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After I had a hysterectomy, I was told that I had adenomyosis. Is that different from endometriosis?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


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I am a 17 year old female I suffer from adenomyosis, endometriosis a for about 5 years pain getting worse try birth control could I get a hysterectomy?

I am a 17 year old female I suffer from adenomyosis, endometriosis a for about 5 years pain getting worse try birth control could I get a hysterectomy?

Surgical decision: surgical decision your case is a complex one to make, only experts in the field can help, I don't believe hysterectomy is the way to go, other more conservative protocols are available to treat your condition, please follow up with your gynecologist, good luck ...Read more

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What are signs of endometriosis after a hysterectomy?

What are signs of endometriosis after a hysterectomy?

Same as before: Common symtoms of endometriosis vary from person to person but include pain with sex, pain with bowel movements, pain with voiding, and pain with ovulation. There would be other symptoms that would occur with the period - but not of course after the hysterectomy. If the ovaries are removed with the hysterectomy (or later if needed), you have a much better chance of resolving the pain. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis return after total hysterectomy?

Can endometriosis return after total hysterectomy?

Unlikely: A complete hysterectomy, with removal of both ovaries, usually is curative for endometriosis. I have seen cases afterwards, but it is extremely rare. ...Read more

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For endometriosis: will a partial hysterectomy help?

It can: In many cases yes. If the primary issue is centrally located pain with the menstrual cycle, a hysterectomy is likely to be very helpful. There are also surgical treatments short of a hysterectomy, including resection of endometriosis and pre sacral neurectomy. You need to see a good pelvic pain doctor to help you work out the best option for you. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 44 years old and had a total hysterectomy 4 years ago (had endometriosis sp?

Not sure what the: question is? We can better answer your question if it is more specific. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a hysterectomy with endometriosis? One has formed into a tumor about 5.6cm.

ZERO!: You don't need a hysterectomy for endometriosis of the ovary (endometrioma). This can be: 1. Followed closely with serial ultrasounds if asyptomatic 2. Trial of ocps if marginally symptomatic 3. If having pain, then removal of the encometrioma alone (cystectomy) can be done and use Lupron (leuprolide) post-operatively 4. For fertility, debate if removal is indicated, but if 4-5cm- then would remove. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis grow after a hysterectomy?

Can endometriosis grow after a hysterectomy?

Yes, but less common: A hysterectomy is a surgery involving the removal of the uterus, not necessarily the ovaries.The ovaries produce the hormones that can drive growth/stimulation of endometriosis. So, if ovaries are left in place, endometriosis may be more likely to grow after a hysterectomy. ...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


Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more