Definitions

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  • noun A form of endometriosis characterized by the invasive, usually benign growth of tissue into smooth muscle such as the uterus.

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  • noun medicine A condition characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue in the myometrium, sometimes considered as a form of endometriosis.

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  • noun the presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; causes premenstrual pain and dysmenorrhea

Etymologies

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From adeno- +‎ myosis.

Examples

  • Heavy and sometimes painful menstrual periods in women in our forties may be associated with a condition known as adenomyosis.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • Heavy and sometimes painful menstrual periods in women in our forties may be associated with a condition known as adenomyosis.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • Heavy and sometimes painful menstrual periods in women in our forties may be associated with a condition known as adenomyosis.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • Heavy and sometimes painful menstrual periods in women in our forties may be associated with a condition known as adenomyosis.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • In some instances, endometrial tissue can also invade the muscle wall of the uterus, causing a problem known as adenomyosis.

    Getting Pregnant

  • They will also compare their current results with those reported for myomectomy and uterine artery embolization and investigate the efficacy of MRgFUS in treating other uterine conditions, such as adenomyosis, a condition in which tissue that normally lines the uterus also grows within the muscular walls of the uterus, said Hesley.

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  • Got an MRI done where I worked and it showed adenomyosis.

    In Defense of the Hysterectomy

  • Most cases of endometriosis, adenomyosis, and fibroids.

    Bioidentical Hormones on Oprah, Are They Safe?

  • Hysterectomy is the only way to diagnose adenomyosis definitively, and may be recommended to treat symptoms.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • Among the more common reasons are hormone imbalance caused by your body secreting too much estrogen or not enough progesterone; the effects of hormone pills; fibroids; polyps; adenomyosis (see page 209); infection; abnormal growth of the uterine lining (endometrium); chronic endometritis (inflammation or infection of the lining of the uterus); and thyroid hormonal changes.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

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