20 January, 2024
Uterine Fibroids are abnormal non-cancerous growths in the women's uterus. These growths or tumors can become large and can cause severe pain in the abdomen along with heavy periods. These are also called leiomyomas or myomas. The growth is not cancerous. A woman suffering from uterine fibroid doesn't need to show any symptoms at all.
In fact, according to research, nearly 80% of women suffer from fibroids by the age of 50. But most of them don’t consult the doctor as they don’t show any symptoms at all. The size of these fibroids can be either small or large.
As mentioned above, some women may not experience any symptoms. However, in those that show, the symptoms depend on the size, location, and number of fibroids. The most common symptoms are:
Non-surgical treatments by Interventional Radiology offer a better way to get well without the need for major surgery for many medical conditions.
There are several surgical, and non-surgical treatments are available for Uterine Fibroids along with the medications. Uterine fibroid embolization is a very minimally invasive treatment.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization
It is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of uterine fibroids. In this treatment, a form of real-time X-ray is used called fluoroscopy. The method involves the delivery of embolic agents to the uterus and fibroids. These agents block those arteries that provide the blood to the fibroids and eventually, they shrink. You will be surprised to know that more than 70-80 % of the women who have undergone this painless procedure get almost complete resolution from their fibroids
The whole procedure takes a few hours and the patient is then discharged home. Hence, the patient can resume her normal life within 3 days. The best advantage of this method is that there is no surgery involved.
How to know if you can opt for the Uterine Fibroid Embolization treatment?
Firstly, you should consult an interventional radiologist, he will provide you with the proper consultation, and let you know. The initial factors that decide are:
1. The age of a woman should be more than 30
2. Shouldn’t be currently pregnant
3. Have been diagnosed positively for uterine fibroids
4. Must experience symptoms like heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, prolonged menstruation, and other symptoms.
Why choose UFE (Uterine Fibroid Embolization) for your treatment?
There are numerous benefits of choosing the minimally invasive procedure of uterine fibroid embolization for Uterine fibroid treatments.
Why choose us for Uterine Fibroids treatment?
Now the traditional hysterectomy (surgical procedure) is not the only available option for Uterine fibroids treatment. With the advancement in medical treatment, Interventional Radiology provides numerous minimally invasive techniques and treatments by which the patient can recover within a minimum time.
Dr. Sushila Saini has done MD in interventional radiology. He can give you a complete guide about this treatment step by step. He has vast experience in uterine fibroids complicated cases. As per our doctor, as a woman, you do not need to experience any pain from this disease. when you have an option for a painless treatment.