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How Uterine Fibroid Embolization Can Improve Quality of Life for Women

Introduction

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that develop in the uterus. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a catheter to block blood flow to the fibroids, causing them to shrink and eventually die off. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis, with patients returning home the same day as their treatment.

UFE has been shown to improve quality of life for women who suffer from symptoms caused by uterine fibroids including heavy bleeding, pain during sex or urination, constipation and fatigue.

The Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

The Causes of Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow in the uterus. They can cause painful heavy menstrual bleeding, infertility and other complications. Uterine fibroids develop when the cells in your uterus multiply abnormally, which is why they're also called uterine myomas or leiomyomas.
The exact cause of uterine fibroids isn't known but they may be related to hormonal imbalances and genetics as well as age, race or obesity.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization Procedure

Benefits of Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Uterine Fibroid Embolization and Fertility

Uterine fibroid embolization is a minimally invasive procedure that preserves fertility. It's important to note that the success rate of preserving fertility depends on the type of uterine fibroids you have and their size.

Fertility preservation is an important consideration for women who are considering uterine fibroid embolization. While there are no known risks associated with this procedure when it comes to future pregnancies, it's still important for patients to discuss their options with their doctor before undergoing any type of treatment for their condition.

Conclusion

If you are experiencing the symptoms of uterine fibroids, it's important to get checked out by your doctor. Uterine fibroid embolization can be an effective treatment option for many women who are suffering from this condition. The procedure is non-invasive and has few side effects, so it may be worth speaking with your health care provider if you're looking for relief from your symptoms.

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