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Adenomyosis – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Adenomyosis happens when the tissue that usually lines the endometrial tissue develops outward into the uterus muscular wall rather than inward into the muscle of the uterus. This displacement leads to bleeding or menstrual cramps during menstrual cycles. It would also cause an enlarged uterus. The symptoms can vary, depending on the estrogen levels. They would improve or disappear after menopause. This article shows you some common symptoms, causes, and treatment options for people with adenomyosis.

3 Symptoms of Adenomyosis

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

As adenomyosis leads to the movement or encroachment of the endometrial tissue, which lines the uterus with its muscles, the condition would make the walls of this part become thicker. Over the long run, it may result in longer-than-usual or heavy bleeding. You would notice this symptom around 7 days or even more, depending on the hormone levels. Also, you might need to change the pad or tampon after several hours during the day to clean the blood. If left untreated, it would reduce the quality of life or even trigger other serious complications like anemia. [1]