How long should I expect to be off work after having a Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)?


The typical recovery period for uterine fibroid embolization is around 7-14 days, but every woman is different in terms of how long she will need. Dr. Linda Hughes, M.D., explains what is normal for most of her patients.

“Typically I ask patients to take two weeks off from work. The average recovery time is between seven and ten days, and typically the recovery time is crampy, bloated, uncomfortable. I have had the whole range from, I’ve had women back to work in three days, and I’ve had women that have taken the full two weeks to recover. But typically the recovery time, usually by day seven or eight, most women are back to their regular activities in terms of work, exercise, and sexual activity.”

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