If you have uterine fibroids, UAE is not your only treatment option. Other treatment options include surgery, such as a hysterectomy or myomectomy, or hormonal therapy using gonadotropin-releasing hormone. However, while UAE is a minimally invasive procedure, surgery is not, and has the risk of potentially serious complications. Meanwhile, hormonal therapy is more often use as a way of shrinking tumors before surgery, but these tumors tend to grow back.
If you’ve been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, it’s important to talk with your doctor about all your options to figure out which one is best for you.