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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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What is adenomyosis and what other health problems can it be related to?

What is adenomyosis and what other health problems can it be related to?

Thick uterine muscle: When endometrial glands grow inside uterine muscle walls. It is associated with endometriosis, dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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Help! what is adenomyosis and what other health problems can it lead to?

Help! what is adenomyosis and what other health problems can it lead to?

Ectopic endometrium : Adenomyosis is growth of the endometrial glands into the muscle of the uterine wall. It can be a cause of painful and or heavy periods and could possibly lead to the development of anemia. ...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 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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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 the difference between adenomyosis and endometriosis?

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

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I'm 20 years old that has problems with bc pills so can't take them and I have adenomyosis what else will help besides bc pills?

Preventing Pregnancy: There are condoms to be worn by the male partner. There are female condoms to be worn by the female. There is a product called an iud to be inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. There is the surgical option for the male called 'vasectomy'. ...Read more

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I am almost 18 I have been diagnosed with pcos and adenomyosis. What are my chances of normal fertility?

I am almost 18 I have been diagnosed with pcos and adenomyosis. What are my chances of normal fertility?

Hard to say: Pcos is a very common cause of infertility but not all women with pcos have trouble getting pregnant. Adenomyosis is even trickier since how strongly it effects fertility is unclear. You may have trouble getting pregnant in the future, but you should not presume that this is inevitable. ...Read more