A Uterine fibroid is a type of benign tumor that occurs in the muscle cells of the uterus. These growths can alter a woman’s period in many ways. Unlike most tumors, these growths don’t spread throughout the body and are typically not dangerous. Some of the most common symptoms include, but are not limited to, uterine pain, severe cramps, an urge to urinate quickly, and a bloated feeling. Under X-Ray guidance and sedation, our interventional radiologist will guide a very thin catheter through the blood vessel to the specific artery supplying blood to the fibroid. The doctor then releases small particles into the targeted location to block the small vessels, depriving the fibroid of nutrients and causing it to shrink over time. This is all done through an access site in the groin or the wrist that is only millimeters in diameter.