What is uterine adenomyosis and how does it affect infertility in women?
The women’s health Unfortunately, it continues to be one of the great forgotten ones, although luckily in Spain we are already on the right path with advances such as sick leave due to painful menstruation that is already contemplated in the workplace. Be that as it may, there is still much to do and an example of this is the low visibility that still exists with diseases such as endometriosis or adenomyosistwo great unknowns and more than 190 million women suffer in the world, according to the World Health Organization and the American College of Gynecology and Obstetrics (ACOG).
And, although in the case of adenomyosis many women suffer from it asymptomatically or with hardly any symptoms, many others experience severe pain with painful menstruations, which can even cause fertility problems in the future. We tell you everything about adenomyosis, its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
What is adenomyosis
Did you know that one in ten women in the world suffers from this disease and that 25% of cases affect women between 35 and 50 years old? At least that is what emerges from the figures reported by the World Health Organization.
In the event that pharmacological methods fail or pregnancy is sought, depending on the size and extent of the lesions, it could be indicated. surgical treatment. A therapeutic option that consists of removing tissue and reconstructing the uterine wall.
Only in the most serious cases in which the symptoms do not disappear with the previous methods mentioned, would it be considered surgically remove the uterus (hysterectomy) to eliminate deep adenomyosis.
How adenomyosis affects fertility in women
Studies indicate that 22% of women with difficulty getting pregnant have adenomyosis. And it is confirmed that this disease can cause difficulties in pregnancy, potentially causing ectopic pregnancies or repeat abortions. In addition, in other cases it can also make it difficult for the embryo to implant in the uterus.
Regarding the growth of endometrial tissue that causes this disease, it may have its origin in the excessive amount of estrogens secreted by the woman’s body. Cases in which a hyperestrogenic environment and resistance to progesterone, something that alters endometrial receptivity.
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