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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. 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 […]

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Fertility after a procedure is an important topic of discussion for many women and deserves attention. Read on to find out more about how your fertility may or may not be affected after UFE. Studies have shown that fertility usually has not been affected among women who have undergone embolization. Several women who desire future […]

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Read on to see how the side effects associated with UFE compare to some of the other fibroid-related procedures. Although Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is very safe and less risky than surgery, any medical procedure has some potential side effects or risks. In terms of UFE, most women experience moderate to severe pain and cramping during […]

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Wondering what will come of your fibroids after the UFE procedure? Read on to find out! Directly after the Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) procedure, the fibroids will begin to shrink and die over time. Most fibroids will shrink primarily in the first six months, but they can sometimes continue to shrink for up to one […]

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Although most Gynecologists do not perform UAE, they play a vital role in the care. Read here to find out more! Can my gynecologist perform Uterine Artery Embolization? This is quite unlikely.  Unless your gynecologist has underwent Interventional Radiology training, it is not likely that he or she would be competent to perform UAE. At […]

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Virtually all fibroids respond to Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE). The question is will there be enough shrinkage to relieve symptoms? Generally speaking, the smaller the fibroid the better the response. However, even in a uterine size up to a 22-24 weeks of gestation or less, a 40-60% shrinkage is possible. In much larger fibroids which […]

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Have a low tolerance for pain? If so, then you will be happy to hear that patients that undergo UFE experience virtually no pain. The actual embolization procedure is not painful at all. Due to the fact that Uterine Fibroid Embolization (or Uterine Artery Embolization, UAE) is a less invasive procedure and only requires a […]

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Read here to find out some facts about pedunculated fibroids and some of the symptoms to look out for if you have this particular type of fibroids. I was recently told by my doctor that I have fibroids inside and outside of my uterus. I have an appointment coming up where she will discuss my […]

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Read here to learn about 5 common questions women ask about fibroids. Take this list with you to your next Ob-Gyn visit! 1.  What is the size and location of my fibroids and can the fibroids affect my fertility? The size and location of the fibroid has the ability to greatly reduce your ability to […]

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Feeling like you have been putting on some extra pounds ever since you were diagnosed with fibroids? It may just seem that way. Read on to find out what we mean! Can fibroids cause me to gain weight? I was diagnosed a while ago and I feel like I am getting bigger and bigger and […]

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