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Adenomyosis is a condition that, like uterine fibroids, affects the uterus and can present challenges for individuals seeking relief from gynecological concerns. Seeking the expertise of a uterine fibroid specialist means accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment plans. Find best course of action to manage symptoms and improve overall reproductive health.

Dr. Manish Taneja

Vascular Specialist, Supreme Vascular and Interventional Clinic

Introduction to Adenomysosis

Are you looking for adenomyosis treatment in Singapore? Adenomyosis is a condition in which excess tissue grows on the muscular wall of the uterus instead of on the endometrial lining. This results in thickening in the wall of the womb, which leads to pain, heavy bleeding, and other problems. Women with adenomyosis often experience difficulty becoming pregnant due to the presence of the tissue, which makes it difficult for an embryo to implant into the endometrial lining of the womb.

Adenomyosis is similar to other uterine disorders, like endometriosis, fibroids, and uterine polyps. Some things that all these conditions have in common are heavy menstrual bleeding, severe cramping, and infertility. Adenomyosis can also occur concurrently with other uterine disorders, making diagnosis especially challenging. Despite their similarities, some key differences exist between adenomyosis and these other uterine disorders. Some of the differences that help doctors accurately diagnose adenomyosis are:

 

  • The location of the tissue growth
  • What the specific symptoms are
  • Where the excess tissue attaches

Adenomyosis Causes and Risk Factors

Doctors aren’t sure of the exact cause of adenomyosis, but there are some theories. One popular theory is that a defective junctional zone or inner myometrium causes women to have adenomyosis. Other theories exist, but none are definitive. It is known that some adenomyosis risk factors include women who are between the ages of 40 and 50 and who have given birth at least once. Another risk factor for developing adenomyosis is having undergone uterine surgeries, such as dilation and cutterage (D & C).
Hormonal factors are also a consideration, as women with adenomyosis often develop the condition due to fluctuations of estrogen, progesterone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and prolactin. Some women are even thought to suffer from an autoimmune disease that causes elevated localized levels of estrogen and prolactin that trigger this uterine disorder.

Common Symptoms of Adenomyosis

There are many common symptoms of adenomyosis, but they can vary significantly from woman to woman. While some women may experience no symptoms at all, others might experience:

  • A swollen, enlarged uterus
  • Sharp, stabbing pain in the pelvic area
  • Heavy menstrual periods
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Infertility

For some women, the symptoms can be very unpredictable, occurring periodically, and there can also be severe manifestations that require immediate treatment to improve their quality of life. Extremely heavy menstrual cycles can lead to anemia, which can cause fatigue and a host of other symptoms.

Adenomyosis Diagnosis

Diagnosing adenomyosis isn’t always easy because of its similarities to other uterine disorders, and the first step to properly diagnosing it is to undergo a thorough clinical assessment. During this assessment, the physician will obtain information about your symptoms, perform a physical examination, and send you for imaging testing. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound of the pelvis are the most common imaging tests. Even after imaging tests have been performed, adenomyosis can’t be confirmed. The only way to definitively confirm the presence of this condition is to examine the uterine tissue after a hysterectomy has been performed. . 

Adenomyosis Treatment in Singapore

Treatment options will vary, depending on the woman and her specific symptoms and goals. Medications like anti-inflammatories, birth control pills, and other prescription hormonal treatments are effective in some cases. Some sufferers may be responsive to a medication called tranexamic acid, which can decrease uterine bleeding during the menstrual period to a more manageable amount.

Another possible treatment for adenomyosis is uterine artery embolization (UAE). UAE is a minimally invasive treatment that entails blocking the blood supply to the abnormal tissue. It is an outpatient treatment that typically takes less than an hour to complete.
Symptoms of adenomyosis typically resolve with menopause, but women suffering from severe symptoms who haven’t undergone menopause may opt for a hysterectomy, which involves the removal of the entire uterus. However, for women wishing to preserve their fertility, surgery to remove the tissue from the uterine muscles is a possible alternative.

Dietary and Lifestyle Strategies

Dietary and lifestyle changes can have a profound positive effect on adenomyosis. Choosing a low-fat and low-sugar diet full of whole grains, plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean meats can manage symptoms. Diet, combined with a regular exercise program and adequate stress control, can work wonders for alleviating the symptoms of adenomyosis for some women.

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