The doctor will talk to you about which may be best for your procedure.
Description of the Procedure
There are many different ways for the doctor to do this procedure. A simple ablation procedure is short. It can sometimes be done in an office or care center. Other procedures take longer and need to be done in a hospital. An ultrasound may be done at the same time to help guide the probe.
A small probe will be inserted through the vagina. It will be passed into the uterus through the cervix. The tip of the probe will deliver on of the following:
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