Infertility medical conditions are common among women today. Adenomyosis is a medical condition that has become a growing concern for some women who are trying to get pregnant.
What is adenomyosis?
Adenomyosis often starts to affect female health after age 35. This condition occurs when endometrial tissue grows into the uterine muscle, sometimes causing uncomfortable symptoms and infertility.
Is adenomyosis linked with other health problems?
Adenomyosis may appear similar to other reproductive health conditions: endometriosis and uterine fibroids. Here is how these conditions differ from one another:
- Endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissue spreads outside of the uterus to other areas of the body. In those cases, the tissue can invade the pelvic region, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder, and other areas.
- Alternatively, fibroids are benign growths that appear in the uterus.
Am I at risk?
About 1 in 100 women will have adenomyosis in their lifetime. Women in their 30s and 40s who have had one or more children are most at risk for adenomyosis and infertility. If you have adenomyosis, medical and surgical treatment options may help to restore your fertility.