NovaSure® is a quick, safe, and simple procedure to lighten or stop your periods, without the side effects of hormones or the risks of hysterectomy. Over 1 million women have had the procedure performed…with excellent results!


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What are Heavy Periods?

What are Heavy Periods - NovasureAbout 10 million women suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding. Many women begin to experience heavy and/or irregular bleeding intheir 30s and 40s, as they begin to get closer to menopause.


Heavy periods are more than just a hassle – they take a physical, social, and emotional toll as well. Studies show heavy menstrual bleeding can affect women in a number of ways:



  • Many feel tired and nauseated
  • Many experience bad cramps
  • Many have headaches


  • More than 60% have had to miss social or athletic events
  • About 80% report avoiding sex
  • 33% have been forced to miss work


  • 77% have depression or moodiness
  • 75% feel anxious
  • 57% report a lack of confidence during their period


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

What is NovaSure Endometrial Ablation?

NovaSure endometrial ablation is a quick, safe, and simple procedure to lighten or stop your periods, without the side effects of hormones or the risks of hysterectomy. No pills. No hormonal side effects.

NovaSure endometrial ablation has been trusted by over 2 million1 women.


NovaSure endometrial ablation (EA) is a procedure that can reduce or stop menstrual bleeding. It works by removing the endometrium, or the lining of the uterus (the part that causes the bleeding), with a quick delivery of radiofrequency energy.

  • The NovaSure procedure is safe.
  • The NovaSure procedure is effective: For 90% of women, menstrual bleeding is dramatically reduced or stopped.
  • The NovaSure procedure is quick: NovaSure endometrial ablation is a one-time, five-minute procedure that can be done in your doctor’s office, usually for the cost of a copay.



NovaSure endometrial ablation is for premenopausal women with heavy periods due to benign causes who are finished childbearing. Pregnancy following the NovaSure procedure can be dangerous. The NovaSure procedure is not for those who have or suspect uterine cancer; have an active genital, urinary or pelvic infection; or an IUD. NovaSure endometrial ablation is not a sterilization procedure. Rare but serious risks include, but are not limited to, thermal injury, perforation and infection. Temporary side effects may include cramping, nausea, vomiting, discharge and spotting. If you, or someone you know, have possibly experienced a side effect when using our product, please contact your physician.


1. Hologic Inc., Data on file, 2014.

Is the NovaSure procedure right for me?

Talk to your doctor about your heavy menstrual bleeding and the NovaSure procedure. Your doctor can discuss with you the benefits and possible risks of the NovaSure procedure, and help you decide if the procedure is right for your specific personal and medical needs.


When considering a procedure like NovaSure endometrial ablation, it is important for you to understand and consider all the other treatment options available to you. Most treatments are only temporary, while the NovaSure procedure and hysterectomy represent one-time treatment options.

Please carefully review the information listed below and discuss these options with your doctor to help you determine if the NovaSure procedure is the right choice for you.


If you are absolutely sure that you never want to have any children in the future, and would like to stop your heavy period and restart your life, the NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure may be right for you.

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If you know you don’t want children right now, but think you could change your mind in the future, then do not choose a one-time treatment option. Try a temporary treatment option to help lighten or stop your periods instead.

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It is important to know that it is still possible to become pregnant after a NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure.

Pregnancy following endometrial ablation is very dangerous for both the mother and the fetus so before you have the NovaSure procedure you should talk to your doctor about getting a form of permanent contraception.

There are several temporary and permanent birth control options available. Therefore it’s very important to talk to your doctor ahead of time about what birth control method you will use after the NovaSure procedure.

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What to Expect from the NovaSure Procedure

NovaSure endometrial ablation is the simple, one-time, 5 minute procedure trusted by over two million women, that helps to lighten or stop heavy menstrual bleeding – without hormones or hysterectomy.

It can be done in a doctor’s office and the entire procedure typically takes less than 5 minutes

NovaSure endometrial ablation is performed without any incisions. There is no need for general anesthesia with the NovaSure procedure and most women report little or no pain, and return to their regular activities within a day of the procedure.


Here’s what you can expect before, during, and after the NovaSure procedure:


The NovaSure endometrial ablation procedure can be scheduled any time during your menstrual cycle, even if you are bleeding at the time. Your doctor will give you a pregnancy test before the procedure to confirm you are not pregnant. You may be given an anti-inflammatory medicine, to take an hour or two before the procedure, to reduce discomfort.


If performed in-office, your doctor may inject a local anesthetic into your uterus (the cervix). No general anesthesia is required, so you will probably be awake during the procedure.

The entire procedure usually takes less than 5 minutes.


Before you leave the doctor’s office, you will receive discharge instructions. These instructions typically include the following information:

  • Have someone drive you home.
  • For the remainder of the day, do not drive, operate potentially dangerous machinery, sign legal documents or make critical decisions. You may resume regular activities the next day.
  • A heating pad placed on your lower abdomen can help to reduce cramping.
  • Consult your physician about medication to help reduce cramping.
  • You may shower the same day but refrain from swimming and baths.
  • Please refrain from anything in the vagina for 4 weeks. This includes tampons and intercourse.
  • Call your doctor if you have:

– increased abnormal discharge

– increased post-procedural pain

– increased bleeding

– fever above 100.4F

  • Be sure to check with your own doctor to find out what your specific discharge instructions are.
  • Most women report little or no pain, and return to their regular activities within a day.


When you have the NovaSure procedure, you’ll need long-term birth control, since it’s still possible to become pregnant and a pregnancy after any ablation procedure is unsafe for both mother and fetus.

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Thank you for your interest in the NovaSure® Endometrial Ablation procedure. This brochure will help guide your decisions as you consider treatment options for your heavy periods. Learn how the NovaSure procedure works and how to prepare for your doctor visit.