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Unread 03-05-2002, 05:25 AM

Hi everyone,
looking for some info on ademyosis[spelling?]
What is it and how is it diognosed?
Is it different than fibroids?Thanks once again.
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Unread 03-05-2002, 05:57 AM


Adenomyosis is an internal endometriosis. I guess abnormal bleeding is one of the signs, that is what I had. I think it used to be the only way they could tell if you had this was if you had a hysterectomy and they send it for pathology. Now I think they can use an MRI or catscan or something. I think it's in the muscle, or wall, of the uterus. It is not the same thing as fibroids. Your doctor can tell you more about it.

Hope that was a little bit helpful!

Unread 03-05-2002, 08:21 AM

Hi there Ronnie

Adenomyosis is the presence of endometrial glands and supporting tissues in the muscle of the uterus where it would not occur normally. When the gland tissue grows during the menstrual cycle and then at menses tries to slough, the old tissue and blood cannot escape the uterine muscle and flow out of the cervix as part of normal menses. This trapping of the blood and tissue causes uterine pain in the form of monthly menstrual cramps. It also produces abnormal uterine bleeding when some of the blood finally escapes the muscle resulting in prolonged spotting. It more often occurs in the posterior wall of the uterus.

The background incidence of adenomyosis in all women either with or without symptoms is not known precisely because only in recent years has MRI imaging been able to diagnose

Hope this helps you some

take care
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Unread 03-05-2002, 11:22 AM

Thank you for explaining that! I just got back from the doctor and the pathology report said I had now I know what it wonder I was in pain!

Unread 03-07-2002, 07:51 AM

Thank Goodness someone knows what it is. It was hard to understand the difference between that and Endometriosis. My surgery is March 19th Lap total hysterctomy. New here at hystersisters but glad I found you all.

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