A 51-year-old female asked:
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Told I have the start of adenomyosis from ultrasound. How can they tell and how long until it starts and how fast does it spread?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Not Cancer: Adenomyosis is defined by the presence of endometrial tissue within the muscular wall of the uterus (myometrium). It is frequently associated with heavy and painful periods. 20% of patients have associated endometriosis. The findings on ultrasound are nonspecific and the sono can be relatively insensitive to the condition. The condition should regress with menopause. Not a malignant condition.
Answered on Feb 7, 2015
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