Adenomyoma/ Adenomyosis

Adenomyoma is a nodule that forms around tissue of the inner uterus (endometrial tissue) as a result of adenomyosis. Adenomyosis is a common condition in which the inner lining of the uterus (the endometrium) breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus. Adenomyosis can cause menstrual cramps, lower abdominal pressure, and bloating before menstrual periods and can result in heavy periods. The condition can be located throughout the entire uterus or localized in one spot.

Many women who have adenomyosis also have endometriosis and these two may contribute to infertility problems.

If you have this condition, you should consider all your treatment options and work with your doctor to identify the best treatment option for you.

Treatment Options

Treatment for adenomyosis depends in part on your symptoms, their severity, and whether you have completed childbearing. Treatment options may include pain relievers, hormone therapy, and surgery.

Surgical options are typically conservative, using robot-assisted ablation of the endometrium. Endometrial ablation has been found to be effective in relieving symptoms in some patients when adenomyosis hasn’t penetrated deeply into the muscle wall of the uterus.

Laparoscopic-robot assisted ablation of the endometrium is a relatively new treatment for Adenomyosis.

To learn more about your options, make an appointment with your doctor today.

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