Definition of Adiana Permanent Birth Control:
Steps of the Adiana Procedure:
- Step 1: A slim, flexible instrument is passed through the vagina and cervix into the uterus and delivers a low level of radiofrequency energy to a small section of each fallopian tube. This energy generates heat to create a superficial lesion.
- Step 2: A small, soft insert (about the size of a rice grain) is then placed in each of the fallopian tubes exactly where the energy was applied.
- Step 3: New tissue begins to form around the Adiana inserts, and this tissue will completely block the fallopian tubes, permanently preventing conception. A woman must use temporary birth control (like male condoms, female condoms, the sponge or spermicide) during the three months following the procedure while the new tissue grows.
- Step 4: At 3 months, a hysterosalpingogram test is performed to confirm that your tubes are fully blocked. This test will ensure that the Adiana permanent birth control procedure has been successful.
Advantages of Adiana Permanent Birth Control:
- Quick recovery – there are no incisions to heal and no recovery time from general anesthesia. Most women can return to their normal activities within a day and report little to no discomfort.
- Leaves nothing in your uterus - the Adiana inserts are completely enclosed inside the fallopian tubes, leaving nothing in your uterus that might limit your options for future gynecologic tests or procedures.
- Adiana contains no hormones and the inserts are made of a safe, medical-grade silicone.
- The Adiana procedure can be performed 3 months after giving birth.
- May help stop menorrhagia (unusually heavy or prolonged menstrual periods), especially when combined with NovaSure Endometrial Ablation
Risks/Side Effects of Adiana:
- A small risk of pregnancy (including ectopic pregnancy).
- Failure to achieve correct placement of inserts in one or both fallopian tubes, or that one or both tubes will not be completely blocked (if any of these occur, Adiana will not reliably protect against pregnancy).
- Side effects during or immediately after the procedure can include mild to moderate cramping, vaginal spotting or bleeding, pelvic or back pain and/or nausea.
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Effectiveness of Adiana Permanent Birth Control:
Is Adiana Right For Me?:
Women Who May Not Be Adiana Candidates:
- Have something abnormal about your uterus that could prevent your doctor from performing the procedure.
- Cannot have the procedure done in both fallopian tubes (even if one of your tubes is already blocked or if you only have one tube).
- Have already had a tubal ligation or had your tubes tied.
- Have any personal doubts about ending your fertility.
- Are taking immunosuppressive medicines (any drugs that prevent or block your body's natural defenses).
- Have an allergy to the contrast fluid that is used during the Adiana Hysterosalpingogram Confirmation Test after 3 months have passed since the procedure.
Additionally, you may have to delay seeking the Adiana permanent birth control procedure if:
- You have been pregnant or given birth in the last 3 months.
- You are currently pregnant (or suspect you might be pregnant).
- You have recently had or now actively have a pelvic infection.
Doctors need to be certified to perform the Adiana permanent birth control procedure, so if you are interested in having the Adiana contraceptive procedure done, a Physician Locator Line has been set up help you find a doctor in your area who performs the Adiana procedure.
Hologic, Inc. Adiana Permanent Contraception Website. Accessed March 25, 2010. www.adiana.com