Reviews for Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Uterine fibroid embolization will shrink fibroid tumors to help symptoms that Helena was having, including painful cramps and heavy bleeding. Know all of your treatment options including UFE.
UFE Opened A Whole New World Of Options - Helena
My lifestyle, before the UFE, was…I didn’t really have a lot of symptoms. What I did notice in my early thirties, when I started having cramps once a month, each month each year, the cramps got worse and worse and worse. I got to the point that I was taking ibuprofen for the pain, and finally I started taking prescription ibuprofen for the pain, it was just unbearable.
By the time I got into my forties, they had invented Aleve. I started taking Aleve and that seemed to help, but I was taking like six Aleve a day for two days in a row, when the pain, the menstrual cramp pains were so bad.
I think the first time I understood that I had fibroids was when I was out on a concert tour with a musical artist. I was in my bunk and I happened to feel a lump in my stomach. I was a little alarmed, I wasn’t that concerned about it. I thought, well, when I get back home, which was probably going to be a couple months, I was going to have to go to the doctor and find out what that was, because it was on the right side, but it wasn’t on the left side, so I knew it didn’t belong there.
I had fibroids. In my particular case they were on a stem. They weren’t really attached to my uterus, but they were outside my uterus. They were going to continue to grow….and that was how I found out that I had them.
The way I felt when I had fibroids was I just noticed that my stomach was getting larger. Pretty soon I finally had that four month pregnancy look which I didn’t find very flattering at all. I noticed they were getting larger and larger, so I thought, okay, I’ve got to do something.
I did notice that I started to get lower back pain which I had attributed to the fibroids and I did have heavy, heavy, heavy bleeding. I had no other forms of treatment before the UFE. I had no Lupron, I had nothing.
Once I found out about the UFE procedure, it was very easy. The options that were given to me at the time I found out that I had fibroids was a hysterectomy or have them cut out. I was advised by my doctor that if I had them cut out, that they would just grow back again.
When I found out about the UFE procedure, I wanted to find out more about it. I said this was something that sounded like that was an alternative for me.
The decision for me, between a hysterectomy or a myomectomy…a hysterectomy was just out of the question. That was not an option for me. The myomectomy was probably what I had settled for. It wasn’t what I wanted. I had decided that that’s was what I would have when it came to that time. But, then when the UFE commercial came on the radio, and I went to the website, it opened up a whole new world, another treatment option that was available to me.
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