Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) usually requires a hospital stay of one night. Medications that control swelling are typically prescribed following the procedure to treat cramping and discomfort. Many women resume light activities in a few days, and the majority of women are able to return to normal activities within 7 to 10 days.
On average, 90 percent of women who have the procedure experience significant or total relief of heavy bleeding. The procedure is about 85 percent effective in treating the pain caused by fibroids. Recurrence of treated fibroids is very rare.
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