A term used to describe how the uterus looks when an ultrasound is done is “heterogeneous uterus.” It just means that the uterus doesn’t look the same all the way around when the ultrasound is done.
MedHelp says that uterine fibroids and adenomyosis are two common reasons why a uterus looks different from the rest of the body. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous muscle growths on the wall of the uterus. Adenomyosis is the growth of normal uterine glands into the muscle wall of the uterus.
ZocDoc says that both of these conditions are very common. By the time a woman reaches middle age, nearly half of all women have at least one of them. Most of the time, the conditions don’t cause any symptoms. However, they have been known to cause heavy periods, cramps, and abdominal pain. Fibroids and adenomyosis in the uterus don’t have a big effect on a woman’s ability to get pregnant, but they should be talked about and diagnosed by an OB/GYN so that the right treatment and care can be given.
WebMD says that both uterine fibroids and adenomyosis get better when you take medicine or go through menopause. Most of the time, the conditions are harmless and don’t need to be treated, but if the pain is very bad, surgery may be done to fix the problem. Most of the time, surgery to remove uterine fibroids or adenomyosis is only done if the condition is only in one part of the uterus. When the condition affects most of the uterus, a hysterectomy may be done to stop the pain and irritation caused by it.