Uterine fibroid treatment

Uterine fibroid embolization

In many women, uterine fibroids cause bleeding and can lead to pain in the lower back as well as other uncomfortable symptoms. Bleeding can be stopped and the fibroids can be caused to shrink using a surgical procedure called Uterine Fibroid Embolization. In this procedure, a catheter is placed into the femoral artery and extended to the uterine arteries. A solution of tiny particles then is injected through the catheter. This solution causes the blood flow to be blocked in the fibroids from the inside. This stops the bleeding and reduces the fibroid.

This procedure is preferable for the treatment of uterine fibroids because it is not as invasive as surgery or a hysterectomy. Recovery time is much faster and the procedure has a very high success rate in eliminating the symptoms of bleeding and pain.

•    pelvic congestion syndrome treatment

Women with varicose veins in their lower abdomen can experience pain and discomfort from a condition called Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. A variety of symptoms can present themselves with this syndrome such as pain following intercourse or menstruation, irritable bladder, vaginal discharge or the appearance of varicose veins on the vulva, buttocks or thigh. When all the other possibilities for abdominal pain have been ruled out, an MRI, diagnostic venogram or embolotherapy can assist in making a diagnosis of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome.

An embolization can be done to treat the varicose veins and restore normal blood flow. This minimally invasive procedure is performed under local anesthetic by inserting a very thin catheter into the femoral artery. Using imaging systems, the catheter is guided to the site of the varicose veins and used to release a liquid that damages and destroys the varicose veins. With the damaged vein eliminated, normal blood flow is restored to area as blood is rerouted through healthy veins.