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Cryoablation for Adenomyosis?

By Anonymous April 24, 2012 - 10:33pm
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I have been diagnosed with adenomyosis, which I was told is the likely cause of my very heavy bleeding/clotting and extreme cramping that has gotten progressively worse after the birth of my third child three years ago. After given my treatment options, I first chose the least invasive approach - the Mirena IUD. However, I suffered numerous side effects and decided to have Mirena removed after a few months. Therefore, the options I have left are 1) wait it out until menopause (I am only 35 years, however); 2) cyroablation; and, lastly, 3) hysterectomy. I do not want surgery, thus I am seeking advice whether cyroablation of the uterus has been successful with adenomyosis? Thank you.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Treatment options for adenomyosis include:

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs. If you're nearing menopause, your doctor may have you try anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), to control the pain.
  • Hormone medications. Controlling your menstrual cycle through combined estrogen-progestin oral contraceptives or through hormone-containing patches or vaginal rings may lessen the heavy bleeding and pain associated with adenomyosis.

You might want to discuss this with your doctor or get a second opinion from another physician.

Here are some resources for you




April 25, 2012 - 5:29am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Thank you, Daisy, for your quick reply. However, I am only 35 and most likely many years from menopause. As for the option of controlling the hormones, contraceptives cause me to have severe migraines. Thus, I am considering the cyroablation. But, only if the procedure has a chance of being successful of reducing the bleeding and cramping. Thanks again.

April 25, 2012 - 10:21pm
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