During UFE, tiny beads are injected into the fibroid(s) vessels, cutting off blood flow.
Without blood flow, the fibroids shrink and die, and symptoms are reduced or eliminated.
If you’re suffering from fibroids and are looking to maintain fertility, we recommend you talk to a specialist, and discuss your fertility goals. Your doctor will help you weigh the benefits of treatment against the possibility of pregnancy issues.
Any procedure performed on the uterus to treat fibroids -including UFE- can lead to potential issues with future pregnancy including low birth weight, premature delivery, and miscarriage.