Heart and Vascular Center

Uterine Artery Embolization Post-procedure Information

If patients have questions or concerns after being discharged, they are asked to call Interventional Radiology at 714-771 8000 ext. 17865.

Patients should immediately report any of the following symptoms to their physician or call Interventional Radiology:

  • Fever over 101 degrees by mouth.
  • Persistent nausea, vomiting, cramping or pain not relieved by medication.
  • Severe pain or tenderness to groin.
  • Bleeding from puncture site.
  • Severe vaginal bleeding.

Fluids and diet

  • Resume your normal diet, unless nauseated.
  • If nauseated start with clear liquids, broth, crackers or soup.
  • Drink plenty of fluids over the next 24 hours.


  • No heavy lifting for 48 hours.
  • No vigorous play or straining for 48 hours.
  • No sexual intercourse, no tampons, no douching, no hot tubs for 2 weeks.
  • Rest for the first few days.
  • No work for 5 days.


  • Take medication as prescribed.
  • Resume your normal medications.

Wound Care

  • You make shower when you get home; however, please do not take a bath
  • You may take off your bandage when you get home

Follow-up appointment

  • Please make an appointment for ultrasound within three-six months.
  • Schedule an appointment with your OB-GYN within one month.