This How to Treat article and quiz are accredited by the RACGP and ACRRM for the 2017-2019 triennium
- Adenomyosis can cause debilitating heavy menstrual bleeding and dysmenorrhoea.
- Adenomyosis can impair fertility and pregnancy.
- Adenomyosis often coexists with fibroids and endometriosis.
- Heightened awareness and clinical suspicion are keys to early diagnosis.
- Ultrasound signs can be subtle; MRI is more accurate but not readily available.
- Medical therapy is aimed at reducing heavy menstrual bleeding and dysmenorrhoea
- Uterine artery embolisation is an effective non-surgical alternative to hysterectomy.