UFE and Fertility
When researching and reviewing alternatives to hysterectomy procedures and the other fibroid treatment options available, it is important to understand how different treatments can affect you and your lifestyle. If you decide on uterine artery embolization, also known as uterine fibroid embolization, becoming pregnant in the future can be extremely difficult.
While uterine artery embolization is an effective treatment for uterine fibroids, the effects that it has on the ability to become pregnant, on the development of the fetus, and the ability to carry the fetus to term have not been determined. There are some reports of women becoming pregnant after the uterine artery embolization process and having successful pregnancies. However, there is no conclusive data or scientific results that establish the safety of uterine fibroid embolization on fertility and pregnancy. Therefore, before choosing this fibroid treatment, it is very important that you understand the potential inability to conceive in the future.
Before choosing any kind of treatment, you should discuss all of the most up to date clinical data with your primary care provider or OB/Gyn. Knowing the various aspects and results of the treatment options that are available will help you make a more informed decision and choose the right treatment for you and your lifestyle.
Learn more about the potential risks and complications associated with UFE, or read more about this type of uterine fibroid treatment.