IS UFE PAINFUL?

There is no pain during UFE. The procedure is done under local anesthesia and sedation in the angio suite through a 1-2mm puncture hole at the groin. After UFE, there may be pain particularly during the first day, which is treated with intravenous pain killers. In some centers including ours, a special nerve block is also done during the UFE, which eliminates most of the pain on the first day. After UFE, besides the pain, nausea, fatigue and lack of apetite may also be seen for a couple of days. The patients typically stay at the hospital for 1-2 days and then, they can be discharged with oral medications.