Uterine Fibroid Embolization

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Topic Title: Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Created On: 01/03/2005 04:37 PM

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 08/13/2013 02:20 AM

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Loraine19

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Is it advisable for a patient who has fibroid as big as 15 inch..just like a baby?


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 03/10/2009 04:35 PM

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s31105

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I recently had UAE performed at Froedtert Hospital of Wisconsin. They did a perfect job with theprocedure.Pain was totally managed. My uterus was at 20 weeks. The Uae was done Feb 5,2009.Dr. Robert Hieb interventional radiologist did the UAE. Great guy.I also had a laproscopric myomectomy 4 years ago. That did not last long enough to get me to menopause so I chose to do UAE now.I never had a concern about bleeding with my fibriods just bulk. I am wondering if anyonecan tell me when they have seen and felt bulk [email protected]
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 03/10/2009 04:25 PM

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s31105

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Hi,I read your comments on your Uae procedure. I just had the procedure done on Feb. 5th 2009.The Uae went perfectly fine. My uterus was quite large 20 weeks. Can anyone tell me when they felt bulkreduction. I never had bleeding concerns just feeling of bulk.Thanks for [email protected]
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 11/05/2007 12:22 PM

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anjelean

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Hi,If you're still active on this site can you please let me know your outcome with the UFE?Or anyone else reading this who has had UFE done.you can email me direct: [email protected]!!
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 02/07/2006 05:33 PM

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cynriley

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Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I will undergo the procedue on 2/27/06 and expect a positive experience.
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 02/07/2006 05:29 PM

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cynriley

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Thank you so very much for sharing your experience. I will undergo the procedure on 2/27 and expect the best result.
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 05/13/2005 03:20 PM

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mechelle36

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Hi I recently had the UFE done this year in March, unfortunenate like you my pain lasted a month, after the two weeks medication I got from the radiologist, my gyneacologist had to give me an injection for the pain plus tablets. Nevertheless I was happy with my decision for choosing UFE. My fibroid was making me look like if I was four(4) months pregnant. My only problem now is that how long did you take to past out dead fibroids and is your fibroid area hard or soft. Most of all this is my biggest question did your stomach got back flat.
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 03/17/2005 10:48 AM

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Susmita

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I had the UFE done last August, after about six years of terrible symptoms that were really affecting my life. My ob/gyn also pushed for a hysterectomy, but I couldn't see having major surgery (and losing an organ) for something that was not life-threatening. I was back to work in a week, no problem. Probably could have gone back a day or two sooner, but just decided to play it safe. The only painkiller I took after I got home was Motrin (they gave me percoset, a narcotic, but I didn't need it). I was back at the gym in 10 days. As for the swelling where they insert the catheter, I didn't have any. I was a little nervous about the punctures, and they warn you to watch them for a few days in case they bleed, but mine didn't. They did advise me to take a stool softener for the first few days, so you don't have to strain during a bowel movement, which I suppose could aggravate the punctures. But I had absolutely no problem. Please e-mail me if you would like more information, I'd be happy to answer any questions you have about my procedure. My results have been very positive, btw. I recently had my iron levels checked, and they are back to normal without taking any iron supplements or even vitamins w/iron. With the fibroids, I had been severely anemic for several years. Good luck!
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 02/28/2005 04:19 PM

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JJones7506

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Thank you so much for your input. I feel better about the procedure now. I have heard that some people have terrible cramps and I have a low tolerance for pain, so I am a bit anxious. I am anxious to get back to work after the procedure. Do you recommend going back to work in a day or two? Is there much pain or swelling at the site on your leg where the catheter was inserted?
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 02/25/2005 07:51 PM

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wendylmong

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I just underwent the UFE procedure one week ago. My gyneacologist is not so keen of me choosing this procedure instead of hysterectomy. But I am really glad I chose UFE. I feel so good now and back to work in one week. The UFE procedure is just like a piece of cake! You don't have to be afraid or anything because it is not painful at all.
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 02/17/2005 12:15 PM

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JJones7506

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I am 43 years old and have 2 fibroids which are causing heavy bleeding and clotting. I have been on the birth control pill to control the bleeding for the last year and now it has quit working. I have become extremely anemic. My doctor is recommending hysterectomy or UFE. I am just not dealing well with the idea of a hysterectomy, so I was hoping that someone may have some information on UFE. Any advice or opinions would be greatly appeciated.
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 01/06/2005 09:57 PM

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san67

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Thanks for all of your help!!??!! You are all sooo kind!??!
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 01/03/2005 04:37 PM

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san67

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Hi, I am looking for any information on the Uterine Fibroid Embolization procedure. I was diagnosed in October of 2003 with uterine fibroids, and they are growing rapidly. And I am faced with a big decision. My OBGYN wants me to have a Hysterectomy ( I am 37 years old) and I really want to do that as a LAST resort. I have an appointment tomorrow 1/04/05 with a radiologist to talk about the UFE procedure. I am like so confused and scared right now. I would like to talk to someone who had this procedure done. Or the Hysterectomy. Thanks, Sandi
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