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DO ASK. DO TELL.

“Don’t lose your U” also means U take charge of your situation. So before meeting with your doctors, be sure to make a list of any symptoms you're having. No detail is too small, so include all of your symptoms, even if you don't think they're related. 

“Don’t lose your U” also means U take charge of your situation. So before meeting with your doctors, be sure to make a list of any symptoms you're having. No detail is too small, so include all of your symptoms, even if you don't think they're related. 

THINGS TO DOQUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR SPECIALIST

Here are a few other things you can do as you prepare for your appointment:

  • List any medications and vitamin supplements you take, including the dose and frequency.
  • It might be a good idea to have a family member or close friend go with you, if possible (there’s strength in numbers!)
  • The amount of information you receive during a visit might seem overwhelming, making it hard to remember everything. So write it down or log it in your favorite mobile device.
  • Though it may seem obvious, bring a list of questions to ask your doctor. To get you started, we prepared some for you below:

Some questions to ask OB/GYN

  • How many fibroids do I have? How big are they?
  • Where are they located?
  • Will I need further tests?
  • Are there medications are to treat uterine fibroids or my symptoms?
  • What other treatments options do I have?
  • What side effects can I expect from medication or hormone therapy?
  • Under what circumstances do you recommend surgery?
  • Will I need a medication before or after surgery?
  • I’ve heard about UFE, what is it?
  • If you don’t offer the UFE procedure, who should I see?
  • Will my uterine fibroids affect my ability to become pregnant?
  • Can treatment of uterine fibroids improve my fertility?

Some questions to ask an Interventional Radiologist

  • How does UFE work?
  • How long does it take?
  • Will I go under anesthesia?
  • Will I have to stay in the hospital?
  • How long is the normal recovery period?
  • Will my fibroids come back?
  • How successful is UFE?

Make sure that you understand everything your doctor tells you. Don't hesitate to have your doctor repeat information or to ask follow-up questions.

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