Adenoma or Fibroid
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October 3rd, 2013, 11:15 PM
Proud mom of Leiland
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Southern CA, Born and raised in MI
So when we began this round of IVF on my second scan my RE found a mass in my uterus. He didn't rush to cancel the cycle, but sent me for a pelvic MRI. He said it was likely one of two things. A fibroid or Adenoma. If a fibroid he would prefer I have it surgically removed before proceeding. This would delay the cycle by 6 months, but better chances of baby sticking. So he got the results and said it was an adenoma not a fibroid and that we could continue on with this cycle. I was stoked.
Until my next ultrasound after getting pregnant. It had doubled in size. It wasn't huge, but indeed growing.
FF to me seeing my OB. That day I had filled the paperwork out to transfer my records to him. He didn't think it was an adenoma and that it was a fibroid. But I know my RE, he wouldn't have done the procedure if it was something that could be fixed. He told me a hysterectomy was the only fix for an adenoma.
Anyway, so at this point I don't know what this thing is, or what to make of it. I need info and its driving me batty thinking about it. Will it cause preterm labor? Raise my chances of a c-section? Cause me to be on bedrest? I have no idea.
I see my OB Monday, and I want to call tomorrow and mention ahead of time I have questions to ensure he is able to look over those records before I go in. He is a GREAT OB, but that doesn't mean he knows about adenomas. If he says its a fibroid I don't know what to think. I have researched on the internet and can't seem to find anything about adenomas in the uterus. NO clue.
SO yeah thats whats weighing heavy on my mind right now. I just want answers.
This is the most clairifying info I have found.
What is adenomyosis?
Adenomyosis is the growth of uterine tissue from one particular layer of the uterus (the endometrial glands) into the "wrong" layer (the muscle layer, called the myometrium). It is a benign condition, but it can enlarge the uterus presenting as a growth. Adenomyosis is similar to
, which is the growth of cells similar to those that form the inside of the uterus (endometrial cells), in a location outside of the uterus. In adenomyosis, the abnormal growth of endometrial cells occurs within the muscular layer of the uterus.
The cause of adenomyosis is not well understood. Some researchers believe that previous surgeries on the uterus (including
) can cause the endometrial (uterine lining) cells to spread and grow in an abnormal location (the muscular layer of the uterine wall). Another possibility is that adenomyosis arises from tissues in the uterine wall itself that may have been deposited there during development of the uterus.
Adenomyosis is more common after childbirth.
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