How will I feel throughout a Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) procedure?


The doctors that take care of you during and after your procedure will do everything they can to make sure you’re comfortable and have everything you need. Dr. Linda Hughes, M.D., details what kind of experience you’ll have with ufe.

“In terms of how you will feel during the actual procedure, it’s performed with what we call a moderate or twilight sedation, so the patient is very comfortable with the sedation agent as well as the pain medication.

“The first 12-18 hours can be uncomfortable in terms of cramping and abdominal pelvic discomfort, the patients are given non steroidal anti inflammatories, such as ibuprofen, as well as a small dose of a narcotic to keep them comfortable. Usually that cramping lasts for about seven to ten days, the first one to two days being the worst, and each day, gradually the cramping improves.”

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