Fibroid embolization is a procedure to treat uterine fibroids. This minimally invasive procedure, is performed while the patient is conscious but sedated, drowsy and feeling no pain.
Fibroid embolization usually requires a hospital stay of one night. Pain-killing medications and drugs that control swelling typically are prescribed following the procedure to treat cramping and pain. Fever sometimes occurs after embolization and is usually treated with acetaminophen.