Uterine Artery Embolisation for Fibroids, Postpartum Haemorrhage and Pelvic AVM
Uterine artery embolization is a procedure where an interventional radiologist uses a catheter to deliver small particles that block the blood supply to the uterine body. The procedure is done for the treatment of uterine fibroids and adenomyosis. Given that this minimally invasive procedure is commonly used in the treatment of uterine fibroids it is also called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE).
You can expect to feel better each day, although you may get tired quickly and need pain medicine for several days. 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.