Confused about the disease and wants to confirm it?
Your doctor will suspect the disease if you have very painful, heavy and prolonged periods, cramping pain with passage of blood clots, a continuous feeling of bloated abdomen and lower abdominal pain. Confirmation is by Ultrasound test or MRI of Pelvis. Internal Ultrasound (called Transvaginal Ultrasound or TVS) is preferable. It shows enlarged, globular looking uterus with distorted and heterogeneous, coarse myometrial tissue and almost obliterated uterine lining. 1-3 fibroids may also co-exist.
MRI of Pelvis is even better test for confirmation. It shows dark and thick junctional zone (>10-12 mm) with presence of very small bright foci within it on T2W images representing micro hemorrhages. Thick is the junctional zone, more severe is the disease. In advanced cases, entire uterus is replaced by dark tissue.
Treatment: Scared of the treatment what your family doctor or Gynaecologist has told i.e. removal of uterus (hysterectomy) ? No need to panic and no need of hysterectomy. Yes, you have heard it right. Hysterectomy is no longer needed to treat this disease. The latest newage technologically advanced treatment is Uterine Artery Embolization – A non-surgical treatment with only one day hospitalization. This treatment which was till now very popular in western countries is now available in India , in New Delhi.
Dr Pradeep Muley MD
Senior consultant Interventional Radiologist
New Delhi, India
Call or Whatsapp 09810492778 or
website — http://www.adenomyosistreatment.in/