What Is Adenomyosis?

Adenomyosis is a uterine disorder that causes a woman’s endometrial tissue to spread into the uterine muscles. This disorder frequently causes uterine enlargement, extremely painful menstrual cycles, and pain during sexual intercourse.

What Causes Adenomyosis?

The cause of adenomyosis is currently unknown. However, current medical evidence suggests that the disorder could be connected to a wide range of medical conditions, including the following:

  • Developmental anomalies
  • Endometriosis
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Localized adenomyoma
  • Uterine inflammation

Who is at Risk?

There is a potential for certain women to be especially susceptible to adenomyosis if they have at least one of the following traits:

  • Are over 35
  • Delivered a child
  • Have had uterine surgery (myomectomy or C-section)

How Can I Tell if I Have Adenomyosis?

Adenomyosis is not always symptomatic. Nevertheless, most women who have the condition will experience the following signs:

  • Heavy clotting during menstruation
  • Spotting between periods
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Abdominal sensitivity
  • Long menstrual cycles
  • Severe or long-lasting cramping during periods
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

When You Should Contact Dallas Fibroid Center

Any unusual symptoms you notice during your regular menstrual cycle should be discussed with a medical specialist. Your symptoms may be caused by uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or polyps, whether or not you have adenomyosis.

When an accurate diagnosis has been established, Dr. Carlson can provide a detailed, personalized analysis of your condition and treatment recommendations in response to your most urgent or problematic symptoms. To book an appointment, please call (469) 341-5997 today.

 

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