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Here are a few questions that come up regularly about fibroids:

Do all cases of fibroids require treatment?

No. Treatment is only required in 10% to 20% of fibroid cases. Most fibroid cases don’t cause any symptoms.

Can this prevent a hysterectomy?

Yes. The UFE procedure may reduce the need for hysterectomy substantially. 1/3 of all hysterectomies in the U.S. are linked to fibroids.

How do I prepare for the procedure?

We will carefully explain what the instructions are before the procedure, and we’ll provide you with written instructions too.

What if I feel nervous before the procedure?

A mild sedative is given an hour before the procedure to help you relax. This helps ease nerves considerably. 

Can I have uterine fibroid embolization if I still want to get pregnant?

UFE is not recommended if you are planning to get pregnant. There is a small amount of evidence that suggests a slightly higher miscarriage rate if you have a UFE. It is certainly possible to have a normal pregnancy, normal delivery, and normal baby after having the procedure, but if you have the option to have another treatment for your fibroids, that would be safest until further data is available about pregnancy after UFE. If a woman has been told that hysterectomy is her only treatment option, we would be happy to discuss the possibility of UFE with her.

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Fibroid Institute Dallas serves the DFW area including Dallas, Duncanville, DeSoto, Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Cockrell Hill, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Hutchins, Irving, Highland Park, University Park, Park Cities, Garland, Mesquite, Richardson, Dallas, Addison, Carrollton, Plano, Allen, and all of North Texas. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Prior to starting any new treatment or questions regarding a medical condition, always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider.