How Long Does It Take for Uterine Fibroids To Shrink After Embolization?

Uterine fibroids can be challenging, causing discomfort and impacting well-being. Alternative options to hysterectomy, such as uterine fibroid embolization, may be less invasive. At Zenith Vascular & Fibroid Center in Memphis, TN, the compassionate team is committed to listening, addressing needs, and guiding patients through this journey with empathy. Patient well-being is our top priority, and our team will work closely to find the most suitable solution.

How Long Does It Take To Shrink A Fibroid

The timeline for each patient may vary. In general, you can expect fibroids that have been treated with uterine fibroid embolization to begin shrinking in about two or three months. At this point, you should start feeling your symptoms improve. In fact, as the fibroids continue to shrink even more over time, your symptoms should shrink right along with them. Learn more about how to shrink your painful uterine fibroids.

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Why Choose UFE?

Thousands of women in the US consider a hysterectomy each year. This is often a desperate attempt to treat the symptoms of uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroid embolization can offer an alternative treatment that is much less invasive and allows you to keep your uterus intact.

How Does UFE Work?

This minimally-invasive treatment works by blocking the blood supply that feeds fibroids. With no way to feed themselves, the treated fibroids should then shrink. The first step will be to insert a tiny catheter into your upper thigh.

Using a special x-ray for expert precision, we will move the catheter through the blood vessels until it reaches your fibroid. Once we’ve reached the fibroid, tiny particles known as embolization spheres will be released to block the fibroid’s blood source, which is its food supply.


Uterine Fibroid Embolization Quiz

Find out if you’re a candidate for uterine fibroid embolization, a minimally invasive procedure to treat fibroid tumors of the uterus. Answer a few questions, get your results, and get in touch with Zenith Vascular & Fibroid Center for a consultation!