverse effects on a baby’s development, and we advise that bath water should be at a body temperature of 98.6 degrees or only slightly higher.
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