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Ablation May Be Your Solution to Abnormal Bleeding

May 4, 2017

Woman sitting on couch with crampsFor many pre-menopausal women in their 30s or 40s, heavy menstrual bleeding or abnormal bleeding is not uncommon. In fact, heavy bleeding affects about 10 million women, or 1 out of every 5 women.1

Heavy bleeding and severe blood loss is a big concern that should not be ignored. Studies have shown it can significantly affect women socially, physically and emotionally.

If you’re having the following symptoms during periods, it’s time to come in and talk with us about treatment:

  • Soaking through sanitary pad or tampon consistently throughout the day

  • Bleeding more than once a month or long periods

  • Feelings of depression or mood changes

  • Headaches or migraines

  • Inability to work or participate in social, athletic or sexual activities

  • Fatigue

  • Severe pain

Iowa Specialty Hospital’s partner provider, The Gabrielson Clinic for Women, offers effective ablation procedures to treat heavy bleeding so you can get back to your everyday activities worry and pain-free.

An ablation is a quick, one-time procedure performed here at Iowa Specialty Hospital in an outpatient surgical suite to lighten or end your heavy or abnormal bleeding.

Ablation benefits include:

  • No pills, incisions, or pre-treatment medicine

  • May return to work in 24 hours

  • Mild to no pain

  • Can be performed anytime, even during your cycle

  • 90% of women return to normal, light or no periods at all2

Don’t suffer any longer from heavy menstrual bleeding. Call The Gabrielson Clinic for Women at 515-532-9287 to schedule an appointment today or contact Iowa Specialty Hospital for more information.


  1. National Women’s Health Resource Center. Survey of women who experience heavy menstrual bleeding data on file; 2005.
  2. Cooper J, et al. A Randomizes, multicenter trial of safety and efficacy of the NovaSure system in treatment of menorrhagia. J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc. 2002; 9:418-428.

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