Thanks to the good results and few complications, the procedure is being made in worldwide centers, being our hospital the reference center with more experience, where over 100 foreign medical teams visited to learn the technique. Most patients don’t feel any pain during the embolization.
Complications are those of any catheterism, being the most frequent the bruise on the catheter area and ecchymosis, that is to say, the color purple on the thigh or the forearm, and even on the abdomen.
Hardly ever, patients can have some difficulty in urinating, after the embolization. Blood in the urine can happen in some patients and it can last for a few days, but it goes away without treatment.
The temporary existence of blood in feces or sperm is very rare (2%). Some patients might feel some burning when urinating or in the anus, but it last only for a few hours.
Constipation is frequent for 1 to 2 days. On the night following the treatment, the patient might urinate several times, but on the next day, he will be normal. However, these side effects disappear after a few days, with no need for any kind of intervention. It is rare to have patients that feel some pain.