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Worried that UFE will harm your uterus? Worry no more! In this section we explain how UFE leaves your uterus virtually untouched. What happens to the uterus after the procedure? Does embolization cause any injury to the uterus? The uterus tolerates Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) very well. In most research studies conducted, analysis of the […]

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Fibroids aren’t preventable, but they are quickly and easily treatable, thanks to UFE! Read on to find out more about treatment options. Research has yet to find the cause for fibroids; therefore, giving you ways as to how you can prevent the occurrence of fibroids is not possible at this time. Uterine fibroids or uterine myomas […]

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Have multiple fibroids and wondering if UAE can treat them? Learn more about how UAE can help you get on the road to better health. Can Uterine Artery Embolization treat multiple fibroids? Uterine Artery Embolization (a.k.a. UAE, Uterine Fibroid Embolization and UFE) is a global treatment of the uterus. For this reason, it is capable […]

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Experiencing abnormally heavy periods? Feeling bloated? Find out how UAE can help eradicate these symptoms and help you get back to feeling great in no time! What will my period be like after UAE? In most cases, women that under UAE will have significantly lighter periods.  Embolization does a wonderful job of ensuring that the […]

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Learn what happens to the particles used during uterine fibroid embolization, specifically once the fibroids shrink. What happens to the plastic particles once the fibroids shrink? Do they dissolve? If so, where does the plastic go once dissolved? The particles used to perform the embolization do not move once injected into the artery. The body […]

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Learn whether radiation is involved in uterine fibroid embolization and if there are any side effects. Is there any radiation involved in Uterine Fibroid Embolization? If so, how much? There is a very small amount of radiation involved in the embolization procedure. It is well below the amount normally taken in during an x-ray, and […]

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Looking into endometrial ablation or other treatment options for fibroids? Read on to find out more information about these alternatives and how UFE compares. Is endometrial ablation a feasible option for treatment of fibroids? I want to know what the best treatment would be for my problem. Endometrial ablation is a process that destroys the […]

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Suspect that you may have fibroids and curious to find out how you can know for sure? Read on to learn what steps you can take to confirm the presence of fibroids. Several of my family members have fibroids and I’m afraid that I might have them.  I often experience painful periods, but how can […]

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Learn more about the various types of fibroids that you may be affected by and how you can take one step closer to treating them. My doctor told me that I have an 8cm long, 4cm tall, 6cm wide fibroid. He said that this growth is called a pudunculated stalk and is attached to the […]

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Having issues with your fibroids and looking for an alternative procedure to traditional fibroids surgeries ? Read on to find out how Embolization may be the answer you’re looking for! My mother is of 46 years old. We recently came to find out that her uterus is mildly bulky with fibroids. Does she need surgery? […]

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