Considering UFE for Fibroid Treatment?
Many women will find that they are excellent candidates for the uterine fibroid embolization procedure offered by the interventional radiologists of Denver Fibroids. Our specialists will work directly with you to discuss all treatment options available, and then will provide their expert insights into which types of treatment they feel will provide an optimal outcome based on your desired results.
To schedule a consultation with one of our fibroid specialists, please contact our office in Highlands Ranch, Colorado by calling (303) 805-7477, or by submitting an appointment request online today!
Is UFE Right for Me?
You may be a candidate for uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), also known as uterine artery embolization (UAE), if you fit into any of the following categories:
- Women who are experiencing the symptoms of uterine fibroids
- Women who want to retain their uterus and are looking for alternatives to hysterectomy
- Women who do not desire surgery
- Women who may be poor surgical candidates; e.g. obesity, bleeding disorders, anemia
- Women who are not pregnant
UFE and Fertility
When researching and reviewing alternatives to hysterectomy procedures and the other fibroid treatment options available, it is important to understand how different treatments can affect you and your lifestyle.
While uterine artery embolization is an effective treatment for uterine fibroids, the effects that it has on the ability to become pregnant, on the development of the fetus, and the ability to carry the fetus to term have not been determined. There are some reports of women becoming pregnant after the uterine artery embolization procedure and having successful pregnancies. However, there is no conclusive data or scientific results that establish the safety of uterine fibroid embolization on fertility and pregnancy. Therefore, before choosing this fibroid treatment, it is very important that you understand the potential inability to conceive in the future. Next step is to discuss with your physician how best to treat your uterine fibroids.
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