Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is a condition where endometrial tissue forms within and grows into the muscle material of your uterine wall. There are more than 200,000 cases of adenomyosis in the United States each year. To cure adenomyosis, you will need a diagnosis from a medical professional who will then provide you with treatment. Adenomyosis is a chronic disease, which means it can last for years or last for your entire life.  It occurs when endometrial cells from the lining of your endometrial cavity migrate from their own lining and into the back wall of your uterus. Adenomyosis is non-cancerous.

Symptoms of Adenomyosis

The symptoms of adenomyosis occur during sexual intercourse, through menstruation, or can be attributed to general pain in your abdominal or pelvic area.

Symptoms of adenomyosis include:ADENOMYOSIS

Causes of Adenomyosis

The cause of adenomyosis is not known. The theories posed by medical experts list possible causes, such as:

Diagnosing Adenomyosis

Your doctor will run a series of tests and ask you questions that will help him or her diagnose your adenomyosis. The results of the following inquiries and medical tests are what will lead your doctor’s diagnosis:

ADENOMYOSISTreating Adenomyosis with Surgery

Unfortunately, there is no non-surgical cure for adenomyosis. A removal of your uterus, also known as a hysterectomy, is the only way to cure completely and relieve symptoms of adenomyosis. During a hysterectomy, a surgeon will remove your whole uterus, tissues attached to the sides, cervix, and the top part of your vagina.

Risks and Complications of a Hysterectomy

The risks involved with a hysterectomy include:

Since an open hysterectomy involves a large incision in your abdomen, a two-day stay in the hospital, and nearly two months of recovery, many patients seek a laparoscopic hysterectomy. This version of the procedure is non-invasive; a surgeon uses small incisions, a tube with a camera attached, and a specimen bag to find and remove the uterus and tissue material, as well as to clean the inside of your body of the blood released from the incisions made inside. A laparoscopic hysterectomy leaves almost no scarring on your abdomen, and you can walk out of the hospital by the next morning or maybe the next day. You can return to work two weeks later.
In the United States, over 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year. The top three changes reported by a random sample of 1,000 women who have undergone a hysterectomy were personality change, irritability, and loss of energy. Although there are some risks involved in hysterectomy surgery, if you consult with your gynecologist and weigh the risks and complications with the benefits of your adenomyosis symptoms disappearing, you will be able to discern whether it is right for you.

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