It is a condition where the cells that line the inside of the uterus and shed every month, GROW INTO THE MUSCLE OF THE UTERUS. It is less of a defined MASS OF CELLS.
CAUSE- The lining cells invade into the muscle layer as a result of surgery lining tissue was deposited into the uterine muscle early in foetal life, before birth. Inflammation of the lining after the child birth cause cells to pass into the weakened muscle layer
1) PAIN- severe menstrual cramp, painful intercourse, ovulation pain, enlarged uterus, pelvic pain / pressure, headache
2) PERIOD- Heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged period, blood clots, spotting b/w period
3) BOWEL- constipation, painful bowel movement, irregular bowel movement, diarrhea, bloating
4) OTHER- nausea, fatigue, infertility, insomnia
UTERINE CHANGES IN ADENOMYOSIS-
Longer, wider, deeper, thicker.
MILD ADENOMYOSIS MANAGEMENT IN IVF SETTING-
Stimulate – collect eggs – create embryo – freeze them – wait for 3 months –
FOOD TO SUPPORT ADENOMYOSIS SYMPTOMS-
Flax seeds, cinnamon, ginger, carrot, chickpea, citrus, kale, oats, chia,
FOOD TO AVOID ON AN ADENOMYOSIS DIET INCLUDE-
Wheat, gluten, dairy, artificial sugar, banana, alcohol, tea, coffee
IN YOUNGER WOMEN- Intrauterine device , hormone therapy, uterine artery Embolization, anti inflammatory medicine, endometrial ablation
OlDER WOMEN- D/C for menorrhagia
Hysterectomy with or without B/L salpingo- Oophorectomy
It left untreated it may lead to infertility or other problem such as pelvic organ prolapse.