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Symptoms after UFE

November 26th, 2009

UFE is intended to impede the blood flow to the uterus by way of blocking blood supply to the uterine artery and for that reason, it should not influence the function of the ovaries that dictate the onset of your cycles.

However, there can be varying degrees of sharing of the blood supply between the uterus and ovaries (collateral blood supply) which can influence the function of the ovaries after UFE.  If this is the case, your cycle should resume on schedule the following month.  If it does not, or you are skeptical about your individual situation, we suggest that you consult your physician to ensure that you are not experiencing premature menopause.

Premature menopause occurs in a small number of women and its cause is unknown.  Patients older than the age of 40 may face a higher risk of premature menopause as they are closer in age to approaching  menopause.

Regarding the abdominal swelling that you are experiencing, it should gradually subside. Abdominal fullness or swelling is common after the procedure and the time it takes for the swelling to go down varies on an individual bases.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our medical team at 866-362-6463. We will be more than happy to answer any of your post-UFE questions!

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One Response to “Symptoms after UFE”

  1. KIM says:

    I had UFE three days ago and my stomach is very swollen and hard. I was very pleased to see that this is typical. Can you give me a range of time it takes to subside? Does the procedure also cause constipation?

    I also experienced pain in my upper torso. Could this be gas?

    Thank you.

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