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    Old 07-10-2005, 12:34 PM   #1
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    endometrial ablation

    Anyone heard of endometrial ablation procedure used for ds girls/women? My daughter is 8.5 and her doctor mentioned this because I'm worried about how she is going to react when she starts her menstrual cycle.

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    Old 07-10-2005, 01:28 PM   #2
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    Re: endometrial ablation

    I have a friend who's daughter had that done, she is DS. They didn't have it done until she was 12 years old, by then she had already had her period. When she had her period she did not do so good, pool hygene, could not handle the cramping at all, she had a problem using pads-it was just a mess, she always had spoty cloths during that time. They had that done and life is much better for her. I would recomend it.

    Old 12-31-2005, 12:58 PM   #3
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    Re: endometrial ablation

    Am I mistaken, or is it true that having an endometrial ablation makes it difficult,if not impossible for the uterus to carry a child? I'm 40 and have 3 children, so I'm not worried. However, I'd be concerned that someone younger who has not yet had children may not be aware of this if it is true.

    Old 02-05-2006, 07:53 AM   #4
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    Re: endometrial ablation

    Yes it is true that it is close to impossible to carry a pregnancy to term after an ablation. The ablation burns the inside of the uterus thus making a pregnancy difficult. I had an ablation at 45 for heavy bleeding, as an alternative to a hysterectomy. I have had no problems and am thrilled that I had it. My daughter is 24 with DS and I had not thought about an ablation for her. She is very self sufficient with personal hygiene so this has not been a problem for us, but an interesting thought if this is a problem.

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