The need for a second UFE is rare, but it does happen in a few patients. Dr. Linda Hughes, M.D., explains the reasons this might happen.
“It’s extremely unusual for someone to need a second uterine fibroid embolization or UFE, but in a small amount of patients there is flow coming from other sources besides the uterine arteries. Depending on the age of the patient and their desire for future fertility or having children will determine how aggressive we are with that individual with an embolization. So, in a small percentage of patients it’s not unusual for them to have to come back for a second embolization.”
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