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Hysterectomy side effects- is it possible to get uterine fibroid embolization?

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Dr. John Lipman
Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) allows a woman to not only avoid all of surgical risks associated with hysterectomy but also risks of what happens to these women without their uterus.
Having a hysterectomy particularly before age 50 and despite leaving in the ovaries increases their risk for osteoporosis and heart disease. It also affects many women psychologically & sexually. Ufe avoids this.

In brief: Yes

Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) allows a woman to not only avoid all of surgical risks associated with hysterectomy but also risks of what happens to these women without their uterus.
Having a hysterectomy particularly before age 50 and despite leaving in the ovaries increases their risk for osteoporosis and heart disease. It also affects many women psychologically & sexually. Ufe avoids this.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It's possible

But why? When you ablate or embolize, there is pain and bleeding, and the reason to have a hysterectomy is to avoid both.
It is efficient, and the "sound good" embolization means it's still there to bleed another day.

In brief: It's possible

But why? When you ablate or embolize, there is pain and bleeding, and the reason to have a hysterectomy is to avoid both.
It is efficient, and the "sound good" embolization means it's still there to bleed another day.
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. John Lipman
Why? Because many women want to avoid losing their uterus and the risks of undergoing surgery. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) allows women to treat the symptoms from fibroids and keep their uterus which is important even in women not interested in future fertility.
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