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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

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What is the difference between adenomyosis and endometriosis?

What is the difference between adenomyosis and 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 more

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What are the chances of recurrence of adenomyosis after hysterectomy?

What are the chances of recurrence of adenomyosis after hysterectomy?

None.: Adenomyosis is when the glands inside the uterus grow into the muscle of the uterus. Hysterectomy removes the uterus so the process can longer occur. ...Read more

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Is there any chance of recover from adenomyosis without going through surgery?

Is there any chance of recover from adenomyosis without going through surgery?

Recovery? no: Adenomyosis is actually quite common and does not necessarily require treatment. In some cases it is thought to be a cause of painful periods (dysmenorrhea) although there is debate as to the correctness of that assumption. Frequently, women can use hormonal manipulation of their cycles to decrease symptoms which could be related to adenomyosis. Unfortunately medications are temporary treatment. ...Read more

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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

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Having children is difficult and risky if a woman is diagnosed with adenomyosis I am 43 years old just married planning to have children. Recently i was diagnosed with adenomyosis. Having children is difficult and risk ? Please let me know

Having children is difficult and risky if a woman is diagnosed with adenomyosis I am 43 years old just married planning to have children. Recently i was diagnosed with adenomyosis. Having children is difficult and risk ? Please let me know

Adenomyosis : Adenomyosis as you know is caused by glandular tissue, the endometrial tissue (or lining of the uterus), that is inside of the muscle of the uterus instead of simply lining it. Then, when women with adenomyosis get their periods, they can have very painful periods and can have excessive bleeding. Adenomyosis can be related to endometriosis. Women with both conditions can get pregnant successfully. I am glad that you have been diagnosed so that your doctor can monitor your condition. ...Read more

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What is adenomyosis

What is adenomyosis

Uterine thickening: The general term means that there is the abnormal presence of glandular tissue in muscle. Most often, this term is used by doctors when referring to a condition specific to women who have uterine thickening. Here's a helpful link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002481/. ...Read more

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What is adenomyosis?

What is adenomyosis?

Benign condition: Adenomyosis is a benign condition in which the glands that normally line the uterus implant within the walls of the uterus. When the uterine lining normally thickens and bleeds each cycle, those glands also thicken and bleed. This leads to excessively heavy and painful periods. The walls of uterus may become swollen, globular, and spongy. ...Read more

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How can adenomyosis be diagnosed?

How can  adenomyosis be  diagnosed?

Adenomyosis: Although pelvic ultrasound can show findings suggestive of adenomyosis, pelvic MRI without contrast is considered the best imaging study to accurately evaluate the thickness of the inner uterine myometrium (junctional zone). ...Read more

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What does anterior adenomyosis mean?

What does anterior adenomyosis mean?

Describes postion: Adenomyosis is a condition where the endometrial glands, the lining of the uterus, have grown into the muscle of the uterus. This will casue significant menstrual cramps and heavy bleeding during your period. Anterior is referring to where it is located, on the top portion of the uterus. ...Read more

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What options do I have if adenomyosis?

What options do I have if adenomyosis?

Hysterectomy: Only way to effectively treat adenomyosis is hysterectomy. Ablation can help with heavy periods but not cramps. ...Read more