What Should Women Expect from a UFE Consult
When a patient initially comes in for a consultation, we’re looking for a medical history, a surgical history, allergies, and medication reconciliation. The most important thing is learning what the woman has been going through with her periods, any bleeding issues, any pain associated with her cycle, urinary frequency, and constipation. We ask all of these questions to find out if these symptoms are, in fact, due to uterine fibroids. Typically, an ultrasound is used for the diagnosis of uterine fibroids. Often, the patient already has prior testing, and they’ve been referred by their GYN. They already know that they have fibroids and have come to us to discuss their options. Then there are times when they have found us on social media, and they say, “I know that this is what I have. My mother had a hysterectomy. My aunt has fibroids. I just know that it’s something that I’ve been dealing with. I just haven’t officially been diagnosed.” We will send the patient for an ultrasound to determine whether they do have fibroids. That investigation includes an MRI. Learn more at https://americanendovascular.com/uterine-fibroids/
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