Treat Fibroid Tumors With Uterine Fibroid Embolization

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With the ever-changing lifestyle and eating habits, health conditions are negatively taking an instant toll, especially on Women. The trend of presenting oneself as modern has set the bar so high that people have started indulging themselves in unhealthy habits that hurt the body’s organs. It has been observed that females who generally neglect their health or indulge in unhealthy habits, or face an intense level of stress in their life, often have to face several health issues. One such issue is uterine fibroid which grows in the uterus and can develop during childbearing. The cause isn’t clear, but studies say risk involves either the family history of fibroids, obesity, or early onset of puberty.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is one of the most accessible and convenient procedures opted for treatment by an interventional radiologist. The procedure includes shrinking the non-cancerous tumors by blocking off their blood supply. Myomas are fibroid tumors that arise from the muscular wall of the uterus, causing heavy menstrual bleeding or pain in the pelvic region and pressure on the bladder or bowel, which makes the condition difficult. 

There are some essential points that a female should be aware of before undergoing the Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) treatment, which are as follows: 

Non-Surgical Treatment – the UFE treatment is non-surgical and uses real-time x-ray called fluoroscopy; this helps to guide the delivery of embolic agents to the uterus, which blocks the arteries that provide blood to the fibroids, resulting in shrinkage. Thus, giving relief from the pain.

Trusted Treatment – the UFE treatment has been used for decades. Previously it was used to treat trauma, malignant gynecological tumors, or sometimes hemorrhage after childbirth. In recent times, it has been used explicitly for the treatment of Uterine Fibroids.

Equipment & Medications Used – the doctor initially asks for MEI or Ultrasound to get an idea of the fibroids’ size, number, and location. Further, in some cases, laparoscopy or a biopsy of the inner lining of the uterus is performed to rule out the risk of cancer. Besides this, medications and synthetic materials, known as embolic agents, are used in treatment. 

Condition After the Treatment – the patient will get cramps in the belly after the procedure, for which painkillers will be provided. It is also advised to take small to moderate amounts of fluid which will help drain the waste from the vagina in the upcoming days. Deep breathing exercises are also recommended, which help in calming the body and keeping stress at bay. 

Precautions & Recommendations after Treatment – it is advised by the doctor to have a limited bowel movement as a precaution to prevent any inconvenience. Also, laxative and fluid intake for the prevention of constipation. In addition, using a douche or tampons or any sexual intercourse is strictly prohibited.

Follow-up is Necessary – after the treatment has been done, it is essential to visit the doctor from time to time as per the advice or the demand of follow-up by the doctor. The doctor might recommend an ultrasound or an MRI per the requirement to check for improvement in the condition. The doctor might even provide the necessary instructions according to the situation.

Thus, the Uterine Fibroid Embolization Treatment is a minimally invasive non-surgical intervention that has proven to be a boon for females suffering from uterine fibroids. The treatment is readily available and convenient to perform without indulging surgical instruments.