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Adenomyosis Symptoms and Causes

Adenomyosis is uterine thickening that occurs when endometrial tissue, which normally lines the uterus, moves into the outer muscular walls of the uterus. Andenomyosis is more common in women over the age of 30 who have had children. The causes of adenomyosis are currently unknown. The disease can sometimes cause a mass or growth within the uterus called an adenomyoma. Adenomyosis symptoms include heavy menstrual bleeding, painful menstruation and pelvic pain during intercourse. The treatment for adenomyosis is called hysteroscopy and is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for viewing the inside of the uterus. Hysteroscopy allows visualization of the inside of the uterus, including the openings to the fallopian tubes, as well as direct examination of the cervix, cervical canal and vagina.