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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

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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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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Does anyone know of a condition that has symptoms similar to endometriosis other than adenomyosis?

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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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?

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?

Need GYN consult.: Go to www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/adenomyosis/ds00636 for a helpful discussion; then ask your doctor to refer you for a gynecologic consultation. ...Read more

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Can pcos or adenomyosis effect a 20 year old? What are symptoms you may have it?

Can pcos or adenomyosis effect a 20 year old? What are symptoms you may have it?

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 more

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I've been diagnosed with mild adenomyosis, and have a retroverted uterus. Will my symptoms get worse over time?

I've been diagnosed with mild adenomyosis, and have a retroverted uterus. Will my symptoms get worse over time?

Adenomyosis: It's unpredictable. Some women have worsening symptoms over time while others stabilize or improve. Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is an excellent way to control symptoms. ...Read more

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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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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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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

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What is wrong with me? I have adenomyosis

What is wrong with me? I have adenomyosis

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 more

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Is it possible to get cured from adenomyosis?

Is it possible to get cured from adenomyosis?

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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What options do I have for treating adenomyosis?

See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adenomyosis/basics/treatment/con-20024740

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What types of food to avoid if you have adenomyosis?

What types of food to avoid if you have adenomyosis?

None: Nothing in particular is known to affect it. If you try a dairy free or gluten free diet and you feel between by all means continue. If you notice anything that makes you feel better experiment and try. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: adenomyosis?

What is the definition or description of: adenomyosis?

Adenomyosis: 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 and painful during menstruation. ...Read more

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What is adenomyosis and what other health problems can it be related to?

What is adenomyosis and what other health problems can it be related to?

Thick uterine muscle: When endometrial glands grow inside uterine muscle walls. It is associated with endometriosis, dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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Help! what is adenomyosis and what other health problems can it lead to?

Help! what is adenomyosis and what other health problems can it lead to?

Ectopic endometrium : Adenomyosis is growth of the endometrial glands into the muscle of the uterine wall. It can be a cause of painful and or heavy periods and could possibly lead to the development of anemia. ...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