I got the UAE (fibroid embolization) due to a large fibroid back in April. Starting in August my periods have cut down buy 70%!! The UAE only was a overnight stay and you aren't put out What is funny is before I got sick (6yrs) I would take a vacation day off a month cause I'd bleed so bad and didn't want a mark on my perfect attendance at work. Well got a huge raise in Jan and got sick Jan 14 and never been back for 6 yrs. Anyway COndzleeza Rice had it (UAE) done too. OBGYN don't want to refer you as they lose busness from doing the removal of fibroid which is major surgery and the fibroid can come back.