Adenomyosis is a close relative of endometriosis, and is when endometriotic tissue is found within the muscular walls of the uterus. The two main symptoms of adenomyosis are severe uterine cramping that worsens with the menstrual flow and unusually heavy periods, although not all women with adenomyosis have symptoms.
Adenomyosis is suspected based on symptoms and findings during a pelvic exam and transvaginal ultrasound. Sometimes an MRI may be indicated for more detailed imaging of the uterine walls, and to determine the appropraite adenomyosis treatment. The condition can be managed with non-invasive therapies (hormone therapy and pain management) or treated via invasive procedures (nerve blocks or techniques to severe nerves that carry pain signals from the uterus to the spine or surgery to remove the uterus). Furthermore, complimentary adenomyosis treatment or therapies may help in reducing pain associated with this disease. Nutritional counseling, diet changes to reduce inflammation, and therapies to relax the body can be beneficial and aid in the reduction of pain. Other coping mechanisms can also be useful for adenomyosis treatment support.
As a leading center in pelvic pain, many of our patients present with the classic symptoms of adenomyosis. Our comprehensive team of specialists will work with you to identify an optimal treatment strategy that meets your specific needs and wishes.