How long is the recovery time after UFE?
For 2 hours after procedure you will be at bedrest. Then we will assist you as get up and start walking.
You can climb stairs the same day as your procedure.
You will have narcotic pain medicine you can take as needed, most women use this medicine for 3 or 4 days. You cannot drive as long as you are taking these narcotics.
Plan to be out of sorts for 7 days; take a week off from work. You might feel good enough to resume working after just 3 days, but you can't count on that. And some women find they need a few more days, like 10, to recover. But 7 does it for most.
No tampons or intercourse for 10 days.
No heavy duty stress, like squats or contact sports, on the leg with the puncture site (almost always the right) for 10 days.
Don't schedule the procedure a few weeks before a dream vacation just in case you are not back to 100%