Diagnosed with Fibroids in the Dallas Area?
Learn if Non-Surgical Treatment of Fibroids is for You
If you've been diagnosed with fibroid tumors, you may be deciding what treatment is best for you. Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive and non-surgical treatment that is a great option to relieve your fibroid symptoms. Call North Texas Fibroids in the Dallas-Fort Worth area at (972)724-2000 to schedule an appointment today. We are conveniently location to surrounding areas of Plano, Denton, McKinney, Arlington, Irving and Garland Texas
Determining when to get treatment for fibroids, either before, during, or after pregnancy, is a common question many women have. The best way to know for sure if you are a good UFE candidate is to schedule a consultation with Dallas fibroid specialist Robert Handley MD. He will schedule you for a pelvic MRI prior to the consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Handley will review your past medical records and history, discuss your symptoms and review the results of your pelvic MRI with you thoroughly. If you are a good candidate for UFE, the procedure can be scheduled at our Flower Mound office near Dallas. If you are not a good candidate for UFE, he will discuss the findings of your consultation with your OB-GYN or primary care physician so you can pursue alternative treatment options.
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Is UFE Right for Me?
You may be a candidate for uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), also known as uterine artery embolization (UAE), if you fit into any of the following categories:
- Women who are experiencing the symptoms of uterine fibroids
- Women who want to retain their uterus and are looking for alternatives to hysterectomy
- Women who do not desire surgery
- Women who may be poor surgical candidates; e.g. obesity, bleeding disorders, anemia
- Women who are not pregnant
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.
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 procedure 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. Next step is to discuss with your physician how best to treat your uterine fibroids.
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