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Things to know about Adenomyosis

Things to know about Adenomyosis

What is Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is a condition that usually affects women of reproductive age. It occurs when the endometrium, the innermost layer of the uterine wall, breaks through the muscle tissue of the uterine wall. This can cause various symptoms, including heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and pressure on the bladder or rectum. In some cases, adenomyosis can also lead to infertility.

Causes for Adenomayosis?

Adenomyosis is a condition where the tissue that normally lines the uterus (endometrium) starts to grow into the muscular wall of the uterus. This can cause your menstrual periods to become longer, heavier, and more painful than usual. The exact cause of adenomyosis is unknown, but there are several theories about what might contribute to its development. Some believe that it may be due to previous uterine surgery (such as a C-section), while others think it could be related to hormonal imbalances. It’s also possible that adenomyosis is simply an overgrowth of endometrial tissue for unknown reasons. Regardless of the cause, adenomyosis can be a difficult condition to manage and treat

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may have adenomyosis 

Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is a common symptom of adenomyosis. You may have AUB if you experience heavy or prolonged periods, spotting between periods, or extremely painful menstrual cramps. Other symptoms include fatigue, bloating, and pelvic pain.

Treatment for Adenomyosis

If you’re experiencing symptoms of adenomyosis, it’s important to seek treatment from a doctor. There are several different treatment options available that can effectively alleviate the symptoms of adenomyosis. Some of the most common treatments include medication, surgery, and self-care measures. Treatment for adenomyosis will vary depending on the individual, so be sure to discuss your options with a healthcare professional.

Conclusion

Make an appointment with your gynecologist right away if you notice any of the following symptoms that are similar to those described above. Dr. Sarah Hussain is a London Gynaecologist with years of experience who can help you with any gynecological issues. To schedule an appointment, please contact us.