WHAT IS ADENOMYOSIS?
Adenomyosis is a condition in which the endometrial lining of the uterus breaks through and encroaches into the muscular myometrial wall of the uterus. These displaced endometrial tissues react to the hormones every month as per the menstrual cycle- thickening- growing- breaking- bleeding. Adenomyosis can be seen throughout the uterus or can be localised to a single spot as well.
The condition is not life threatening but the pain and amount of bleeding compromises the quality of the woman’s life.
- Long oestrogen exposure
- Middle age (40’s and 50’s)
- Delivery of child by C-section
- Uterine fibroid removal surgery
The heavy bleeding can cause anaemia and weakness. Although the condition is not life threatening but it hampers the normal life of the female.