Women, take note. You can now restore your fertility non-surgically
A study has found that a minimally invasive treatment can help restore fertility in women with uterine fibroids.fitness Updated: Jun 13, 2017 16:11 IST
Here’s good news for women who wish to have babies, as a study has found that a minimal invasive treatment can help restore fertility in women with uterine fibroids - smooth muscle tumors of the uterus.
Uterine fibroids, abnormal masses of fiber and muscle tissue in the wall of the uterus, are considered one of the most common causes of infertility and complications related to pregnancy.
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a less invasive option that involves injection of an embolic agent, typically made up of very small beads, into the uterine arteries to block the blood supply to the uterus and fibroids. As the fibroids die and begin to shrink, the uterus fully recovers.
The standard treatment option for such women is myomectomy, or surgical removal of the fibroids. However, myomectomy is not always possible or effective and can result in major complications including hysterectomy, according to study co-author Joao Martins Pisco from Radiological Society of North America.
“Our findings show that UFE is a fertility-restoring procedure in women with uterine fibroids, who wish to conceive and pregnancy following UFE appears to be safe with low morbidity,” Dr Pisco said. “In our study there are now almost 200 newborns following UFE,” he added.
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First Published: Jun 13, 2017 16:10 IST