Incomplete Uterine Fibroid Embolization

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I had my procedure on Jan 5 2017 unfortunatley I have not had any  success with this option. The Interventional radiologist informed me that he was not able to complete my procedure due to my veins being too small he said that he treated the left side where my largest fibroids are but could not treat the right side , he performed the UFE by going through my wrist instead of my groin area. This is week 3 and I am still having severe pain I am still taking percocet and ibuprofen 600mg. I am very disappointed and disgusted. He offered to repeat the procedure but I am leary about this. I am left with feeling hopeless and wondering what to do. I went to another doctor for a second opinion and he suggested that I have a partial hysterecromy which i dont want because of all the crazy side effects. I am 47 years old and I do not want to go into to early menopause, have crazy moods swings ,decreased sex drive etc.

Does anyone know any awesome doctors in Dallas Texas or Shreveport Louisiana that maybe able to repeat my UFE successfully please help I want to keep my uterus 

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    Sorry to hear that.

    I had a failed novasure and still have my fibroid.

    I am 44yrs old and am scared of having a hysterecomy like you.

    Ive had my children and rather than going through other ops and them failing I am now considering just having my womb removed. (My fibroid is on the outer edge of my womb) need some quality of life back.

    Spoke to my dr today and he agrees with me as I had lost some faith with my consultant.

    Hope all goes well for you.

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      I also had the ablation in 2014 which did not help me either I pray that we both get some relief soon from these fibroids they cause so much pain and it does rob us of our quality of life praying for better days we as women go through so much 😞

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