What is Adenomyosis?
Adenomyosis is a condition that affects the female reproductive system by causing the tissues that usually line the uterus to grow into the surrounding muscular walls. This, in turn, makes the uterus larger and thicker, which can lead to pain and heavy periods. In some cases, the uterus can double or triple in size. Fortunately, the talented team at American Fibroid Centers is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating adenomyosis. We invite patients in the Greater, NY area to schedule a consultation with us today so we can listen to your questions and concerns, as well as to conduct a thorough assessment of your body. If it is determined that you are suffering from this condition, we'll begin treatment and have you feeling back to normal in no time.
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How is Adenomyosis Treated?
In the vast majority of cases, adenomyosis will cease after menopause. However, we do offer several treatment options for patients who are still several years away from that stage of their life:
- Pain medicine: We have often found nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs — also known as NSAIDs — to be incredibly useful in alleviating the cramps caused by adenomyosis. This may include ibuprofen or naproxen.
- Hormonal contraceptives: Estrogen naturally thickens the wall of the uterus, which can make the symptoms of this condition even worse. Many forms of hormonal birth control have proven to put an end to menstruation, as well as these symptoms. Typically, this could include birth control pills, injections, or IUDs.
- Hysterectomy: This is generally a last resort in terms of adenomyosis treatment. A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that completely removes your uterus. Patients who choose this option should be certain of their choice, as afterward, they will no longer be able to get pregnant. We will usually only recommend this option if the patient is in extreme pain and no other form of treatment has shown any results.
Restore Your Reproductive Health
At American Fibroid Centers, we're completely dedicated to ensuring our patients receive fast and effective treatment that allows them to go back to living their normal lives. Our staff is made up of a number of the foremost experts in all of Greater New York. Visit one of our facilities today to meet with a member of our team and discuss how we might be able to help you eliminate the symptoms of adenomyosis.