What is Adenomyosis?

Adenomyosis is a condition where the inner lining of your uterus grows into the uterine wall, enlarging your uterus. This extra tissue causes your uterus to grow in size. Adenomyosis can also cause menstrual cramps, lower abdominal pressure, and bloating before menstrual periods and can result in painful and heavy periods.  

You can consult the best GYN in Brooklyn if you have symptoms of adenomyosis. Please visit Doral Health and Wellness – Women’s Health Center for more information about adenomyosis. 

Although adenomyosis and endometriosis are disorders that both involve endometrial tissue and are painful, there is a difference between the two. Adenomyosis is an endometrial tissue that grows into the muscle of your uterus, while endometriosis involves the endometrial tissue growing outside your uterus and can involve your fallopian tubes, ovaries, pelvic walls, or bowel. 

SYMPTOMS 

Symptoms for adenomyosis can be mild to severe. And you may not experience any symptoms at all. But the most common symptoms can include: 

  • Painful menstrual cramps 
  • Heavy and prolonged menstrual period 
  • Pelvic pain 
  • Enlarged uterus 
  • Pain during sexual intercourse 
  • Infertility 

CAUSES 

There is no known exact cause for adenomyosis. But there are several theories about what causes this condition, and they can include: 

  • Uterine inflammation after childbirth 
  • Invasive growth of endometrial cells into the uterine 
  • Extra tissues in the uterine wall 
  • Stem cells in the myometrium 

Adenomyosis can have a negative impact on your lifestyle. You may experience heavy bleeding and pelvic pain, preventing you from enjoying your normal daily activities. If you have this condition, you also have an increased risk of anemia which is caused by blood loss and can result in iron deficiency. 

TREATMENT 

Adenomyosis is a condition that is not life-threatening. There are many treatments available to help alleviate the symptoms, which can include: 

  • Anti-inflammatory medications 
  • Hormonal treatments 
  • Endometrial ablation 
  • Uterine artery embolization 
  • Ultrasound-guided focused ultrasound surgery 

But there is only one way in curing adenomyosis, and that is to undergo a hysterectomy. This procedure is done surgically to remove your uterus. This is a major surgical procedure and is only considered in severe cases if you have no plans to give birth in the future.  

 You may not even know that you have adenomyosis since this condition doesn’t always present symptoms. And if you have symptoms, it can disrupt your life. If you or someone you know has adenomyosis, talk to your gynecologist about your condition. You can discuss and formulate with them a treatment plan for your condition.  

 At Doral Health and Wellness – Women’s Health Center, we have the best GYN doctor in East New York, and we provide women with quality healthcare services. To schedule an appointment, you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, or call us on 1-347-384-5690 or 1-347-955-3465. You can also visit our website to book an appointment online at https://doralhw.org or contact us at info@doralhw.org if you have any queries.