Most women don't have enough knowledge of these two diseases, so it is difficult for them to distinguish these two diseases. They find endometriosis and adenomyosis are very similar diseases, and couldn't tell the differences between endometriosis and adenomyosis.
Since endometriosis and adenomyosis are two of the most common diseases that occur in women. You have to distinguish them in order get the right treatment immediately.
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Differences in definition:
Of course, similarities are existed between them. Endometriosis and adenomyosis are two gynecological conditions that both affect the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. But Endometriosis is always refers to the endometrium abnormally develops outside of the uterus; adenomyosis is a condition in which the endometrium grows into the muscular walls of the uterus instead of lining the outside of the uterus.
Differences in causes:
Although none of these two diseas's case is known for certain, one of the main differences between endometriosis and adenomyosis are the possible causes. A condition in which menstrual blood moves back up into the fallopian tubes instead of exiting the body is called retrograde menstruation. It is thought to be one of the primary factors that could lead to endometriosis. However, the causes of adenomyosis tend to not be as agreed upon, but typically are thought to be related to uterine damage from childbirth or surgery.
Similarities in symptoms:
There are some symptoms that apperared both in endometriosis and adenomyosis, and both of them would lead to painful intercourse, irregular menstruation, and dysmenorrhea.
Differences in symptoms:
However, there are also some different symptoms that make them distinctive from one another. The symptoms of endometriosis often include severe pelvic cramps, especially during menstruation, pain during and after intercourse, heavy menstrual periods or bleeding between periods, and infertility. Adenomyosis may not cause these symptoms in any women , but if it does, one of the symptoms that differentiate it from endometriosis is a swollen or tender lower abdomen. Endometriosis could also cause infertility and tend to occur in women who have never given birth, while adenomyosis more commonly develops after childbirth.
Similarities in treatment:
Another important similarity between them is the treatments. Treatment options for endometriosis and adenomyosis nearly the same;however, women with endometriosis will generally be more likely to require more serious treatment options than those with adenomyosis. The symptoms of both of these conditions may be relieved with the use of a Chinese herbal medicine. This medicine named Fuyan pill, which has been proved to be effective on both endometriosis and adenomyosis. It works with the effect of promoting blood circulation to remove blood stasis, heat-clearing and detoxifying and nourishing spleen and eliminating dampness and so on. With these effects, it can eliminate the symptoms of these two kinds of diseases.