Talk:Adenomyosis

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The section on symptoms needs some bibliographic citations. I have looked at numerous peer reviewed articles on the subject but the following symptoms are not listed:

Strong 'contraction' feel of uterus Abdominal cramps A 'bearing' down feeling Pressure on bladder Dragging sensation down thighs and legs — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.237.36.146 (talk) 12:09, 2 August 2011 (UTC)


I really wish medical articles would not include photographs of surgery. It's very disturbing to some of us. It would be better to have a link to surgical photograph (with a caption warning the viewer) so that people who are upset by this kind of thing can choose not be assaulted with it when looking up a medical condition, but people who want to see such photographs have easy access to them. I know a lot of editors have no sympathy for this position, but being disturbed by images of surgery is very common and very real to many people, and having a link instead of an embedded photograph allows everyone to have access to the materials as they choose. 24.215.150.111 (talk) 19:26, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

UCSF Wikiproject Medicine - Editing Plan[edit]

Hello Wikipedians, I am Daniel Copeland, DHCopeland (talk), a senior medical student at UCSF School of Medicine, taking part in the UCSF Wikiproject Medicine Elective. I will be working to edit and improve the adenomyosis wiki article this month.

Broadly, I hope to accomplish the following goals:

1. Expand the Adenomyosis wiki from its current Start-Class (which may be outdated), by expanding sections consistent with Wikipedia Manual of Style/Medicine-related articles.
2. Update references using relevant review articles and other secondary literature.
3. Tag un-cited claims and eventually either find supporting sources or remove the claims outright.
4. Utilize Acrolinx report to enhance readability and accessibility to readers.
5. By section I am planning to make the following changes.

• LEAD (Introduction):
I will work extensively upon the lead section, with the plan to expand it while aiming to simplify language as it is unnecessarily full of medic (especially in the first few sentences). I will remove or move the etymology lines presently located in the first paragraph. I don't feel it is well suited to the lead section.

• INFO BOX:
I will likely keep the info box as it currently stands. I saw the previous comment regarding the triggering nature of surgical pictures and while appreciating the sincerity of the user's request, I will retain the surgical pictures in consistency with the Wikipedia policy on image censorship (which I will add to the talk page) and for the meaningful contribution it makes to understanding the impact of the disease on normal anatomy (which I may ultimately add a picture of normal laparoscopic view of the pelvis for context).

• SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:
I will expand and organize the signs and symptoms that a patient with adenomyosis may experience. I will likely remove the differential diagnosis section (from the diagnosis section) as it does not meaningfully contribute. In its place, I will instead add direct links in the signs and symptoms section to the the relevant symptoms wiki pages. I will expand the fertility section.

• DIAGNOSIS:
I will expand the diagnosis section of adenomyosis, likely grouping the section into subsections based upon different diagnostic tests. (MRI, Transvaginal US, and histological tests).

• TREATMENT:
I will expand discussion of different modalities for treatment of adenomyosis with added subheadings.

• PROGNOSIS:
I will expand discussion of the prognosis of patients who are diagnosed with ademomyosis, especially as it relates to fertility.

• EPIDEMIOLOGY:
I will discuss epidemiological trends associated with adenomyosis.

• HISTORY, SOCIETY AND CULTURE, RESEARCH DIRECTIONS:
I will add the following sections once appropriate sources are found.


DHCopeland (talk) 09:48, 2 December 2016 (UTC)


UCSF Wikiproject Medicine - Peer Feedback[edit]

For the Diagnosis section:

-Overall good organization and good detail and explanations for each method.

-Good pics.

-Good hyperlinking.

Suggest changing:

-Start with a brief overview of the most common diagnostic methods before going into each.

-Shorter sentences in hysterectomy paragraph.

-Explain that "non-invasive" usually means imaging.

-The TVUS and MRI sections are a little heavy on radiology specifics, try adding some basic test characteristics and what clinical situations they might be used in. Benfromdc (talk) 06:29, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Changing the main picture[edit]

Barring objection, I plan to change the main picture to something more cartoon-like such as can be found here http://www.medicalexhibits.com/obrasky/2011/11136_04X.jpg. Obviously I plan to find or create a non-copyrighted image to use on the page. DHCopeland (talk) 23:11, 14 January 2017 (UTC)