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What is adenomyosis

What is adenomyosis

Uterine thickening: The general term means that there is the abnormal presence of glandular tissue in muscle. Most often, this term is used by doctors when referring to a condition specific to women who have uterine thickening. Here's a helpful link: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002481/. ...Read more

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Adenomyosis (Definition)

Adenomyosis is when glands and stroma from the uterine lining is found buried in the muscle wall of the uterus itself. The uterus at times is enlarged and it is boggy or soft in nature ...Read more


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What is adenomyosis?

What is adenomyosis?

Benign condition: Adenomyosis is a benign condition in which the glands that normally line the uterus implant within the walls of the uterus. When the uterine lining normally thickens and bleeds each cycle, those glands also thicken and bleed. This leads to excessively heavy and painful periods. The walls of uterus may become swollen, globular, and spongy. ...Read more

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Is Adenomyosis hereditary?

Is Adenomyosis hereditary?

No: Adenomyosis is very common as women age and can cause an increase in cramping, painful periods, bleeding and pain with sex. Like fibroids, we do not know what causes Adenomyosis. ...Read more

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Is adenomyosis always painful?

Is adenomyosis always painful?

Usually: Adenomyosis is essentially an invasion of the muscle layer of the uterus with lining cells of the uterine cavity. One is essentially having a period inside the muscle walls. Early on, there may be negligible pain but by and large it is painful with heavy menses, cramping and hemorrhage. It usually ends with a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What happens to cause adenomyosis?

What happens to cause adenomyosis?

Trauma: It's believed the trauma to the inside of the inside of the uterus and muscular wall like in cesarean sections may play a role. Otherwise, the mechanics and chemistry that tell the lining to stay superficial on top of the myometrium (uterine muscle) may malfunction. ...Read more

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How can adenomyosis be diagnosed?

How can  adenomyosis be  diagnosed?

Adenomyosis: Although pelvic ultrasound can show findings suggestive of adenomyosis, pelvic MRI without contrast is considered the best imaging study to accurately evaluate the thickness of the inner uterine myometrium (junctional zone). ...Read more

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What does anterior adenomyosis mean?

What does anterior adenomyosis mean?

Describes postion: Adenomyosis is a condition where the endometrial glands, the lining of the uterus, have grown into the muscle of the uterus. This will casue significant menstrual cramps and heavy bleeding during your period. Anterior is referring to where it is located, on the top portion of the uterus. ...Read more

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What options do I have if adenomyosis?

What options do I have if adenomyosis?

Hysterectomy: Only way to effectively treat adenomyosis is hysterectomy. Ablation can help with heavy periods but not cramps. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of adenomyosis?

What are the  symptoms of adenomyosis?

Pain, heavy periods: Adenomyosis is endometriosis in the wall of the uterus. It can make the uterus enlarged, tender and cause heavy, painful periods as well as painful sex. The symptoms can often be controlled with birth control pills, a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, or an endometrial ablation; but the condition remains. The only "cure" is to remove the uterus. ...Read more

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What is wrong with me? I have adenomyosis

What is wrong with me? I have adenomyosis

Not too much: Adenomyosis refers to the situation where the lining of your uterus (called endometrial glands) are abnormally situated within the muscular wall of the uterus. When you have your period this causes pain as the blood gets trapped within the muscle instead of being expelled from the uterus. It is a benign condition that is painful but not life threatening. It is not a cancerous condition. ...Read more

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