How long should I expect to be off work after having a Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) procedure?
So it varies by the person, varies on how you tolerate pain and I like to explain to my patients there is a difference between pain and suffering. Pain is the physical stimulus like athletes will go through a lot of pain, they are not suffering, they enjoy the sport. Mothers give child birth there’s the physical pain that’s associated but they don’t suffer they want another child. So after we do the procedure, your fibroids are going to scream. It’s going to tell you there’s something not right here and we give you pain medicine, and depending on your response to it, if you manage it well, you’ll be back to work way sooner. A lot of my patients will be working from home, they’ll work off their laptops and things like that.
You’ll have some discomfort doing it but most of my patients are back at work by a week. You compare that to open surgery or myomectomy or one of those things, you spend a lot of time off work and in a lot of pain.