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At what age should I expect menopause? Would you advice a 35 y/o adenomyosis patient w/symptoms worsening every month to be treated or to wait it out?
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
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
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
Yes: Symptoms associated with pcos can vary; irregular menstruations, missed periods, excess central hair growth, pelvic pain, infertility. Adenomyosis is when endometrial tissue ( tissue lining the uterine cavity) grows in the muscle of the uterus. Can cause abnormal bleeding, menstrual pain, lower back pain with periods.. Similar symptoms are also associated with endometriosis. See gyn for proper dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been diagnosed with mild adenomyosis, and have a retroverted uterus. Will my symptoms get worse over time?
I have adenomyosis and have a pink dishcharge, pelvic and lower back pain when not on my period. Is this a normal symptom of the disease?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not too much: Adenomyosis refers to the situation where the lining of your uterus (called endometrial glands) are abnormally situated within the muscular wall of the uterus. When you have your period this causes pain as the blood gets trapped within the muscle instead of being expelled from the uterus. It is a benign condition that is painful but not life threatening. It is not a cancerous condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO : 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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