Concerns about altering or damaging the uterus in some way also led many doctors to steer women who wanted to become pregnant away from UFE, Hesley added.
But a second study to be presented at the same meeting found that women who had it done were just as likely to conceive as those who underwent myomectomy.
Of the women who had UFE, 58 percent got pregnant, compared to 57 percent of those getting myomectomy, according to a study by researchers at St. Louis Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has more on fibroids.
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