Fibroids are benign growths that affect the body and lining of the uterus. They can appear on the surface of...
Is there a possibility my fibroids might come back?
When done by a skilled operator, uterine artery embolization will treat all existing fibroids regardless of their number, size and location. In that regard, it is a much better choice than myomectomy where only the major fibroid is treated, leaving behind other smaller fibroids which will potentially cause issues in the future and need reintervention. The rate of recurrence with myomectomy is reported to be 30%.
With embolization, the adequately treated fibroids will not recur. Hence, choosing the right doctor with the right skills and experience is very important. In general, if you are prone to developing fibroids because of genetic predisposition, theoretically there is a slight chance that years down the road, you may form new ones but you are less likely to have a recurrence of the already treated fibroids.