Sunday, 1 January 2017

UFE: Assuring Women with a Fibroid-free and Painless Life

In current era, a large number of women suffer from intolerable menstrual cramps as well as heavy bleeding. These symptoms must not be overlooked as the majority of women with such signs may have uterine fibroids. Are you aware what uterine fibroids exactly are? Well, these are non-cancerous tumours that develop in or around uterus, the female reproductive system. The size of these fibroids may vary from one another. Doctors are still in doubt as to why these lumps appear but they are certain that these tumours mature in the presence of hormones such as oestrogen. The painful symptoms of fibroids and the procedure for the optimal treatment of this condition are mentioned in the following write-up.

Symptoms of Fibroids

Women, who are experiencing the following signs, are likely to have uterine fibroids. If you’re suffering from any of these conditions, it’s high time for you to consult a doctor.

  • Heavy and painful period, which lasts for longer time
  • Acute pain in the lower abdomen and pelvic region and swelling of these areas
  •  Increase cramping during menstruation
  •  Frequent urination
  • Pain and discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • Constipation

The most common treatment for fibroids is hysterectomy but it has its own risks. Hence, most of the patients are advised to go for UFE or Uterine Fibroid Embolisation. It is a minimal invasive process and thus, is considered much beneficial. However, before delving into the procedure itself, let us know the ways by which these tumours are diagnosed.

Women must contact a gynaecologist, in order to have a pelvic exam. This preliminary phase would detect the lumps in the uterus. Ultrasound and Pelvic MRI are some tests that are to be conducted, in order to know the exact size and location of the fibroids. In the following discussion, the best treatment for fibroid cure is described in detail.

Uterine fibroid Embolisation (UFE)

The procedure could be divided into the following steps:

  •  The interventional radiologist makes a small incision in the artery of the upper leg.
  • Tiny particles are injected into the artery through the incision.
  • These particles get infused in those blood vessels, which supply nutrients to the fibroids and help them to grow.
  • The injected particles start absorbing the nutrients.
  • Being devoid of sufficient nutrient supply, the fibroids start shrinking and disappear gradually.
UFE is proven the best treatment for fibroids and the related symptoms, in a risk-free manner. Patients need to stay in hospitals overnight and are sedated. However, general anaesthesia or ventilation is not required. The medical institutions with an excellent angiographic theatre and skilled interventional radiologist provide these treatments at a reasonable price. Unlike hysterectomy, UFE preserves your uterus and offers you a pain-free and comfortable experience.