Uterine artery embolisation or UAE is one of the treatment options that can help with fibroids. It is a non-surgical procedure that can reduce the size of the fibroids by cutting off their blood supply.
UAE may be a suitable treatment for you if:
UAE is a non-surgical procedure that will usually be performed by a radiologist as it involves the use of X-rays. The UAE procedure can reduce the size of your fibroids so that they don’t need to be removed surgically. It may therefore be able to help you avoid a hysterectomy, although there may be other surgical options to consider.
You will need to take it easy for a couple of weeks after the procedure and you may experience some pain, bruising, vaginal discharge, or a mild fever. There is also a small risk of infection, which may require additional treatment. As the treatment takes effect and the fibroid shrink, you should start to see an improvement in your symptoms.