Is The Genesys HTA™ System Right For Me?
You may be a candidate for the Genesys HTA System procedure if you are seeking relief from the symptoms of heavy menstrual bleeding and:
- Feel your heavy bleeding interferes with your quality of life
- Are frustrated or depressed by your heavy bleeding
- Wish to potentially avoid a hysterectomy or the side effects of hormone therapy for treatment of your heavy bleeding
- Are premenopausal
- Are not interested in having (more) children
Only you and your physician can decide if this is the right treatment for you. Your physician may want to perform preliminary tests, such as a pap smear or an ultrasound, to determine what is causing your heavy bleeding.
The Genesys HTA System Treatment Isn't For Everyone
Genesys HTA System therapy is not an appropriate treatment for your heavy menstrual bleeding if:
- You are pregnant
- You may want to have (more) children
- You have gone through menopause
In addition, Genesys HTA System therapy is not appropriate if:
- You have an active genital or urinary tract infection
- You have an active pelvic inflammatory disease or pyosalpinx
- You have known or suspected endometrial carcinoma or premalignant change to the endometrium, such as adenomatous hyperplasia
- You have an anatomical or pathologic condition in which weakness of the myometrium can exist, such as a classic cesarean section (vertical incision) or transmural myomectomy
If you have an intrauterine device, (IUD) it would need to be removed prior to an ablation
Risks and Considerations
Your physician should explain all the potential risks of your heavy menstrual bleeding treatment to you. Possible risks for all endometrial ablation procedures are:
- Perforation (creation of a hole) of the uterus;
- Bleeding; infection;
- Injury to organs within the abdomen (e.g., bowel) and pelvis or to adjacent tissue (e.g., cervix and vagina);
- Post-ablation tubal sterilization syndrome (a complication in women who have undergone tubal sterilization following endometrial ablation which can occur as long as 10 years after your ablation); and
- Delayed diagnosis of cancer of the endometrium.
The risk of serious injury such as perforation (creation of a hole) of the uterus and injury to internal organs with the Genesys HTA System is low. However, there is a risk that heated fluid may leak out of your uterus during the procedure and result in a burn to your vagina or surrounding areas. These burns are usually treatable by your doctor with medicated cream. In very rare cases it may be necessary to seek specialized care from a burn center.
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