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TTC... I underwent operation due to paratubal cyst on the left. Right tube had been removed due to ectopic pregnancy & now I have diffuse adenomyosis.
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My ultrasound state s heterogenous uterus consider diffuse myomitosis /adenomyosis. With mderate thickening endometrium 1.5cm is this cancerous?
Easy To Find Out: Adenomyosis (endometriosis interna) is simply endometrial glands that are in the muscle layer of the uterus. It can cause heavier, irreg bleeding & more painful menses (menometrorrhagia & dysmenorrhea). Your us may simply be reflecting this finding. However, abnormal bleeding can also signify endometrial hyperplasia (pre-cancerous) or worse and at a minimum a biopsy (emb) is recommended. Take care. ...Read more
Diffuse heterogeneity of the uterine myometrium w/o discrete mass sugg of adenomyosis and small fibroids pls explain the meaning of my US. WORRIED?
Adenomyosis: Your sonogram from what you have written is suggestive of adenomyosis. Women who have adenomyosis usually have pelvic pain chronically or severe pain just during their periods. Typical medications that women use to combat the pain are Motrin, Naprosyn, (naproxen) Alleve. There are birth control methods that can stop or decrease periods--Depo-Provera which can also be used to help with the pain. ...Read more
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
NO: 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
None: Nothing in particular is known to affect it. If you try a dairy free or gluten free diet and you feel between by all means continue. If you notice anything that makes you feel better experiment and try. ...Read more
Surgery: Adenomyosis refers to endometrial tissue growing in the muscle of the uterus. Hypertrophy uterine wall may suggest it on ultrasound. Otherwise the diagnosis if made by pathology once the uterus is removed. Lupron (leuprolide) therapy (medical menopause) may reduce or eliminate the ectopic tissue for awhile, but eventually it will come back with its associated symptoms. Tx options depend on your symptoms. ...Read more
I am 48 yrs old. U/S diagnosed with Adenomyosis with no bleeding, bilayer thickness of endometrium is 5-6 mm get lots of pain. What else could it be?
Adenomyosis: Ultrasound can't make the diagnosis of endometriosis, it just suggests it. It could be endometriosis as well, which may give you a completely normal US. It could also be worsening dysmenorrhea (period pain) and lastly you still have to consider pain from other structures like the bladder, bowel and nerve pain of the abdominal wall. ...Read more
Very similar: Adenomyosis is endometriosis in the wall of the uterus, and many patients will have both. It can make the uterus enlarged, tender and cause heavy, painful periods as well as painful sex. Like endometriosis, the symptoms can often be controlled with hormonal therapy, but the condition remains. Symptoms that do not respond to medical management may require surgery. ...Read more
Same process: The uterus is made up of a thin lining and a much thicker muscular portion. The lining is called the endometrium. When these cells are found outside the uterus, it is endometriosis. When these lining cells are located deep to the lining but still inside the uterus that is adenomyosis. Simply put, adenomyosis is endometriosis that involves the uterus (below the lining). ...Read more
Recovery? No: Adenomyosis is actually quite common and does not necessarily require treatment. In some cases it is thought to be a cause of painful periods (dysmenorrhea) although there is debate as to the correctness of that assumption. Frequently, women can use hormonal manipulation of their cycles to decrease symptoms which could be related to adenomyosis. Unfortunately medications are temporary treatment. ...Read more
Does anyone know of a condition that has symptoms similar to endometriosis other than adenomyosis?
Fibroids can: Patients with fibroids often have heavy bleeding and pain and so do patients with adenomyosis. However, in general if you ask patients with symptomatic fibroids which is worse bleeding or pain they usu say bleeding whereas adenomyosis patients usu say the pain. Patients with adenomyosis often have painful intercourse fibroid patients much less so. Pelvic MRI very helpful to evaluate these patients. ...Read more
Having children is difficult and risky if a woman is diagnosed with adenomyosis I am 43 years old just married planning to have children. Recently I was diagnosed with adenomyosis. Having children is difficult and risk? Please let me know
Adenomyosis: Adenomyosis as you know is caused by glandular tissue, the endometrial tissue (or lining of the uterus), that is inside of the muscle of the uterus instead of simply lining it. Then, when women with adenomyosis get their periods, they can have very painful periods and can have excessive bleeding. Adenomyosis can be related to endometriosis. Women with both conditions can get pregnant successfully. I am glad that you have been diagnosed so that your doctor can monitor your condition. ...Read more
Rare, possible: 2 families noted in OMIM, showed possible genetic predisposition. Emge (1962) noted "7 mother-daughter pairs who had undergone surgery for adenomyosis over a 15-year period. Arnold et al. (1995) reported a family with "adenomyosis in 3 successive generations; 2 sisters, their mother, and their maternal grandmother." That's it. ...Read more
Surgery if Symptoms:
No medication permanently shrinks fibroid tumors, nor adenomyosis. If you have symptoms options exist to help improve them:
birth control pills or Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud may lessen period bleeding and cramps.
Hysterectomy (fibroid uterus removal), preferably laparoscopic or vaginal routes, best choice if family complete. ...Read more
Rarely: Adenomyosis is mis-placed endometrial lining glands into the wall of the uterus (into the muscle). It is uncommon for these misplaced glands to become malignant, but it does happen. More often, it is the surface glands that undergone malignant transformation, and then grow down and into the areas of adenomyosis. At your age, this would be exceptionally rare. ...Read more
There's always hope: And techniques to improve the chances of getting pregnant when you have fibroids including timing the intercourse close to ovulation, intrauterine insemination, myectomy, uterine artery embolization and in vitro fertilization/ ivf. Best of luck and may god bless you! Http://www. Ehow. Com/how_5246711_pregnant-uterine-fibroids. Html#page=1. ...Read more
OCPs, Novasure: 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