Adenomyosis with no pain or heavy bleeding, and SIBO connection
I am 51 and was just diagnosed with adenomyosis using MRI. They want to remove my uterus. The interventional radiologist who ordered the MRI prior to possibly doing uterine emoblization said I could wait it out and the uterus will shrink at menopause.
I still have regular periods with no hot flashes, and no bleeding in between periods. I had very heavy periods for years and was diagnosed with anemia. My last three menstrual cycles were completely normal with no cramps. I achieved this, I believe, by juicing daily with turmeric and ginger added to my juice mixes after doing research on the internet. I also cut back on caffeine and alcohol. I do not eat gluten or heavy dairy. The only symptom of adenomyosis I have now is an enlarged uterus (11 cm on last MRI) which is pressing on my bladder.
Will progesterone help reduce the size of my uterus so it doesn't press on my bladder? I am worried the uterus will continue to grow.
Also, of note, I was diagnosed with sudden onset of SIBO (after taking some new probiotics for bloating) and the sudden growth of the uterus seems to have coincided with that event. I was given antibiotics to treat the SIBO but it did not cure it completely. My only symptom with the SIBO is a lot of belching. My digestive function feels, otherwise normal.
I am seeking treatment with a functional medicine doctor for the SIBO. She said certain bad bacteria can interfere with estrogen metabolism, and this could be related to the sudden growth spurt of my uterus to the point that it's creating pressure on my bladder.
I am wondering if I should try progresterone to help shrink my uterus to relieve the pressure I feel in my abdomen. (I have a tilted uterus, so my belly does protrude that much, thankfully.)