In this video below, Dr. Suzanne Slonim talks about the Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) procedure to treat Fibroids.
Q: Can Using UFE to Treat Fibroids Prevent the Need for a Hysterectomy?
A: UFE (Uterine Fibroid Embolization) can absolutely prevent the need for hysterectomy. The whole point of the fibroid embolization procedure is that it treats the entire uterus and it treats every one of the fibroids.
Generally what happens is that each fibroid will shrink about 60%, and the entire uterus will shrink about 60%.
About 90% of women say that the treatment takes care of their symptoms, whether it’s heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain or pressure.
Q: What Can You Expect from UFE?
A: Using UFE to treat fibroids offers:
- Minimally invasive; Does not require general anesthesia
- 90% experience relief of heavy bleeding, pain, and pressure
- Alternative procedure; Eliminates need for hysterectomy
- Can return to normal activities within 7-10 days
Q: What About Getting Pregnant After UFE?
A: In terms of getting pregnant, there is literature demonstrating that normal pregnancies are possible after UFE, and normal healthy deliveries are possible.
It’s important to keep in mind that the miscarriage rate after UFE is the same as for the general public, which is about 33%.
Learn more about using UFE to treat fibroids at: FibroidFree.com
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