Treatment and prevention of adenomyosis

Treatment and prevention options depend on the severity of your symptoms, the degree to which they affect your life, and your age. Because adenomyosis typically goes away with menopause, women with mild symptoms who are close to menopause may not need any treatment.

Adenomyosis treatment options include:

  • Birth control pills, which help regulate hormone levels and decrease the pain and bleeding associated with adenomyosis
  • Progesterone-containing IUDs, which may cause your periods to stop, providing relief from symptoms
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen. These medications not only decrease inflammation, they may also decrease blood flow and cramping during your period
  • Hysterectomy, which can cure adenomyosis and may be recommended if your symptoms are severe and interfering with your life, and other treatments have not provided satisfactory relief

Your gynecologist will discuss your treatment options with you, help you select the most appropriate plan, and review your options to treat adenomyosis in NV, AZ, and CA today.