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Uterus adhering to abdominal wall???

By May 30, 2012 - 8:27pm
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I have had a lot of complications with my period not stopping. Had to have blood transfusions, I'm severely anemic, have cysts on my ovaries, etc. I've posted about it before if you want to read my previous questions. Anyway, a friend of mine has experienced several of the same symptoms as I have. Turns out, her cysts were cancerous and while removing them they discovered that her uterus had attached to her abdominal wall. They ended up doing a hysterectomy. I've been researching this and it seems to happen as a result of scar tissue forming after surgery. I am 28, never had any kids but I want to and I have never had any kind of surgery. Can anybody give me any information on this condition? Causes and symptoms? Should I be concerned?

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Hi adorkabletiff,

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. Here is some more information on ovarian cysts: http://www.empowher.a/media/reference/ovarian-cyst

Only a small percentage of cases end up being cancerous and you are right, the uterus attaching to the abdominal wall is a result of scar tissue formation.  

Asherman's Syndrome, or intrauterine adhesions/scarring or synechiae, is an acquired uterine condition, characterized by the formation of adhesions (scar tissue) inside the uterus. In many cases the front and back walls of the uterus stick to one another. In other cases, adhesions only occur in a small portion of the uterus. The extent of the adhesions defines whether the case is mild, moderate, or severe. The adhesions can be thin or thick, spotty in location, or confluent. They are usually not vascular, which is an important attribute that helps in treatment.

Most patients with Asherman's Syndrome have scanty or absent periods (amenorrhea) but some have normal periods. Some patients have no periods but feel pain at the time that their period would normally arrive each month. This pain may indicate that menstruation is occurring but the blood cannot exit the uterus because the cervix is blocked by adhesions. Recurrent miscarriage and infertility could also be symptoms.

For more information, please visit: http://www.ashermans.org/home/

All the best, 


May 31, 2012 - 7:04am
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