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UFE vs. Hysterectomy Recovery Time

Uterine Fibroid Embolization is generally a same-day procedure. You’ll come in on the day of the procedure. The procedure itself takes about an hour, recovery is three to four hours, and then you can go home. There will be some discomfort because we’ve cut off the blood flow so, the fibroids become dying tissue. These symptoms can be managed, but we usually tell our patients to take it easy and avoid physical activity for five days. Hysterectomies, on the other hand, require a hospital stay. The stay could require one to two days depending on your case and if there were any complications. In addition, the incision requires seven to 10 days of recovery time at home.

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