What Is Adenomyosis?

Adenomyosis is a unique condition of the uterus that causes a woman’s endometrial tissue to grow into the muscles of her uterus. This condition often leads to an enlarged uterus, as well as especially painful menstrual cycles and/or pain during sex.

Common Causes of Adenomyosis

There is no known cause for adenomyosis, though many medical professionals believe that the condition may be related to a variety of other health conditions, such as:

  • Inflammation of the uterus
  • Invasive endometrial tissues
  • Localized adenomyoma
  • Abnormal female hormone levels
  • Developmental problems

Risk Factors

It is possible for some women to be more prone to developing adenomyosis than others if they possess one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Are middle aged
  • Have given birth
  • Previously experienced a surgery related to the uterus such as a C-section or myomectomy

How Will I Know If I Have Adenomyosis?

Symptoms of adenomyosis do not always present themselves in patients with the condition. However, the majority of women with adenomyosis will notice several signs, including:

  • Large blood clots during their period
  • Spotting between menstrual cycles
  • Pain during sex
  • Sensitivity in the abdominal area
  • Prolonged menstrual cycles
  • Long lasting menstrual cramps
  • Heavy bleeding during their period

Why You Should Contact Houston Fibroids Today

It is important to seek the advice of a specialist if you notice any unusual symptoms during your regular menstrual cycle. Even if your symptoms do not relate to adenomyosis, they are likely to be the result of another common uterine condition like uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or uterine polyps.

Once a definitive diagnosis has been made, Drs. Hardee and Fox will be able to begin offering individualized insights into your case of adenomyosis and which treatment methods they feel would work best for you based on your most concerning symptoms. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Hardee or Dr. Fox, please call (713) 575-3686 today!

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A message regarding COIVD-19

We are keeping a close eye on COVID-19 developments in the greater Houston area, and encourage you to do the same. To ensure that our patients are able to receive the care they need, Texas Endovascular/Houston Fibroids will remain open and accessible. Because we are not a primary care or hospital environment where sick patients would go for testing or treatment for COVID-19, we feel that the risk of exposure in our office is low. To supplement our rigorous standard precautions for health and safety, please refer to the following guidelines:

Please refer to the guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the most current information. The CDC reminds us to follow best practices, including washing hands often with soap and water, not touching our eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands, avoiding contact with people who are sick, and limiting personal contact, including shaking hands. Learn more about the CDC recommendations here.

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