Fibroids are a common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding, especially in women over age 40. While there are several options for treating fibroids, uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is one of the most effective treatments available. Multiple studies have shown UFE to be a safe and effective treatment for fibroids. There are a few risks associated with the procedure including bleeding, infection, non-target embolization, and damage to other structures. However, these risks are minimal. UFE in Houston also has some side effects. Post-embolization syndrome is characterized by fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and low-grade fevers that are an inflammatory reaction to the procedure. This is often successfully managed by analgesics and anti-nausea medication. This usually subsides in 1-2 days. Increased pain immediately after the procedure where you may experience increased pain and cramping following the procedure, due to the embolization. This is often successfully managed with painkillers. As a top fibroid treatment specialist in Houston, Access Vascular Health has helped hundreds of women overcome the pain and worries of fibroids.