About Adenomyosis

miVIP surgeons are here to help you learn more about adenomyosis so that you can understand what’s going on with your body and what you can do about it. Adenomyosis is a condition that happens when the endometrial tissue that lines the uterus actually grows into the muscular wall of the uterus. In most cases, adenomyosis happens in a woman’s late childbearing years once they’ve had children.

Adenomyosis and endometriosis are two different things, but a woman who has adenomyosis will more than likely have endometriosis as well. While special treatments can be used to address the pain that comes with adenomyosis, a hysterectomy is the only effective treatment option, which a world class miVIP surgeon can handle.

Statistics

Some of the statistics associated with adenomyosis include:

  • Roughly ten percent of women have been found to have adenomyosis
  • The condition is estimated to exist in an estimated five percent of women who are of childbearing age
  • 12% of women with adenomyosis have had endometriosis as well

Causes

While the exact cause of adenomyosis has yet to be discovered, some of the current theories are:

  • Invasive tissue growth, such as the invasion of endometrial cells from the uterus surface into the uterine wall muscles
  • Uterine inflammation as a result of childbirth
  • Developmental origins
  • Stem cell origins

Symptoms

There are situations where a woman will have adenomyosis and not show any symptoms. Some of the indications of the condition include:

  • Chronic or heavy periods
  • Extreme cramping or an intense pelvic pain during a woman’s period
  • Menstrual cramps that get worse as a woman ages and last throughout her period
  • Vaginal bleeding between periods
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Passing blood clots during periods

There’s also a chance that a woman’s uterus can either double or triple in size if she has adenomyosis. While it might not be easily apparent that the uterus has grown in size, the woman might start to notice that her lower abdomen is either tender or seems bigger.

Treatment Options

There are both surgical and non-surgical options that can be used to treat adenomyosis. Some of the non-surgical options include hormone medications and anti-inflammatory drugs. miVIP can also offer you a minimally invasive laparoscopic hysterectomy that uses the most cutting edge surgical tools. With a hysterectomy, your entire uterus will be removed, but you’ll still have your ovaries.

Prognosis

You’re not at risk for cancer if you have adenomyosis. There’s also a chance that menopause could actually cure adenomyosis since it’s an estrogen-dependent condition.

Get in Touch With Us

If you’d like to learn more about adenomyosis or schedule an evaluation with a miVIP surgeon, pick up the phone today and call us at 855-496-4847.

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