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What are possible treatment options for adenomyosis?

What are  possible treatment options for adenomyosis?

OCPs, Novasure: 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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I have adenomyosis, will i be able to have sex without pain if i get treatment?

I have adenomyosis, will i be able to have sex without pain if i get treatment?

Maybe: That can be very difficult to treat. Other than a hysterectomy there is no proven treatment. Medical and hormonal therapy can try to help but each treatment is unpredictable. Maybe endometriosis pain as well. So really a specialist would need to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Too much pelvic pain right side, diagnosed with adenomyosis ....Is this normal? Unable to do anything, what is the treatment?

See an OB/GYN: This term usually refers to endometrial tissue (the inner lining of the uterus) that has entered the myometrium (the thick, muscular layer of the uterus). The term "adenomyometritis" specifically implies involvement of the uterus. This can certainly produce pain, but whether this is the cause of your discomfort can only be assessed by the doctor examining you. Good luck. ...Read more

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How healthy and effective is luprolex (lupron) for the treatment of adenomyosis?

How healthy and effective is luprolex (lupron) for the treatment of adenomyosis?

Lupron (leuprolide): Lupron (leuprolide) may be of some help to adenomyosis but often it is of no benefit. Adenomyosis can be very troubling and needs proper attention. I would recommend that you soon discuss this with your gynecologist who will tell you the do's and don'ts and help you through the problem. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for adenomyosis, heterogeneous, and fibroids? My gyno put me on necon 1/32 last yr after surgery but obviously that's not working

What is the treatment for adenomyosis, heterogeneous, and fibroids? My gyno put me on necon 1/32 last yr after surgery but obviously that's not working

Try embolization: There are many options for fibroids, but relatively few for adenomyosis. If hormonal therapies don't work the choices are limited. Hysterectomy is curative, but difficult to consider in a young woman. There is emerging evidence that embolization can provide good results for adenomyosis as well as fibroids and allow uterine preservation and at least a chance of fertility. ...Read more

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I have severe adenomyosis, endo and pcos. I use fentanyl patch and oxy for pain management. Is hysterectomy mybest treatment option?

I have severe adenomyosis, endo and pcos. I use fentanyl patch and oxy for pain management. Is hysterectomy mybest treatment option?

Probably: If you have completed your family a hysterectomy with removal of the tube and ovaries would offer about a 95% chance of being pain free and would eliminate your need for the narcotics. ...Read more

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Is a low dose oral contraceptive effective treatment for adenomyosis? Does the estrogen in a pill such as Alesse contribute to the adenomyosis spread?

Is a low dose oral contraceptive effective treatment for adenomyosis? Does the estrogen in a pill such as Alesse contribute to the adenomyosis spread?

Adenomyosis: Adenomyosis is the development of glandular material from the endometrium interdigitating into the smooth muscle of the uterus causing it to enlarge and often produce copious bleeding. Alesse is being used to try to control the heavy bleeding without using surgery as an alternative. This diagnosis is usually made at the time of hysterectomy via the pathological specimen. ...Read more

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Should I take progesterone therapy for adenomyosis if I have a strong family history of stroke, breast cancer, and migraines with aura?

Should I take progesterone therapy for adenomyosis if I have a strong family history of stroke, breast cancer, and migraines with aura?

No: it realy depends on your plan to have children.if you no longer wishes to have children you should not take any risk with hormonal treatment,and choose surgical option.if you are planning to have more children,then you conservative,medical,hormonal treatment is the only option,in spite of your family history.discuss your options with your GYN. ...Read more

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