How bad is the pain after uterine fibroid embolization?

How bad is the pain after uterine fibroid embolization?

It’s normal to have some pain and cramping following the procedure. After having UFE, most people are back to a normal routine within a few weeks. As with any other procedure, there can be long-term side effects.

How long does pain last after UFE?

Most women report gradual relief from this kind of discomfort in one to two days following UFE. Typically, patients will stay at our office for a few hours so that they can be monitored and evaluated by our staff, and can expect to leave shortly after that depending on how they are feeling.

Are you awake during fibroid embolization?

Without blood, the fibroids shrink or die. You will be awake during the procedure. You will be given medicine to help you relax and to help with pain. The treatment usually takes 1 to 3 hours.

How long does it take to recover from fibroid embolization?

You may need about 7 to 10 days to fully recover. Many women have mild to severe cramps for several days after uterine fibroid embolization. You may also have mild nausea or a low fever for 4 or 5 days. Some women have vaginal bleeding or greyish or brownish vaginal discharge for several weeks.

How long does it take to recover from a fibroid embolization?

Fibroid embolization usually requires a hospital stay of one night. Total recovery generally takes one to two weeks, but it can take longer. Fibroid embolization is considered to be very safe, but there are some associated risks, as there are with almost any medical procedure.

Can a uterine fibroid embolization be done without surgery?

Now, a revolutionary approach exists to treat fibroids without surgery or lengthy recovery periods. With non-surgical Uterine Fibroid Embolization, you can have safe, effective relief from fibroid symptoms and get back to daily life quickly. What Is Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)?

What’s the recovery time for a uterine artery embolization?

Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) is a non-invasive, non-surgical, out-patient procedure. It is performed under local anesthetic and sedation and has a very quick recovery time. Most patients are back at work in a few days.

How long does it take to recover from a transcatheter embolotherapy?

Recovery time for patients undergoing transcatheter embolotherapy for fibroids is approximately one week. Vaginal spotting and discharge may occur for several weeks after completion of the procedure. We do not yet know the potential long-term impact of uterine artery embolization on fertility.