You may experience some mild to moderate abdominal pain immediately after the procedure. Some patients have much more severe abdominal pain and may be hospitalized for 24 to 48 hours for pain management.
A small number of patients may require hospitalization for the first 24 hours after the procedure. This is done, if needed, to control pain. Generally the abdominal cramps respond very well to pain pills.
The pain was excruciating following the procedure; how-ever, I was given pain medication to relieve the symptoms.
Also, I was very nauseous, but that passed quickly with medication the following day. The UFE was a much easier procedure for me to manage, and I would recommend it to any woman who is battling fibroid tumors but does not want a partial or full hysterectomy.