What it is – It is a non- surgical treatment called Uterine Artery Embolization it is done without any scar in abdomen and it need just mild sedation. No risk of blood loss or blood transfusion. It can be done in women who: -
How it is done - "Uterine fibroid embolization is a non-invasive, non-surgical outpatient procedure. This procedure blocks the blood supply of the arteries that supply fibroids causing them to shrink. Embolization uses angiographic techniques to place a catheter into the uterine arteries so that particles the size of grains of sand can be injected through catheter and into the blood supply of the fibroids.
Side effects – about 1% chances for infection is typically characterized by fever and smell from vagina. It needed typically antibiotics and it subsided in 99% of women, remaining may need another surgical procedure. Mild pelvic pain will remain for 1-2 days it is controlled very well by simple pain medication.
Mild fever also aspected, it is well control by paracetalmole oral tablets. About a half percentage of the woman land-up in short term menopause letter they may resume normal periods.
Pros & Cons of surgery – it shows overall successes rate is about 96-98% which is unlikely in other method of treating fibroids.