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What is the difference between fibroids and adenomyosis?
Last Updated: 23rd May, 2020
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In respect to this, can adenomyosis be mistaken for fibroids?
Because the symptoms are so similar, adenomyosis is often misdiagnosed as uterine fibroids. However, the two conditions are not the same. While fibroids are benign tumors growing in or on the uterine wall, adenomyosis is less of a defined mass of cells within the uterine wall.
Secondly, what is the best treatment for adenomyosis? Treatment options for adenomyosis include:
- Anti-inflammatory drugs. Your doctor might recommend anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), to control the pain.
- Hormone medications.
Also asked, which is worse endometriosis or adenomyosis?
Although they can occur together, endometriosis is when endometrial cells (the lining of the uterus) are in a location outside of the uterus. Adenomyosis is when these cells exist or grow into the uterine wall. Although both can cause pain, endometriosis does not always cause heavy bleeding.
Does adenomyosis get progressively worse?
Without treatment, adenomyosis may remain the same or symptoms can get worse. Treatment is not necessary if a woman has no symptoms, is not trying to get pregnant, or is nearing menopause, which is when most women find relief from their symptoms.