What You Need to Know About Uterine Artery Embolism
One problem that is a rare but potentially dangerous pregnancy complication is uterine artery embolism (UAE). This video shows some of the essential things to know about uterine embolization.
Urinary artery embolism is a medical emergency that usually includes symptoms like vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, bloating, and pain during intercourse.
If not treated, this UAE can lead to death.
What is uterine artery embolization? This invasive medical procedure is used to treat urinary tract conditions, such as uterine fibroids. This process is minimally evasive and involves inserting a small catheter into an artery using X-ray guidance to block the artery and reduce blood flow to the area. Thus this procedure is suitable for treating bleeding and bulk symptoms.
UAE treatment is highly effective and does not require a hospital stay. Once treatment is done, the pain can be controlled using medication regimens and can only last up to 7 days. And even though UAE can be life-threatening at times, pregnancy is still possible.
Uterine artery embolization can also be performed on an outpatient basis, which makes it cost-effective. It is an effective and trusted treatment option for patients with urinary tract conditions.