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Tks Bertha !! Most helpful with all those ref. !! I misspelt it, though ! Too late now ! Tks all the same !
Tks to Marcos too for such a clear definition of the term ! 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Adenomyosis is a disease occurring at the interface between the endometrium and the myometrium. It is characterised by the progressive penetration of endometrial glands and stroma into the myometrium together with by smooth muscle hyperplasia and an altered local immune environment.
Adenomyosis is an important cause of dysmenorrhoea, menorrhagia and possibly subfertility. Until recently, the diagnosis could only be made after hysterectomy by which time its clinical relevance was merely academic. Based on the study of hysterectomy specimens it has become widely accepted that adenomyosis mainly affects women in the late reproductive years and perimenopause. However, recent studies using non-invasive diagnostic imaging techniques have indicated that adenomyosis may not be uncommon in symptomatic women in their twenties and thirties.