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Old 01-29-2003, 06:50 AM   #1
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Question Adenomyosis

what are the symptoms of adenomyosis?

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Old 01-29-2003, 07:05 AM   #2
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From what I understand, the symptoms are an enlarged uterus, and very heavy bleeding accompanied by painful cramps. I guess it's like endometriosis, but instead the uterine wall becomes thickened too much.

My doctor says I may have that as I have an enlarged uterus (12-week pregnancy size) and the other symptoms that go with it. He said the only way to correctly diagnose it would be a hysterectomy which he is not pushing for and neither am I as hopefully, menopause will occur within the next five years..I hope!

Old 01-29-2003, 12:38 PM   #3
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My understanding is the symptoms are the same as endometriosis. Severe cramping and bleeding. Adenmiosis does have an enlarged uterus the only way to diagnos is a hysterectomy. I had endometriosis so bad my dr. recomended a hysterectomy. I had one done and found out at that time that my uterus was enlarged and that I had adenmiosis. If you think you have it it is best to talk to your dr and get refered to a gyn that specializes in this area.

Old 01-29-2003, 03:30 PM   #4
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I was diagnosed with adenomyosis. I have an enlarged uterus, had severe bleeding and clots by the handfuls and lasted for months. The pain for me didn't seem to be any different than a normal period pain. The doctor wanted to do a d&c, laproscopy (sp?) and then tie my tubes while exploring. I had surgery scheduled but then a different surgery came up and had to cancel that one. In the meantime I'm researching this condition. I have found that a d&c is NOT going to fix the problem The only way to REALLY take care of the problem is a hysterectomy. Adenomyosis is similiar to endometriosis (sp?) except that the fibroids grow inside the muscle walls instead of on the outside. You would need to have an ultrasound to find adenomyosis.

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