Fibroids are benign growths that affect the body and lining of the uterus. They can appear on the surface of...
Is fibroid embolization safe? Any complications I should worry about?
Uterine fibroid embolization is one of the safest and most successful procedures to undergo in the treatment of fibroids. It is definitely safer than invasive surgery such as hysterectomy and myomectomy. Bleeding and infections are very rare in a controlled environment such as our practice. Uterine injury is unlikely with proper skills and technique. Blood clots risk is reduced with the use of compressive stockings. You will be able to ambulate much quicker than with any other procedure. The overwhelming majority of patients do not experience any major side effects. Some patients do experience flu like symptoms immediately after the procedure. This is called post embolization syndrome and is transient in nature.
In reviewing the literature, few side eeffcets are reported such as thromboembolism, endometritis and transient or permanent amenorrhea.