Adenomyosis After Menopause

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Posted on Monday, July 15, 2002 – 10:53 pm

I have two questions regarding adenomyosis:

1. If a women did not have adenomyosis prior to a myomectomy, could the myomectomy cause adenomyosis?

2. If a woman can deal with the symptoms of adenomyosis until menopause, will the symptoms subside once menopause has started?

Thank you.

Dr. del Junco Jr. (Doctor)
Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2002 – 1:04 am

Dear Jan-
Thank you for your posting…
Myomectomy surgery will not cause adenomyosis-they are two separate disease processes..unrelated.
Once in menopause the symptoms of adeno should cease, HOWEVER, if a women begins any form of hormone replacement therapy, the estrogen in that supply will cause the adenomyosis to begin to spread again..and symptoms may re-occur. This is why we recommend women not wait for or delay treatment…if you can remain off all hormone replacement you should be ok..but most women cannot, and do not, do that.Hope this has answered your questions.

g Hunter1
Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 – 7:51 pm

Is there any treatment available to treat an enlarge uterus such as the one with adenomyosis?

Dr. del Junco Jr. (Doctor)
Posted on Sunday, August 25, 2002 – 2:51 pm

Dear g Hunter1-
Most traditional gynecologists will recommend a hysterectomy for an enlarged uterus..we offer a laser assisted “debulking” of the uterus…we removed the diseased part of the organ but save and reconstruct the rest. It allows the uterus to still function hormonally and sexually but is reduced to a very small size.