About Adenomyosis: Symptoms, Treatment Options, and More

Adenomyosis is a common female gynecological condition that occurs when cells of the uterus lining are found within the uterus muscle. Adenomyosis is sometimes symptomatic and therefore requires treatment. Similarly to uterine fibroids, adenomyosis can be effectively treated with UAE (uterine artery embolization).

Adenomyosis is often diagnosed in women of premenopausal age, i.e. 40-50 years old. Their main complaint is either heavy pain during periods or heavy menstrual bleeding. These symptoms are very similar to the symptoms of uterine fibroids. However, women with fibroid tumors typically have more significant bleeding, whereas adenomyosis causes significant pain to patients.

Adenomyosis treatment options include medical management, surgery, and interventional radiology techniques, such as UAE. The embolization of adenomyosis is slightly different from the one of uterine fibroids. The procedure treats adenomyosis quickly and nearly painlessly, and it’s effective in roughly 70% of cases. It eliminates major surgery complications and long recovery of surgery. Recovery after UAE usually takes about a week, much faster than after a hysterectomy.

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