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.
UAE. Uae is much safer. It is less invasive and has a shorter recovery timer. More importantly the woman gets to keep her uterus.
UAE. Uae probably safer since done under conscious sedation vs general anesthesia, no risk to ureter, bladder, or bowel.
Depends. On your health factors. Please see your gynecologist and see an interventional radiologist to discuss what's best for you. See fibroids1.Com and sirweb.Com for info.

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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...
UAE. Uae is a procedure to treat symptomatic fibroids, or those causing bleeding, pain, or bulk symptoms. Basically, a catheter is used to access the uterine arteries, which supply blood to the uterus. Small particles are then infused into the arteries to block them off. Because the uterus has other blood supply and fibroids are usually only supplied by these arteries, the fibroids die. Read more...

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

Not a condition. Uterine artery embolization (uae) is actually a medical/surgical procedure and not a medical condition. Uae is often used to treat fibroids in the uterus. It involves delivering particles through a catheter into the arteries providing the blood supply to these large uterine masses. By blocking the blood supply, the fibroids shrink and may no longer cause symptoms. Read more...
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...

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...
Depends. If one large fibroid and serosal in location( on the surface) with a narrow stalk then myomectomy. If multiple with different locations then ufe. If desires pregnancy then either since ufe not proven in patients who can't get pregnant because of a fibriod. Ufe is minimally invasive. See an interventional radiologist in your area for an opinion. You can find them on sirweb.Org. Read more...

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...