Adenomyosis is a disease that can be difficult to diagnose. The only way for your NYC gynecologist Dr. Mariz to definitively tell if you have adenomyosis is after you have treated your symptoms with a hysterectomy. The specialist would examine the tissue under a microscope. However, treatment based on ultrasound images or suspicion is usually the best option.
Adenomyosis is a condition that causes the endometrial tissue lining of your uterus to grow into the muscular walls of your uterus. Once the endometrial tissue implants in the uterus muscle, the tissue continues to act as it always does, growing, thickening, breaking up, and bleeding out during your period.
Adenomyosis can be very painful when it causes your uterus to become enlarged. It creates heavy bleeding during your menstrual cycles.
Why It Happens
The cause of adenomyosis is unknown, but there are theories for this condition. It usually affects women later in life, before menopause, but after they’ve already had kids. It generally improves after you go through menopause because the hormones that cause menstruation are deficient.