Womb waves

March 20, 1998

A microwave treatment for women who suffer from abnormally heavy periods is being developed by Bath University researchers. They have been working with gynaecologists at the Royal United Hospital Bath on the treatment which could replace hysterectomies as the most common remedy for menorrhagia.

It involves delivering microwaves by an applicator inserted into the uterus which is slowly withdrawn to ensure the endometrium, the lining of the uterus, is fully treated. Replacing hysterectomies with the treatment, which is a reliable and safe day-patient procedure, could save the National Health Service more than Pounds 50 million a year.

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