After MRgFUS

After MRgFUS

Following MRgFUS treatment some  abdominal pain or pelvic pain, like period pain, may be experienced. Some mild cramping or nausea may also occur but usually only requires over the counter type medications. Most patients have no problems following the procedure and can return to work and normal activities in 1-2 days.

Occasionally MRgFUS may cause redness of the abdominal skin, firmness in the area of treatment, minor pain, skin burns, bleeding and/or bruising. These effects would be visible immediately after treatment and if present usually resolve within 10 days.

Occasionally irregular menstrual bleeding can occur for a few weeks after the procedure and settles without treatment.

 

What are the Possible Complications?

Skin Burns

Mild skin irritation can occur due to the heating effect of the ultrasound treatment. This may resemble mild sunburn and usually does not require any treatment. Occasionally some lumpiness may be noticed in the superficial fat at the site of treatment.

Bowel Injury

This is an extremely rare complication and great care is taken when planning treatment to avoid tissues other than the fibroids. It is particularly important to avoid any loops of bowel close to the fibroids as bowel injury could lead to bowel perforation that would necessitate open surgery. The ability to accurately visualise bowel and plan surgery is what makes MRgFUS a safer procedure than other forms of fibroid ablation that rely in ultrasound scanning alone.

Nerve Injury

Rare complications include damage to the sciatic or other pelvic nerves due to the heating effect of MRgFUS

Periods

You may experience some spotting in the few days following treatment and it is possible that your initial period following an MRgFUS treatment may be heavy.

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