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Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Artery Embolization (Overview)

Uterine artery embolization is a procedure done by a radiologist. They inject a small amount of material into the uterine artery to reduce blood flow to the uterus. This can be done to treat severe bleeding after delivery of the baby. This procedura also is performed in non pregnant women to reduce the size of benign fibroid tumors in the uterus.


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What can you tell me about uterine artery embolization?

What can you tell me about uterine artery embolization?

Great procedure: Minimally invasive procedure for fibroids. 23 hr stay in hospital or outpatient procedure. Expect fibroids and uterus to shrink 40% by volume. Improvement in bleeding 90% of patients, bulk symptoms 85%. ...Read more

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Dr. John Lipman
70 doctors shared insights

Uterine Artery Embolization (Overview)

Uterine artery embolization is a procedure done by a radiologist. They inject a small amount of material into the uterine artery to reduce blood flow to the uterus. This can be done to treat severe bleeding after delivery of the baby. This procedura also is performed in non pregnant women to reduce the size of benign fibroid tumors in the uterus.


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What is a uterine artery embolization and how can it be treated?

Fibroid diseas: Uterine artery embolization is minimally invasive procedure to treat fibroid disease and adenomyosis. It improves symptoms related to bleeding and bulk symptoms. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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Which is statistically safer: a hysterectomy or uterine artery embolization?

Which is statistically safer: a hysterectomy or uterine artery embolization?

UAE: Uterine artery embolization has a lower complication rate than total hysterectomy, due to its less invasive nature. However, because of this, it is a less definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Tell me about myomectomy or uterine artery embolization procedure?

Depends: It depends on the location, number, and size of the fibroids, and whether or not you want to become pregnant. ...Read more

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I had a d& c and a uterine artery embolization for severe postpartum hemorrhage its been a week and i'm lightly bleeding is it normal ?

I had a d& c and a uterine artery embolization  for severe postpartum hemorrhage its been a week and i'm lightly bleeding is it normal ?

Yes: Having light bleeding a week after uterine artery embolization for a postpartum hemorrhage is normal. The bleeding is likely coming from the lining of the uterus where the placenta was. That area has to heal (even after having these others treatments) so women will bleed or spot for 3-6 weeks after having a baby. ...Read more

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Pregnacy safe after uterine artery embolization for cervical pregnancy?

Pregnacy safe after uterine artery embolization for cervical pregnancy?

Pregnancy and UAE: Many studies have described successfully and, presumably, healthy pregnancies carried to term after uterine artery embolization. You will need to consult with your ob/gyn regarding your particular circumstance, especially given your history of cervical pregnancy. ...Read more

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I previously had a uterine artery embolization/uterine fibroid embolization - can I still get this treatment?

I previously had a uterine artery embolization/uterine fibroid embolization - can I still get this treatment?

Yes, you can.: Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) can be done more than once. A more important question is why have the fibroids become symptomatic again? I've seen fibroids come back in an individual patient after having a myomectomy and two ufe procedures. Genetics, estrogen metabolism, diet, stress, gut health, and unhealed emotional wounds all play a role. Consider working with a holistic gynecologist. ...Read more

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Had uterine artery embolization 3 weeks ago for delayed postpartum hemmorage I am now lightly bleeding with cramping. Is it to soon to for my period?

Possible: You could be having a light period especially if you are not nursing. If bleeding continues for longer than 5 days or becomes heavy you should notify your doctor. Sometimes there can be recurrence of uterine bleeding. ...Read more

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Could having an embolization (uterine artery, i guess) work on/help with endometriosis-related pain?

Could having an embolization (uterine artery, i guess) work on/help with endometriosis-related pain?

Consider options: Embolization is not a standard treatment. Most treatments are aimed at removing the endometriosis (surgery) or thinning its growth (medical). Medical options include continuous birth control pills, progesterone, and lupron (leuprolide). These are more common to treat pain. Surgery is usually laparoscopic and removal of endo is better than cautery of endo. Surgery is more helpful for fertility. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more