What does adenomyosis pain feel like?
Sometimes, adenomyosis causes no signs or symptoms or only mild discomfort. However, adenomyosis can cause: Heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding. Severe cramping or sharp, knifelike pelvic pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhea)
Where do you feel pain with adenomyosis?
In addition to heavy, painful periods, adenomyosis can cause pain during sex and chronic pain throughout the pelvic area. Women with adenomyosis sometimes find that their menstrual pain – which some describe as knife-like – gets worse over time.
Why is adenomyosis so painful?
Adenomyosis occurs when the cells that line the uterus (endometrial tissue) grow into the muscular wall of the uterus. As a result, the uterus becomes swollen and enlarged, typically causing painful, heavy periods.
What is the best painkiller for adenomyosis?
Your doctor might recommend anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), to control the pain. By starting an anti-inflammatory medicine one to two days before your period begins and taking it during your period, you can reduce menstrual blood flow and help relieve pain.
How bad can adenomyosis get?
“A lot of women with adenomyosis have such bad periods that they have to put their life on hold for that time of the month. It affects quality of life significantly. It can lead to anaemia due to heavy bleeding and lead to extreme tiredness.”
Is adenomyosis constant pain?
Pain associated with adenomyosis can be debilitating and persistent, even after surgical removal of endometrial tissue.
Can adenomyosis affect your bowels?
When the uterus becomes enlarged, adenomyosis affects bowels by putting excess pressure on your surrounding organs like the bladder, intestines, and rectum. Depending on where the endometrial tissue is growing, will determine which organ it may affect more.
Can adenomyosis cause bladder problems?
Adenomyosis can cause chronic pelvic pain, abnormal and heavy bleeding, bladder pressure, painful intercourse and possible infertility.
Can adenomyosis cause fatigue?
In general, adenomyosis is not dangerous. In women with severe symptoms, however, heavy menstrual bleeding can lead to anemia, which causes fatigue. The excessive bleeding and pain can also lead women to avoid activities and socializing, which can strain relationships and lead to depression, anxiety and other emotional distress.
Is it endometriosis or adenomyosis?
Adenomyosis is a condition in which the inner lining of the uterus (the endometrium) breaks through the muscle wall of the uterus (the myometrium). Adenomyosis can cause menstrual cramps, lower abdominal pressure, and bloating before menstrual periods and can result in heavy periods.
Does adenomyosis spread?
Adenomyosis is a form of endometriosis that only attacks the uterine muscle. If left untreated surgically, it will continue to spread. The bulk of the disease needs to be surgically excised and I recommend laser treatment to the remaining area that is effected.