What Is Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) and How Can I Benefit From It?

UFEAs a woman, it is important to stay on top of your health. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that form in the uterus. Usually, these growths become apparent during the years when you can bear a child. Usually, these growths are not cancerous and are not a cause for concern. You should start to look at getting them removed if they are causing problems in your life. These problems can include excessive bleeding, pain, or growth. In this blog, we will go over what exactly Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is and how you can benefit from this procedure if you are experiencing problems with uterine fibroids.

What Is UFE? 

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a minimally-invasive procedure that is aimed to decrease the size of uterine fibroids that are present. The procedure is done by inserting a catheter into the veins in the leg or wrist that are feeding the fibroids. From there, tiny particles are fed into the vein to block the blood flow to the fibroid. With their blood flow blocked, the fibroids starve and begin to shrink drastically. This is an extremely effective procedure that has a very high success rate. Most patients who undergo this procedure see dramatic results. What makes this procedure so appealing is that it does not require surgery. So there is little downtime and no need for an overnight stay in the hospital.

Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Periods that last longer than a week
  • Pelvic pressure and/or pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Constipation

Get Your UFE Treatment Done With Us 

Uterine fibroids can be a detriment to your quality of life. If you are experiencing problems with uterine fibroids, visit the Vascular Institute of Virginia in Fairfax, VA, Fredericksburg, VA, or Woodbridge, VA to get your treatment done. The team at the Vascular Institute of Virginia are skilled medical professionals that have the skills and experience needed to provide you with world-class assistance. Contact us today at 703-763-5224 for our Fredericksburg location, 703-763-5224 for our Woodbridge, VA location, or 703-763-5224 for our Fairfax, VA location. Or visit us online at vavascularinstitute.com to schedule your consultation with us.

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