Thermachoice Balloon therapy for Menorrhagia

Menorrhagia or Excessive menstrual bleeding is a painful condition which is extremely commonand affects thousands of women. Menstrual cycles of women vary widely from one another and still are considered normal. However, you may have Menorrhagia in case of the following conditions:

  • Your period has blood clots
  • Your period lasts for more than 7 days

Heavy periods can be highly exhausting, hampering your daily routine by causing pain and discomfort. Although the most common surgical option to treat excess bleeding is Hysterectomy, it has a various physical and psychological effects.

ThermaChoice Uterine Balloon Therapy

ThermaChoice Uterine Balloon Therapy is a minimally invasive, non-hormonal treatment that is often recommended by doctors to treat and cure excessive bleeding. This is an outpatient procedure which unlike hysterectomy, which involves the removal of the entire uterus, only destroys the lining of the uterus by using heat. As a result, bleeding during the period will most likely reduce to moderate or light flow.

ThermaChoice Procedure

The doctor first administers a local anesthesia to numb the cervix and the uterus. In some cases general anesthesia is also used after which you may experience symptoms like nausea. Then, a soft, silicon balloon containing a certain fluidis attached to a thin catheter and is inserted into the vagina and placed into the uterus. The fluid in the balloon is then heated for about 8 minutes at 188° F while the uterine lining is treated.No incisions are made and the entire procedure lasts for about 30 minutes.

Although some women might feel a slight pressure or warmth, this treatment can effectively reduce menstrual bleeding considerably. You will also be given medication to reduce cramping along with a mild sedative. You can resume your daily activities the next day itself.


You should consult your doctor in case you experience any of the below symptoms:

  • Fever of over 100.4° F
  • Extreme pelvic pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bowel or bladder problems
  • Greenish vaginal discharge