Adenomyosis impacts around twenty percent of women before the age of 40, so why does it fly under the radar?
Adenomyosis is a condition of the uterus (womb) where the cells that normally form a lining on the inside of the uterus, also grow in the muscle wall of the uterus. Although women with adenomyosis often have endometriosis, it's important to recognise that they are in fact different conditions. With endometriosis, cells similar to those that line the uterus are found in other parts of the body such as the fallopian tubes, the ovaries or the tissue lining the pelvis (the peritoneum).
In this Marie Claire article, Jean Hailes Medical Director and gynaecologist Dr Elizabeth Farrell, says it's important for women with severe period pain to be assessed and investigated appropriately as adenomyosis could be one of the possible diagnoses.
Read the full Marie Claire article.
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