Dr. McLucas Answers Questions About Uterine Fibroid Embolization

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Dr. McLucas Answers Questions About Uterine Fibroid Embolization

How much does embolization hurt? Does embolization keep new fibroids from forming? Should I just leave my fibroids without treatment? You asked, the doctor answered.

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Dr. Bruce McLucas

Q. How much does embolization hurt?

A: Almost all of our patients experience some cramping for a few days after embolization. Patients with large fibroids can experience a low grade fever. Usually gone in a week. Overall, discomfort is very minimal. And compared to surgery like hysterectomy or myomectomy… embolization is a walk in the park.

Q: I had a myomectomy and my fibroids came back. Does embolization keep new fibroids from forming?

A: Fibroid reoccurance after embolization is basically zero. Fibroids can’t grow back because the blood supply that feeds them has been interrupted…permanently.

Q: I have fibroids but have been advised to just leave them…is this good advice?

A: Without an examination, it’s hard for me to say. The general rule is, if they aren’t bothering you and they aren’t growing, there’s no reason to do anything but keep a close eye on the condition. But if you have troubling symptoms or the fibroid is getting larger, it’s time to take action.

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