Indications and Contraindications


Indications

Her Option® is recommended for patients who:

  • have completed childbearing
  • have a normal pap smear and endometrial biopsy
  • are free of uterine abnormalities that distort the uterine cavity

Contraindications

Her Option should not be administered to patients who:

  • are pregnant or wish to become pregnant in the future
  • have a known or suspected endometrial carcinoma or premalignant change of the endometrium
  • have an active genital or urinary tract infection at the time of the procedure
  • suffer from an active pelvic inflammatory disease
  • currently have an IUD in place
  • have an anatomic or pathologic condition that could result in weakness of the myometrium (i.e. history of previous classical cesarean sections or transmural myomectomy)
  • need a more extensive surgical procedure
  • have medical conditions that require additional monitoring

Risk information

Endometrial ablation does not eliminate the potential for endometrial hyperplasia or adenocarcinoma of the endometrium, and may mask these conditions.

Patients who undergo endometrial ablation procedures and who have also undergone tubal ligation are at greater risk of developing post-ablation tubal sterilization syndrome.

If the cryozone extends beyond the serosal surface of the uterus, thermal injury to adjacent organs may occur. As with any office-based procedure, physicians should be prepared for an emergency.