NovaSure® Endometrial Ablation Frequently Asked Questions

Still wondering if the NovaSure® procedure is right for you? Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) from women just like you.

Q: Can I still become pregnant after the NovaSure procedure?

A: Yes, however, a pregnancy after an ablation is very dangerous for both the mother and the fetus, since the uterine lining would not be able to properly support fetal development. It’s very important to talk to your doctor about what birth control you will use after the NovaSure procedure.

Q: What can I expect after the NovaSure procedure?

A: Following the NovaSure procedure, some women may experience some cramping, mild pain, nausea, and/or vomiting. Most women feel back to themselves and can resume normal activities within a day or so. Be sure to follow any instructions from your doctor, no matter how good you’re feeling. A watery and/or bloody discharge following the NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure is normal. It could start anywhere from immediately after the procedure to several weeks afterward. The discharge may last only briefly, or for up to a couple of months. It could even come and go, increasing after certain activities. This is quite normal and can be expected with any endometrial ablation procedure.

Q: When will I know what my periods will be like after the NovaSure procedure?

A: Every woman is different. Plan to give your body about 3 months to fully heal on the inside and resume its normal cycle.

Q: Are women with heavy periods satisfied with the NovaSure procedure?

A: Yes! In a clinical study, 12 months after the NovaSure procedure, 95% of patients were satisfied with the results* and 97% said they would recommend NovaSure to a friend*. Doctors prefer NovaSure too! Nearly 7 out of every 10 endometrial ablation procedures performed are NovaSure.


  • * Cooper K, Jack S, Parkin D, Grant A. Five-year follow up of women randomized to medical management or transcervical resection of the endometrium for heavy menstrual loss; Clinical and quality of life outcomes. Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 2001;108:1222-1228.