Uterine Fibroid Embolization

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Topic Title: Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Created On: 02/21/2005 10:57 AM

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 04/24/2006 09:59 PM

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reelgreenforest

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Wendy;I am considering having a UAE but I am very scared of the complications. At 47 I was hoping to just wait them out to menapause. But two of them are 7 cm and it is getting uncomfortable.How do you feel now? I have submucosal fibroids.ThanksMonica
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 02/28/2005 11:20 AM

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Blondi1336

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Dear Anon: As long as you are not having any negative symptoms, I would say that a hysterectomy is not the way to go at this time. I myself (39yrs w/ two children) had problems with low iron/anemia for three years & had several other bad symptoms that I decided that I did not want to go thru any longer- opted for a partial hysterectomy. I do not regret my decision (by my own choice I was back to work 2 1/2 weeks after having the surgery & doing well), but I would not recommend having it unless you are absolutely sure that is what YOU want. As the person before me, I welcome you to e-mail me if you have any further questions. All my best, Sherri
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 02/27/2005 11:50 AM

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wendylmong

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I just underwent UFE for my fibroids. My gynecologist suggested me to have hysterectommy. However, I reluctant to go for it. UFE is a very simple procedure and done as outpatient. You will recover in one week with UFE unlike hysterectomey it may be from 6 to 12 weeks. I'm very happy and very satisfied with my progress after the embolization. If you need further details about this procedure, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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 02/27/2005 11:50 AM

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wendylmong

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I just underwent UFE for my fibroids. My gynecologist suggested me to have hysterectommy. However, I reluctant to go for it. UFE is a very simple procedure and done as outpatient. You will recover in one week with UFE unlike hysterectomey it may be from 6 to 12 weeks. I'm very happy and very satisfied with my progress after the embolization. If you need further details about this procedure, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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 02/21/2005 10:57 AM

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Patann08

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My doctor discovered that my fibroids had enlargened since my last pap smear exam. He wants to remove them surgically and he recommends removing my uterus (but will leave my ovaries). I am not having any discomfort or complications. I am 42 years old and I do not plan to have more children. Is this the best treatment or should I leave them alone since I am not having any problems?
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