IS UFE SAFE?

UFE is considered to be a very safe procedure. However, like any other medical intervention, it has also some risks, although they are less common and milder compared with those of myomectomy and hysterectomy. After UFE, in less than 1% of the patients, an infection may develop in the uterus which may require hospitalization and antibiotic treatment. In some patients, mensturation may stop after UFE. In most patients, this is temporary and menstural bleeding will start normally in a couple of months. In others, it may be permanent. Permanent stop of mensturation is rare but more likely to occur in premenapausal (45-55 years of age) women.