Endometrium Ablation using a Foley catheter with a cost-effective technique in a hospital environment.


  • Adiba Akhtar Khalil Combined Military Hospital, Risalpur.
  • Syeda Uzma Combined Military Hospital, Bahawalpur.
  • Rabiya Akbar Combined Military Hospital Nowshera.
  • Shazia Firdos Chohan Pakemirates Military Hospital, Rawalpindi.
  • Talat Shaheen Pakemirates Military Hospital, Rawalpindi,




Amenorrhea, Endometrial Ablation, Foley’s Catheter, Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Menorrhagia, Thermal Balloon Ablation


Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of employing Foley’s catheter and modified thermal balloon ablation to treat heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). Study Design: Prospective Interventional Randomized Control study. Setting: Departments of Gynecological of Three Semi Government Hospitals of the City. Period: January 2021 to September 2022. Material & Methods: In the study, 12 patients between the ages of 42 and 50 who complained of menorrhagia and who had not responded to treatment for at least 6 months were recruited. Pre-ablation endometrial curettage was performed on each patient. A 30-50 ml latex covered Foley’s Catheter was evaluated after being introduced into uterine cavity, inflated as much as the cavity would allow under moderate pressure, and changed every two minutes with fresh boiling saline for eight minutes. Following that, hysteroscopic examination and a 6-month follow-up were performed to look for endometrial scarring. Results: Significantly shorter hospital stays, shorter recovery times following surgery, and quicker return to normal daily and sexual activities. Regarding problems, menstrual alterations, amenorrhea rate, and failure rate during the course of follow-up, there was no discernible difference between patients. This method has a success rate of almost 88%. Conclusion: In situations with limited resources, improved thermal balloon ablation with a Foley’s catheter can be a potential treatment for HMB. It is a more affordable option that the preliminary endometrial ablation approaches.

Author Biographies

Adiba Akhtar Khalil, Combined Military Hospital, Risalpur.

FCPS, Associate Professor Obs & Gyne, 

Syeda Uzma, Combined Military Hospital, Bahawalpur.

FCPS, Assistant Professor Obs & Gyne, 

Rabiya Akbar, Combined Military Hospital Nowshera.

FCPS, Assistant Professor Obs & Gyne, 

Shazia Firdos Chohan, Pakemirates Military Hospital, Rawalpindi.

FCPS, Assistant Professor Obs & Gyne, 

Talat Shaheen, Pakemirates Military Hospital, Rawalpindi,

FCPS, Assistant Professor Obs & Gyne,