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A Detailed Discussion on Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

by Michael Griffin Michael
According to latest research, about 70% of women, who have attained their reproductive age, suffer from fibroids. It could be loosely defined as a medical condition, in which non-cancerous tumors of varying size and numbers appear within and around the uterus or female reproductive system. Although generally asymptomatic, in certain cases, the said disorder could adversely impact a woman’s overall wellbeing and prevent her from doing day-to-day chores through heavy menstrual bleeding accompanied by cramps, frequent urination, constipation, abdominal pressure, backaches, and discomfort during sexual intercourse. Among the numerous treatment options available for fibroids, in the following write-up, let us learn more about Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) - a process that has garnered immense popularity.


What is Uterine Fibroid Embolization?

After much experimentation, healthcare professionals were capable of finding a fibroid cure that is minimally invasive and have almost no side-effects. During UFE, an interventional radiologist makes a small incision right on the upper leg and inserts a small tube of particles through it. The particles are absorbed by those blood vessels that provided nourishment to the uterine tumors and helped them to develop. Devoid of necessary nutrients, the growths start shrinking and gradually disappear over a few months. 

What are the Benefits of Uterine Fibroid Embolization?

UFE has a wide-range of benefits and some of the major ones are described below. So, please feel free to check them out.

•    The foremost benefit that makes UFE so well-acknowledged is that it does not involve removal of the uterus. Thus, women, who are getting their fibroids removed through this treatment, can certainly conceive in the future without any sort of hassle.

•    The best thing about UFE is that it could remove all types of fibroids and that too at the same time. In addition, most of the women have admitted that symptoms such as abnormal bleeding and pain improve immediately after the treatment.

•    Unlike other surgical procedures such as myomectomy or hysterectomy, Uterine Fibroid Embolization does not lead to any kind of scarring. The small cut made on the skin would most surely heal and leave absolutely no blemish.

•    As stated earlier, UFE would not cause any nasty reaction and hence stand to be absolutely safe for the women. Risks of general anesthesia are not present and being an outpatient procedure, you do not have to stay in the hospital after the treatment is completed.

•    Speedy recovery is another amazing benefit of Uterine Fibroid Embolization. Women can conduct regular activities and lead their normal lives just within a period of two weeks. Now isn’t that great?

Well, the advantages specified above quite clearly substantiates for the extensive recognition acquired by UFE. Being highly customizable, this treatment could be easily tailored to meet individual requirements and expectations.

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