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Is artery embolisation for fibroids safe?

Q: I am a 39 years old female wanting to undergo treatment for fibroids. How safe is artery embolisation? Where is this treatment available in India?

A:Artery embolisation for fibroids is available in very few centres and there is a risk of recurrence involved as well. You need to take an informed decision depending how crucial it is for you to keep your uterus, depending on your age and number of children, and how much the fibroid is causing symptoms. Surgical treatment is a final one time if more children are not wanted, and has the added advantage of protecting against cancers later on, but has the small (1-2%) risks of possible complications.


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