Uterine Fibroid Embolization - University of .After Uterine fibroid embolizAtion ... Uterine Fibroid
Uterine Fibroid Embolization - University of .After Uterine fibroid embolizAtion ... Uterine Fibroid

Uterine Fibroid Embolization - University of .After Uterine fibroid embolizAtion ... Uterine Fibroid

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  • Special inStructionS

    It is a good idea to have a heating pad at home to apply to your abdomen.

    You may want to wear a light day maxi-pad if you have spotting.

    Follow-up care

    Follow-up appointments are scheduled at two weeks and six months.

    If for some reason you did not receive an appointment card on discharge from the hospital, please call our office at (734) 936-4536, Option 1 to schedule your two week follow-up appointment.

    patient noteS:

    what to expect

    Symptoms typically include:

    Pelvic pain / cramping

    Nausea / vomiting

    Feeling tired

    Low-grade fever

    Poor appetite

    Flu-like symptoms

    Light spotting (can last up to 1 month)

    These symptoms usually last 5-10 days and may be more severe in some women than others. Often times, patients feel better 1-2 days after the procedure and then experience additional episodes of pain and cramping. For this reason we recommend taking your medications as prescribed for the first 3-4 days.

    what to watch For

    Call our office if any of the following occur:

    Fever greater than 102.5 or fever associated with sweating and chills

    Abnormal foul-smelling vaginal discharge

    Heavy bright red vaginal bleeding, different from your normal menstrual flow

    Pain or burning with urination Pelvic pain unrelieved by pain

    medication, and/or pain which lasts longer than two weeks

    activit y

    Avoid strenuous physical activity for 48 hours

    You may remove the band-aid from your groin after 24 hours and may shower

    Activity is not restricted after 48 hours. After the first 2-3 days, the way you feel is the best indicator of what you should and should not do

    There are no restrictions on resuming sexual activities

    If you are taking pain medication, do not drive or operate machinery

    diet

    You may resume your previous diet as tolerated.

    You may want to add more fiber to your diet in the form of fruits and vegetables to prevent constipation while taking pain medications.

    MedicationS

    Follow the medication regimen closely for the first 3-4 days.

    You will be given prescriptions at the time of discharge for pain medication (usually vicoden), motrin, colace (a stool softener), and phenergan (for nausea).

    After Uterine fibroid embolizAtion - PAtient dischArge instrUctions

    if you cannot reach medical assistance, seek care at an emergency room. take this form with you.

    monday - friday 8 Am - 5 Pm (734) 936-4536, option 1

    After hours and on weekends/ holidays: (734) 946-6267. Ask for the interventional radiologist on call

  • uterine Fibroid eMbolizationpatient discharge instructions

    t h e M i c h i g a n d i F F e r e n c e

    family medicine

    department of radiology interventional radiology

    1500 east Medical center dr. b1 d530 ann arbor, Mi 48109

    (734) 936-4536, option 1 Monday - Friday 8 aM - 5 pM

    after hours and on weekends/ holidays: (734) 946-6267 and ask for the interventional radiologist on call

    www.med.umich.edu/rad

    executive officers of the University of michigan health system: ora hirsch pescovitz, M.d., executive vice president for Medical affairs; James o. woolliscroft, M.d., dean, u-M Medical School; douglas Strong, chief executive officer, u-M hospitals and health centers; Kathleen potempa, dean, School of nursing.

    the regents of the University of michigan: Julia donovan darlow, laurence b. deitch, denise ilitch, olivia p. Maynard, andrea Fischer newman, andrew c. richner, S. Martin taylor, Katherine e. white, Mary Sue coleman (ex officio).

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    monday - friday 8 Am - 5 Pm

    (734) 936-4880, option 1

    After hours and on weekends/ holidays: (734) 946-6267. Ask for the interventional radiologist on call

    d e p a r t M e n t o F r a d i o l o g y

    it has been our pleasure to participate in your care. Please feel free to call our office with any questions.

    departMent oF radiology