Am I A Good Candidate For UFE?

Am I a Good Candidate For UFE?

UFE or Uterine Fibroid Embolization is a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure for the treatment of uterine fibroids. Fibroids or Uterine Fibroids are non-cancerous (benign) growths of cells within the uterus. It can mostly occur during the child-bearing days of women. The abnormal growth of the cells is usually made up of fibrous tissue or muscle and is also known as Uterine Myomas. With the differences in lifestyle due to complications caused by fibroids, some women may question: Am I A Good Candidate For UFE? Well, it depends…

Uterine Fibroids vary in size and morphology. Some women who develop uterine fibroids due to any potential cause may not experience any symptoms but a ratio of females may report several symptoms that can cause discomfort in their lifestyles.

Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

  • Heavy and painful menstruation
  • Abdominal Colic
  • Lower back pain
  • Frequent Urination and dysuria
  • Constipation
  • Pain and Discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Chronic Vaginal Discharge

Many women do not feel any symptoms after developing Fibroids as they are mainly asymptomatic. They get diagnosed accidentally during a normal gynecological examination or diagnostic test.

UFE Treatment for Fibroids

But if you are experiencing the mentioned symptoms there is a high chance that you have developed uterine fibroids. Get yourself evaluated by a Gynae Specialist and proceed with the treatment options that also include UFE.

Experiencing the above set of symptoms makes you a candidate for getting Uterine Fibroid Embolisation. Get your condition assessed properly and if it does require surgical intervention, opt for UFE as it is the best-rising treatment of choice for relieving symptoms of Uterine Fibroids. Some females may reconsider getting UFE treatment due to the fear of its impacts on their uterine health. However, UFE is clinically proven to be beneficial for women due to its positive impact on their health.

Many women may not be aware of the UFE procedure and may opt for a hysterectomy (Surgical removal of the uterus with or without removing the surrounding reproductive organs) – which can have further aftermaths on your quality of life.

Patients Who Are The Best Candidates For UFE

  • The patient is not a viable surgical candidate, which includes bleeding disorders, obesity, anemia, and others.
  • The patient looks forward to getting pregnant and so, retaining their uterus for the future.
  • A patient has a technically challenging case as compared to other patients i.e. refuses blood products, has had multiple surgeries before, etc.

Patients Who Are The Best Candidates For UFE

  • Patients who do not experience extreme symptoms of fibroids
  • Pregnant patients
  • Cancer patients, specifically the cervical, endometrial, or uterine cancer.
  • Patients who have a recent active and chronic pelvic infection
  • Patients with bleeding problems that have not been cured