complications with HTA

Topic Title: complications with HTA
Created On: 07/23/2008 08:22 PM

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 07/23/2008 11:22 PM

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Hi summer....sorry you had a bad first experience, however, I never heard of doing this procedure in the office setting!!!..what a brave person you are! No wonder you weren't a happy camper.. And leaking of the hot water is an occasional problem with the HTA causing burns, which is one reason why all of our local gyn surgeons prefer the Thermachoice, which contains the hot water inside a balloon. You should have a better experience in the O.R. setting with anesthesia...we do ablations under IV sedation, which works nicely...thanks for sharing your experience! If you could do this in the office setting, having it done in the O.R. will be a piece of cake!! Let me know how it goes, and thank you so much for sharing your experience......Kim, RN
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I had the HTA done in the Dr.'s office last week. After 4 minutes into the procedure, I told my obgyn how hot the water was getting and she noticed the water was leaking out. She said my cervix was dialated to far, therefore causing the water to leak. She (my obgyn) tried to clamp my cervix (ouch!!), but it didn't work. She had to stop! I was so disappointed ! It is now scheduled in the OR in 3 weeks. There will be other options on hand if needed. Besides that it was a bad experience right from the start. I was dry heeving from all the meds I took before the procedure, and I ate lightly just like they said to do. Phenergan didn't help, but finally they game me Reglan and that helped. Then, the failure of the procedure. The clamping of my cervix hurt badly! I had blood running down both my legs when I stood up to get dressed. I continued to bleed heavy that day, and am still flowing lightly today, 5 days later. I know I'm one of the few HTA office pocedure failures, but I just wanted to share it. So being put under in the OR will be best for me.
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