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My adenomyosis really hurts, does it harm me in any way?

My adenomyosis really hurts, does it harm me in any way?

Pain and bleeding: The usual harm is bleeding and anemia resulting in hysterectomy. At times it can be controlled or abated but usually leads to more dramatic treatment. Follow closely with your gyn. ...Read more

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Adenomyosis (Definition)

Adenomyosis is when glands and stroma from the uterine lining is found buried in the muscle wall of the uterus itself. The uterus at times is enlarged and it is boggy or soft in nature ...Read more


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Is Adenomyosis hereditary?

Is Adenomyosis hereditary?

No: Adenomyosis is very common as women age and can cause an increase in cramping, painful periods, bleeding and pain with sex. Like fibroids, we do not know what causes Adenomyosis. ...Read more

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Is adenomyosis always painful?

Is adenomyosis always painful?

Usually: Adenomyosis is essentially an invasion of the muscle layer of the uterus with lining cells of the uterine cavity. One is essentially having a period inside the muscle walls. Early on, there may be negligible pain but by and large it is painful with heavy menses, cramping and hemorrhage. It usually ends with a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What happens to cause adenomyosis?

What happens to cause adenomyosis?

Trauma: It's believed the trauma to the inside of the inside of the uterus and muscular wall like in cesarean sections may play a role. Otherwise, the mechanics and chemistry that tell the lining to stay superficial on top of the myometrium (uterine muscle) may malfunction. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of adenomyosis?

What are the  symptoms of adenomyosis?

Pain, heavy periods: Adenomyosis is endometriosis in the wall of the uterus. It can make the uterus enlarged, tender and cause heavy, painful periods as well as painful sex. The symptoms can often be controlled with birth control pills, a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, or an endometrial ablation; but the condition remains. The only "cure" is to remove the uterus. ...Read more

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Hi dr. How to treat adenomyosis?

Surgery: Adenomyosis refers to endometrial tissue growing in the muscle of the uterus. Hypertrophy uterine wall may suggest it on ultrasound. Otherwise the diagnosis if made by pathology once the uterus is removed. Lupron (leuprolide) therapy (medical menopause) may reduce or eliminate the ectopic tissue for awhile, but eventually it will come back with its associated symptoms. Tx options depend on your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have adenomyosis. Is that the same as endometriosis?

I have adenomyosis. Is that the same as endometriosis?

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 more

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How similar are symptoms for adenomyosis and endometriosis?

How similar are symptoms for adenomyosis and endometriosis?

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