This procedure involves the surgical removal of the lining of the uterus (womb). It may involve using heat, cold temperatures, microwave energy, or other methods.

Endometrial ablation will likely make menstrual flow lighter. In some cases, it stops menstrual flow completely. The procedure is used to treat menorrhagia —recurrent heavy periods not controlled by medication.

Talk to your doctor about your plans for having a baby. This procedure decreases your chance of pregnancy.