Fibroids are the most common tumor of the female reproductive tract. Although benign fibroids can cause many painful symptoms such as painful and prolonged menstruation, bleeding between periods, frequent urination, pelvic pain or pressure, constipation or bloating. If left untreated these symptoms may lead to anemia (iron deficiency) due to loss of blood during menstruation causing patients to experience fatigue and tiredness.
There are different surgical and non-surgical treatment options available for fibroids. However most women suffering from symptomatic fibroids are told hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) is their only option. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) 200,000 hysterectomies are performed in the US every year due to fibroids.
With advancements in non-surgical treatments an FDA approved, minimally invasive and non-surgical fibroid treatment is available called: Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE).
Read about the experiences of several women who were told hysterectomy is their only treatment option but they did their research, opted for UFE and were able to achieve a fibroid free life.
After going through a UFE a patient shared: “The worst thing about having fibroids was feeling like there was an alien inside of me. I had such horrible cramps. I had a feeling of heaviness, a feeling of being totally out of control. It was devastating to my social life and to my professional life.”
Another woman who successfully conceived and gave birth a couple years after a UFE procedure shared: ““My goal is not only to take care of this pain and suffering, my goal is to number one be healthy and number two I want to be able to be a mother.”
A fibroid patient says she thought she was experiencing heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding as she was getting close to menopause but was diagnosed with fibroids and opted for UFE as she wanted to preserve her uterus shares: “ “The result for me is I don’t feel tired anymore. I feel younger than I was then. I have far more energy…[and] a flatter looking tummy, it’s been just over a year now. My fibroid is still there but it is a lot smaller and lighter.”
Another fibroid patient shares her success story: “Before UFE, during my cycle I would bleed for 10 days. But after UFE I only bled for 3-4 days and significantly less. All the other symptoms I experienced before had improved as soon as three months. I had so much energy afterward. I even started running—it was that drastic.”
UFE changed the lives of these women as they researched their treatment options. If you are suffering from symptomatic fibroids don’t suffer in silence call (855) 667 4247 to schedule a consultation with our leading interventional radiologists. UFE is performed as an outpatient procedure at USA Fibroid Centers and takes 30 to 45 minutes. The patient can go home after a short recovery. Treatments at USA Fibroid Centers are covered by most insurance plans.