Adenomyosis Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Adenomyosis is a benign (non-cancerous) condition. It is the presence of endometrial tissue (tissue that makes up the lining of the uterine cavity) in the myometrium (the muscle of the uterus). The adenomyosis can spread throughout the myometrium or can form nodules called adenomyomas. It is a common disorder.
Serving communities throughout Greater Boston, the gynecologic surgeons at Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery (MIGS) can provide patients with screenings and treatment for Adenmuosis.
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What symptoms does adenomyosis cause?
How do I know if I have adenomyosis?
Ultrasound can sometimes be suggestive of adenomyosis. MRI can also help diagnose adenomyosis.
What are treatment options for adenomyosis?
Treatments can include:
Unlike fibroids, the adenomyosis cannot easily be shelled out or removed. The only way to remove the adenomyosis is to remove the uterus.
The treatments listed above frequently do not provide adequate symptom control. If a woman opts for a hysterectomy, there are minimally invasive techniques and the ovaries are typically left in place so they can continue to produce hormones.