Okay so now let’s talk about pregnancy.
There are a couple of studies that show that having a UFE procedure increases
your risk of miscarriage by about five percent. Okay. So myomectomy has a
higher successful pregnancy in birth rate for those reasons if a woman wants
to get pregnant I recommend myomectomy. On the other hand
if your fibroids have kept you from getting pregnant and if your infertility is
from fibroids having the UFE increases your chance of pregnancy by 35 to 40
percent. So, I have patients who want to get pregnant they can’t get pregnant
they go to the gynecologist “Doctor so-and-so so I want to get pregnant” and the answer is
you need a hysterectomy. So I have several patients who are in that
situation I have a few other patients also who I want to get pregnant and I
will not have surgery I will not have any kind of surgery which means I won’t
have a myomectomy. For those women there is no alternative
they can either say okay doing hysterectomy
and I’m just gonna give up my chance of getting pregnant or I would do a UFE.
And these women I would do a UFE. Absolutely and I’ll just tell you
that two days ago I got a text from one of my patients she sent me a picture of
her six month old little boy who this woman was 31 years old, two gynecologist told her you have to have a hysterectomy and I did a UFE and now
she’s got a six month old boy. So that’s the answer on pregnancy.
I recommend myomectomy if a woman still wants to get pregnant and if she
won’t have surgery or can’t have or gynecology don’t do a myomectomy
then I’ll do the UFE.