Bloating Specialist

The Ashford Center

Gynecologists & Advanced Endometrial Ablation Specialists located in Athens, GA & Demorest, GA

Feeling bloated is a common problem for women around the time of their period. Clinton Ashford, MD, and Rebecca Ashford, MD, at The Ashford Center in Athens, Georgia are experts in Advanced Endometrial Ablation, a minimally invasive procedure that can eliminate premenstrual bloating as well as other premenstrual and menopausal symptoms. To learn more about this innovative technique, call The Ashford Center or schedule a consultation online today.


What is bloating and how can it be stopped?

Bloating is the feeling of swelling and overdistension of the abdomen caused by excessive fluid retention in the intestinal walls. This excessive fluid retention and bloating relate to a neuroactive peptide emitted by the degenerating endometrium prior to the period.

Women complain that their clothes are too tight, their rings don’t fit, and their tummies stick out, only to return to normal after the period.  Advanced Endometrial Ablation eliminates the underlying cause of the premenstrual fluid retention and bloating.  Women will sometimes say that the week after the period is their only normal-feeling week in the month!  After Advanced Endometrial Ablation, every day of the year is free from painful bloating and fluid retention.

How can Advanced Endometrial Ablation help with bloating?

Have you ever heard of a man complaining of bloating?  Rarely, if ever. The reason is that most of the sensation that causes women to complain of “bloating” is actually caused by a neuroactive peptide from the shedding endometrium that triggers bowel edema (swelling within the wall of the intestine).

Some women say that they even have to wear different clothes in the premenstrual time-frame or that they gain 5-10 pounds of “water weight”. Advanced Endometrial Ablation at The Ashford Center stops premenstrual bloating by gently removing the lining of the uterus, which means no more periods or bloating!  If there is no endometrium to break down, then the neuropeptide toxins that are the culprit causing these troublesome symptoms are gone altogether!!

Dr. Clint Ashford is a pioneer and a leading expert in Advanced Endometrial Ablation, having performed thousands of these procedures with consistent and successful results that can be truly life-changing for women with this problem.  

Advanced Endometrial Ablation is a safe and pain-free solution for women suffering from PMS symptoms such as bloating, as well as difficult, painful, or heavy periods.

For more information, call The Ashford Center or schedule online for a consultation today.