💝 April is Adenomyosis Awareness Month!! 💝
Adenomyosis affects 1 in 10 women and can cause so many debilitating symptoms. I was recently diagnosed last year with Endometriosis and Adenomyosis. It explained a lot to me. It is a condition that not many are aware of and one I would really like to shed some light on.
For those interested in learning more, Adenomyosis is the abnormal invasion of endometrial tissue into the muscular wall of the uterus. It is sometimes referred to as “endometriosis of the uterus.” Endometrial tissue that would normally line the uterus becomes dysfunctional in Endometriosis and Adenomyosis. Adenomyosis can begin in a more focused area and form almost like a fibroid or it can be “global” and spread out affecting the whole uterus. It is also continuous and progressive, adjacent with endometriosis on the bladder or bowel or ovary stuck to the uterus.
A few symptoms of this are as follows:
- It may cause severe pain, especially with periods but not limited to.
- It may cause heavy bleeding even to a dangerous level of anemia.
- It can cause infertility.
- It can cause complications of pregnancy for those who do get pregnant.
- Nausea and easily feeling full
- Chronic Fatigue
- Referral leg pain
- Extreme pain with bowel movements
- Chronic Pelvic/abdominal Pain
- Bladder issues
And so many other symptoms that effect our daily lives. It is very difficult to treat and there is very limited success with excision to help with chances of falling pregnant.
This is a progressive disease that does not get much awareness and we need more research to understand why this occurs, how to potentially prevent it and how to treat it without going straight to a hysterectomy!
Progestins and hormone blockers seem to be our only tools and not all too effective.
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