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D&C and Novasure ablation

11/19/2007

Question:

5 weeks ago I had the procedure of a D&C & Novasure Ablation. I have been having a discharge with brown spots and a strong odor. I am concerned about the odor. I know it is not yeast and have taken 2 rounds of antibiotics (ciprofloxacin).

Answer:

Endometrial ablation is a common procedure done to scar the lining of the uterus and reduce menstrual bleeding. The Novasure device uses electrical energy to burn the uterine lining, creating an effectively scarred surface.  Because the tissue is burned, there is often a discharge of dead, devitalized tissue that may last for days to weeks after the procedure.  Usually this resolves in two to three weeks.  If this problem continues, you should have an exam to check for a bacterial vaginal infection, which would not necessarily respond to ciprofloxacin.

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Response by:

Jonathan  A Schaffir, MD Jonathan A Schaffir, MD
Clnical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University