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Uterine Fibroid Embolization: Revolutionizing Fibroid Treatment with Non-Surgical Relief

Women should actively pursue second opinions and explore their eligibility for uterine fibroid embolization (UFE).

African American women, prone to fibroids, often face limited choices, often only a hysterectomy. (Photo: Google)

Uterine fibroid embolization, a minimally invasive alternative, is available for addressing fibroids, which are benign growths on the uterine walls, causing symptoms like heavy bleeding and pain.

According to an article published by First For Women, Fibroids, benign growths on the uterine walls, can cause symptoms like heavy bleeding and pain. Around 30% of annual hysterectomies in the U.S. are performed to treat fibroids, but now, there’s a breakthrough alternative: uterine fibroid embolization.

However, hysterectomy is a major surgery with risks and a long recovery period. In 2023, alternative treatments exist, such as uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), a minimally invasive procedure where particles are injected into uterine arteries to cut off blood supply to fibroids, causing them to shrink.

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Gynecologists may not always suggest uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), opting for hysterectomy instead. It’s important for women to seek second opinions and inquire about uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) candidacy.

According to an article published by Yahoo Life, Yolanda Rhodes, a registered nurse, faced severe fibroid symptoms including prolapse. Her doctor presented three options: hysterectomy, birth control patches, or uterine fibroid embolization (UFE).

Yolanda chose uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), a wrist-incision procedure that reduced her symptoms significantly.

Her experience highlights the effectiveness of uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) as a non-surgical alternative for managing fibroids, particularly beneficial for African American women who are more susceptible to fibroids and are frequently presented with only the option of hysterectomy.

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