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What is adenomyosis?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is an invasion of the muscle fibers in the uterus (womb) by lining cells of the uterine cavity (endometrium).
This can cause very heavy periods, since the uterine muscle cannot contract well at the time of the menstrual cycle, as well as significant lower abdominal pain with menstrual contractions. The treatment is usually surgical or oral birth control (if no contraindications).

In brief: Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is an invasion of the muscle fibers in the uterus (womb) by lining cells of the uterine cavity (endometrium).
This can cause very heavy periods, since the uterine muscle cannot contract well at the time of the menstrual cycle, as well as significant lower abdominal pain with menstrual contractions. The treatment is usually surgical or oral birth control (if no contraindications).
Dr. John Berryman
Dr. John Berryman
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