Adenomyosis is a condition in which cells lining the uterus grow into the uterine muscle wall. Adenomyosis is the same as endometriosis and may cause the same symptoms or no symptoms at all.
Adenomyosis is a condition in which cells that normally grow outward into the uterine lining reverse grow into the uterine muscle.
During a woman’s menstrual cycle, these cells are “trapped” to become aroused, which can cause cramping and menstrual bleeding that is more intense than usual.
The symptoms of adenomyosis vary in the menstrual cycle because of the increased estrogen stage, which traces the shedding of the uterine lining.
Symptoms usually disappear or increase after menopause, when a woman’s estrogen stage is initially reduced.
Symptoms of adenomyosis that may include:
- heavy menstrual bleeding
- menstruation period is very painful
- sick during sex
- bleeding between menstruation periods
- uterine muscle spasms
- the uterus is enlarged and soft
- general pain in the hip region
- feeling that there is pressure on the urethra and rectum
- sick during bowel movements