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Treating Adenomyosis: What You Need to Know

UPDATED ON 13 JAN. 2023

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Dr Jay Mehta

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Adenomyosis

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Adenomyosis is a common gynecological condition that affects many women. It occurs when the endometrial tissue breaks through the muscular wall of the uterus, resulting in chronic pain, heavy bleeding during menstruation, and other symptoms.

While there is no cure for adenomyosis, there are several treatment options available to help manage the condition and improve quality of life. Let’s take a look at some of the best treatments for adenomyosis.

In this video, Dr. Jay Mehta is explaining, Different Treatments for Adenomyosis, Types of Medicines given to the patient & Debunking some Myths about Adenomyosis that people perceive. 

Treatments Used for Adenomyosis :

 

  • Hormonal Therapy :

Hormone therapy is one of the most common treatments for adenomyosis.

Hormone therapy works by suppressing estrogen levels, which helps reduce endometrial growth and slow down cell proliferation, resulting in less uterine pain and fewer symptoms overall.

Common hormone therapies include birth control pills or patches, progestin-only medications such as Depo-Provera injections, or gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists like Lupron Depot or Synarel.

  • Surgery :

In severe cases of adenomyosis where hormonal therapies have not been successful in managing symptoms, surgery may be recommended as an effective treatment option.

Surgery can be used to remove any endometrial tissue that has broken through the muscular wall of the uterus and cause inflammation or pain.

The two most common types of surgery are laparoscopic ablation (which removes just the lining of the uterus) or hysterectomy (which removes all uterine tissue). Depending on your age and health history, your doctor will work with you to determine which type of surgery is best for you.

Also Read : Is Adenomyosis a Serious Condition?

  • Alternative Therapies :

For women who do not want to undergo surgery or take medication, there are also several alternative therapies available to help manage adenomyosis symptoms naturally.

These therapies include –

Acupuncture, Herbal Remedies such as black cohosh or Chasteberry Extract, Massage Therapy, Dietary Changes such as reducing sugar intake and increasing fibre intake, and stress management techniques like yoga or meditation.

Talk to your doctor about which alternative therapies might be right for you.

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What is the Gold Standard in the Treatment of Adenomyosis?

The gold standard for the treatment of adenomyosis is a combination of hormonal therapy, surgery, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture or dietary changes. This combination helps to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for many women.

However, it is important to speak with your doctor before beginning any kind of new treatment plan to ensure that you are getting the best care and treatment for your individual needs.

What Will Happen, If You Don’t Treat Adenomyosis?

If left untreated, adenomyosis can lead to painful periods, heavy bleeding during menstruation, and even infertility.

Additionally, the inflammation caused by adenomyosis can cause other reproductive problems such as endometriosis or ovarian cysts.

Therefore, it is important to seek treatment for your adenomyosis in order to prevent any long term complications..

Can Adenomyosis Shrink Naturally?

In some cases, adenomyosis can shrink naturally over time without any intervention. This is mostly seen in women who are approaching menopause and have lowered estrogen levels, which helps to slow down the growth of endometrial tissue.

For younger women, however, it is likely that hormonal therapy or surgery will be necessary to shrink the endometrial tissue and reduce symptoms. Again, it is important to speak with your doctor about the best treatment options available for you.

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Conclusion

Adenomyosis is a gynaecological condition that can cause chronic pain and other uncomfortable symptoms in women.

There are several treatments available that can help manage symptoms effectively so that women can live their lives without disruption from this condition.

Treatment options range from hormonal therapies such as birth control pills and progestin injections to surgical interventions such as ablation or hysterectomies to alternative therapies like acupuncture and dietary changes.

Talk to your doctor about which treatment plan might be right for you!

AUTHOR

Dr Jay Mehta

Scientific Director & IVF Specialist with 10+ years of experience

CONDITION

Adenomyosis

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