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Adenomyosis Compared To Endometriosis
Same process: The uterus is made up of a thin lining and a much thicker muscular portion. The lining is called the endometrium. When these cells are found outside the uterus, it is endometriosis. When these lining cells are located deep to the lining but still inside the uterus that is adenomyosis. Simply put, adenomyosis is endometriosis that involves the uterus (below the lining). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: There is normally hormonally active tissue in the middle of the uterus which causes you to get a menstrual period. When that tissue gets into the muscle of the uterus that is adenomyosis. When it gets outside the uterus (or on the outer surface) that is endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does anyone know of a condition that has symptoms similar to endometriosis other than adenomyosis?
Fibroids can: Patients with fibroids often have heavy bleeding and pain and so do patients with adenomyosis. However, in general if you ask patients with symptomatic fibroids which is worse bleeding or pain they usu say bleeding whereas adenomyosis patients usu say the pain. Patients with adenomyosis often have painful intercourse fibroid patients much less so. Pelvic MRI very helpful to evaluate these patients. ...Read more
Very similar: Adenomyosis is endometriosis in the wall of the uterus, and many patients will have both. It can make the uterus enlarged, tender and cause heavy, painful periods as well as painful sex. Like endometriosis, the symptoms can often be controlled with hormonal therapy, but the condition remains. Symptoms that do not respond to medical management may require surgery. ...Read more
After I had a hysterectomy, I was told that I had adenomyosis. Is that different from endometriosis?
Yes it is different: Adenomyosis is when there are glands from the lining of the uterus up inside the wall of the uterus. Endometriosis is when these cells and glands from the lining of the uterus are growing outside the uterus. Adenomyosis is a common cause of heavy periods. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely!: If you are taking a Potassium-sparing diuretic (Aldactone is in this category) for hypertension or as a prescribed part of a treatment regimen, then by all means. The water weight that you may be experiencing during your menses will be handled by the kidney naturally. I know that you would only take this because it was prescribed. I have some patients that get rid of water weight with diuretic ...Read more
2 weeks post-lap for endometriosis. How much pain should I be having? Can adenomyosis be diagnosed in a laparoscopy?
Can i conceive naturally with endometriosis and adenomyosis? First kid was natural conception. Now trying for the second.
Yes: It may be more difficult but it is possible to conceive with endometriosis and adenomyosis. Superovulation with intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization has improved the chances greatly. Treating the endometriosis is also very helpful with either surgery or hormonal therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have stage 4 recto-vaginal endometriosis & adenomyosis. What does this all mean if you include the 6.4 x 3.5cm cystic lesion with internal septation?
See below: Endometriosis is a chronic condition requiring care by a gynecologist and you apparently are under the care of a such a doctor. Please see this site for information on this topic and discuss the matter with your doctor who knows you whole health picture. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001913/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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